Opportunities for early career entry and internship at Airbus Defence & Space

The European Defence Industry is looking for new talents!

Our partner Airbus has recently created direct links to their job board through which enabling young people to directly look for current job opportunities.

There are two different types of positions, internship for trainees/students and early career entry opportunities, which require no or small experience and give the opportunity to join the company directly after university time.

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More information about other job opportunities of our industry partners here.

ASSETs+ participation at Digital Tech Summit 2022

Digital Tech Summit is Denmark’s meeting point and showcase for digital technologies and strong research environments, technology leaders and startups.

5,000 visitors, 1,000 companies, 300 startups, 300 speakers spread across 70 conference sessions in 2022 and ASSETs+ was there to present the project and our contribution towards addressing the skill needs of the European Defence Industry.

New deadline for the ASSETs+ European Defence Challenge submission of proposals: December 2, 2022

The III edition of the ASSETs+ European Defence Challenge is open. The deadline of the first phase has been extended, so that students have more time to prepare their proposals.

The European Commission has declared technology as EU’s top priority for the next years. More particularly, one key objective is the mastery and ownership of key technologies in Europe.

With this objective in mind, the III edition of the ASSETs+ European Defence Challenge asks students to propose one or more work approaches dealing with security – threats identification and defence strategies. Threats in the areas of: defence industry, intellectual property theft, military equipment, auxiliary equipment, information flow, data protection, military operations, border surveillance and others, in the context of security and cybersecurity.

This Challenge represents a great opportunity for students to boost their careers and open new horizons.

Who can participate: All undergraduate or graduate students from all faculties in European Universities, vocational education and training centres and other institutions dedicated to education. IMPORTANT: Students are strongly encouraged to team up in pairs, finding a partner in a different university or country. Teams will get an additional point in the final score.

How to participate: Register here, write a 1 page proposal (500-600 words) and submit it before midnight CET December 2, 2022 to: challenge@assets-plus.eu

Benefits and Prizes

– Participation in the EDC III seminars and webinars with industry
– Free access to the courses offered within the ASSETs+ project
– Public recognition on the ASSETs+ webpage and social networks
– Certificate of participation
– The 3 FINALIST TEAMS will be announced on our web & social media and will participate in the awards ceremony.
– SPECIAL MENTION TO YOUNG PARTICIPANTS (the best essay up to 20 years old).
– Special awards for the best teams:

  • 1st place:
    – One day visit of EU institutions + meetings with Defence stakeholders in Brussels.
    – Meeting with HR manager about CV and job interview.
    – Technology related gift
    – Diploma
  • 2nd place:
    – Meeting with HR manager about CV and job interview.
    – Technology related gift
    – Diploma
  • 3rd place:
    – Meeting with HR manager about CV and job interview.
    – Diploma
  • Young students:
    – Technology related gift
    – Diploma

ASSETs+ Tech Talk at Digital Tech Summit, Copenhagen October 26

Our partner Irene Spada, from the University of Pisa, will participate in the Tech-Talks at Digital Tech Summit Conferences next 26 October, 11:45 – 12:15  at the IDA Stage. She will show the blended approach of the ASSETs+ project for creating techs and skills roadmap by applying Natural Language Processing and leveraging on expert knowledge.

Digital Tech Summit is Denmark’s meeting point and showcase for digital technologies and a meeting point for strong research environments, technology leaders and startups. This edition is expecting 5,000 visitors, 1,000 companies and 300 startups to participate, as well as over 300 speakers spread across 70 conference sessions in 2022.

Artificial intelligence, quantum computers and machine learning are technologies that are changing our world. Being a leader in digital technologies will be crucial not only for individual companies, but also for Europe’s competitiveness as a whole.

ASSETs+ will be present at the Digital Tech Summit on October 25-26 at the  booth 318, to present the project and our contribution towards addressing the skill needs of the European Defence Industry.

Join us!

