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General Electric GE Aviation Human Resources Intern Dowty Propellers (8 months fixed term, job share 16 to 20 hrs a week) in Gloucester, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

In this 8 months’ internship assignment your focus will be providing support for our Dowty employees in the UK and globally on various HR processes in a truly international environment. We are a small team of 2 HR Leaders part of a larger GE HR community in the UK and our HR Intern will typically get involved in all aspects of HR as per their areas of interest and desire to get involved in HR initiatives. This is a great learning opportunity for an individual that is passionate about HR, helping people progress in their career and helping resolve issues in their day to day working life. We offer flexibility in how we get our work done and are open to discuss any individual requirements.

Job Description

GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military and business and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components, along with avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft.  


At GE Aviation ( , we invent the future of flight, lift people up, and bring them home safely. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GE9X engines, driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, or unlocking new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to moving the aerospace industry forward. If you join us, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead.  


At GE Aviation, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and cross-functionally with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. If you’re passionate about generating advances in aviation to solve some of the world’s toughest problems and are looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE Aviation as we rise to the challenge of building a world that works.  

If you’re interested in working within aviation and looking for a placement rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and development, then join GE. Today, more than ever, the world needs great minds. What the world you.

Dowty Propellers, part of GE Aviation Systems based in Gloucestershire, is a leading supplier of advanced technology, composite-bladed propeller systems for a wide range of regional turboprop and military transport aircraft. As a world-leading manufacturer of integrated propeller systems, Dowty Propellers provides solutions for the propulsion systems of today and tomorrow. Key programs include the Lockheed Martin C-130J, the De-Haviland, Dash 8-400 and the Leonardo C-27J.

Its products are used in applications that range from regional airliners and military airlifters to marine hovercraft. Operated by a highly skilled workforce, Dowty Propellers’ in-house production expertise for composite blades includes application of resin transfer molding processes, which have been continuously evolved and perfected since 1976; and the use of braiding machines that rapidly and accurately apply the blades’ fibre outer layers.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Human Resources Intern will support various HR Initiatives across the Dowty employee populations at the Brockworth site, spanning Learning and Development, Recruitment, Employee Lifecyle, Employee Relations and Total Rewards with key focus on the following tasks:

  • Handle employee questions and queries

  • Collaborate with the Talent Acquisition team on job postings and onboarding of new employees

  • Work with People Operations team to have updated employee data with regular quality checks

  • Partner with People Leaders to coordinate site wide initiatives

  • Support our engagement team

  • Initiate employee life-cycle event

  • Support off-boarding process

  • Contribute to preparing site practices and procedures

  • Support training deliveries

Required Qualifications

  • Ongoing University studies or just finished University in the field of Business/ Economics / Psychology / Human Resources

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English

Desired Characteristics

  • Desire to learn all aspects of the work in the Human Resources department

  • Great communication and relationship building skills

  • Independence and self confidence

  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Confidentiality

  • Data accuracy and eye for detail

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Non-contributory Pension          

  • Life Assurance

  • Group income protection            

  • Private medical cover    

  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. (https://https/

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS (https://https/

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No