Vertical Aerospace

Bristol, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2022-08-05

Category: transportation

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Mechanical Design Intern

About the company:

Revolutionising urban air mobility and electrifying air travel

Why work with us? 

We at Vertical Aerospace are pushing the boundaries of what is possible, creating technology to achieve sustainable air travel like never before. Vertical comprises a world-class team of leaders, experts, engineers who're all striving towards the same goal, to make air travel personal, on-demand, and carbon free. This is your chance to be a part of this extraordinary team.

Vertical is one the world’s leading eVTOL businesses, and a pioneer of this ground-breaking new segment, which marks the beginning of sustainable aviation. 

Founded in 2016, Vertical uniquely combines the best of the aerospace, Formula 1 and automotive industries and has become one of only seven companies globally to have successfully flown multiple full-scale eVTOL prototypes.  The VX4, is a world-leading fully composite tilt-rotor winged eVTOL that will carry one pilot and four passengers or cargo.  VX4 is in plan to be  certified in late 2024, placing the business in the top two companies globally with a commercially viable aircraft capable of spanning intra and intercity passenger and cargo eVTOL markets. 

We are looking for an exceptional undergraduate student to join Vertical Aerospace for 12 months as a Mechanical Design Intern. Vertical is one the world’s leading eVTOL businesses, and a pioneer of this ground-breaking new segment, which marks the beginning of sustainable aviation. The role will be located at our Camwal Court office in Bristol.


The Role:

The Fluid and Mechanical Systems team are looking for a sandwich year intern, working towards a Bachelors or Masters degree in engineering, to join the team for a one year internship.

The team is responsible for the design of the landing gear, actuation, mechanical and cooling systems on our prototype aircraft and development programmes. The internship role will be working within the existing team and will include opportunities to produce 3D and 2D design in CAD (CATIA V6), to support the build and flight test of our aircraft and conduct development work needed for our certification programme. 

Vertical is a values-led business that embraces diversity in all its forms in particular diversity of thought. Vertical is committed to building an industry leading team offering global perspectives that represent the communities it serves.

  • The role is likely to vary over the course of the year as projects mature in the fast paced environment.
  • It will provide an opportunity to understand the engineering data release process and how to work within a regulated environment.
  • The team are also supportive gaining experience and understanding that supports a future application for professional registration (Chartership)
  • Previous experience of working on 3D CAD is recommended, and a willingness to learn is idea.


Role Requirements:

  • You are currently studying towards a Bachelors or Masters degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering
  • You will be taking a sandwich/placement/industry year as part of your degree and have not yet completed your course
  • You can commit to being based in Bristol full time


To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to us via the website.

This is an on-going advert and interviews will be held on an ad-hoc basis until sufficient applications have been received.