Workshop on the ASSETs+ Strategy for developing skills and competences for the Defence Sector, November 24th

Workshop: “ASSETs+ Building Skills for Defence”

The workshop took place in the framework of the Portugal Air Summit and as part of the Erasmus Days 2022, in Ponte de Sor on October 15.

Sara Varão Fernandes, Project Manager at European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF) was the moderator of this interesting workshop about the ASSETs+ project and its contribution towards addressing the skill needs of the European Defence Industry.

Irene Spada, from the University of Pisa, gave an overview of the project, and encouraged experts in Defence-related areas, interested in emerging technologies and education, such as policy makers (at European, National and Local levels), workers in big companies, SMEs and standard bodies, teachers, and researchers, to attend the Workshop on the ASSETs+ Strategy for developing skills and competences for the Defence Sector that will be held in Bordeaux on November 24th. Then, Eurico Assunçao, EWF Deputy Director, explained the importance of international qualifications in different sectors, and all the benefits of becoming an ASSETs+ stakeholder.

The workshop ended with the intervention of Garry Perks, Leonardo Portugal General Manager, who gave an overview of Leonardo Group, and future perspectives.

 

ASSETs+ was also present at Portugal Air Summit with a booth, from October 12-15.

ASSETs+ will be present at the Digital Tech Summit. Copenhaguen, October 25-26

Visit us at the booth 318 next October 25-26, in Bella Center Copenhagen.

Would you like to strengthen your network and get updated on all the latest that’s happening in the field of digitalization? Come and meet us at Scandinavia’s most important tech event, Digital Tech Summit, that will take place on 25th and 26th of October 2022 in Bella Center Copenhagen.

Digital Tech Summit is Denmark’s meeting point and showcase for digital technologies and a meeting point for strong research environments, technology leaders and startups. This edition is expecting 5,000 visitors, 1,000 companies and 300 startups to participate, as well as over 300 speakers spread across 70 conference sessions in 2022.

Artificial intelligence, quantum computers and machine learning are technologies that are changing our world. Being a leader in digital technologies will be crucial not only for individual companies, but also for Europe’s competitiveness as a whole.

ASSETs+ will be at booth 318 -in the Talent Area- to present the project and our contribution towards addressing the skill needs of the European Defence Industry.

Furthermore, our partner Irene Spada, from University of Pisa, will participate on 26 October, 11:45 – 12:15  with the presentation Blending data-driven analysis and brainstorming”  that will show the blended approach of the ASSETs+ project for creating techs and skills roadmap by applying Natural Language Processing and leveraging on expert knowledge.

Come to see us!

Are you going to participate in the ASSETs+ European Defence Challenge III? Don’t miss out on the great tips from the winners of the last edition!


Andreas Wouters and Nathan Prakopetz, the winner team of the  ASSETs+ European Defence Challenge II edition, from the Royal Military Academy of Belgium, shared their experiences and gave great recommendations to the students participating in the current edition, during the Launch Event that took place last Monday:

  1. Team up with someone who has different academic background
  2. Before you start writing it is important to brainstorm. Think out of the box and be creative
  3. Link the topic chosen to all different domains from social to engineering sciences
  4. Ask questions to experts, to your colleagues and also to yourself

Here are some excerpts from their words, which you can also watch in the video below:

“This challenge was a good way to put myself on the map in different European organizations, but also to actually test the different skills learned during my academic career: how to write a paper, how to do a proper research and how to properly analyze a problem and critically think about the solutions.” (Nathan Prakopetz)

“The recognition and the opportunities that were presented are the biggest reward. I’ve had several interviews with big names in the Defence Industry like Rolls Royce, Leonardo, Hensoldt…”  (Nathan Prakopetz)

“At the end of the day we all are end users of the military technologies being developed. For a civilian student to be interested in this field just means that they also want to safeguard our European way of living.”  (Nathan Prakopetz)

“I wrote a lot of papers during my academic career, but this paper will be the one that I will never forget. The most valuable reward was the appreciation we got afterwards. People were interested in our research paper and this is very motivating.” (Andreas Wouters)

Register now for the #EuropeanDefenceChallenge III edition and send your proposal before November 14, 2022