Airside Operations internship F/H

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VINCI Airports, premier opérateur aéroportuaire privé au monde, assure le développement et l'exploitation de 45 aéroports au Brésil, au Cambodge, au Chili, au Costa Rica, aux États-Unis, en France, au Japon, au Portugal, en République dominicaine, au Royaume-Uni, en Serbie et en Suède. Desservi par plus de 250 compagnies aériennes, le réseau de VINCI Airports a accueilli 255 millions de passagers en 2019. Grâce à son expertise d'intégrateur global, VINCI Airports développe, finance, construit et opère des aéroports en apportant sa capacité d'investissement et son savoir-faire dans l'optimisation de la gestion et de la performance et dans la conduite de projets d'extension et de modernisation. En 2019, son chiffre d'affaires total géré s'est élevé à 4,9 milliards d'euros, pour un chiffre d'affaires consolidé de 2,6 milliards d'euros.

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Airside Operations internship F/H

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Work placement agreement

Duration of the contract

6 mois

Description of the assignment

Reporting to the Operations Director and the Operations Project Manager (Intern Supervisor) the Airside Operations Intern will undertake a key project:



VINCI Airports strives for operational excellence with high levels of productivity and efficiency across its global network of airports without compromising safety and security.

This proposed internship consists of a main project - The review of Key Airside Operations Services (KAOS) across the VINCI Network. With support, the intern may work on activities related to on-going medium and long-term projects in areas including (but not limited to):  Business Continuity Management, Integrated Risk Management, Drones, Safety Management System Development and review and analysis of key performance indicators for Safety and Security. All with a scope covering the VINCI Airports Network

Airside Operations Review

Airside Operations may include but are not limited to the following Key Airside Operations Services (KAOS):

- Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (RFFS)

- Medical services (where required – ambulances and medical staff)
- Wildlife Management
- Airside Ops

VINCI Airports requires an Intern to play a lead role in the delivery of the following key project objectives.

Phase 1

1. Review the KAOS across the network to record, understand, analyse and compare how these Services are delivered
2. Review industry best practices for the delivery of these KAOS and compare with the VINCI network approach. This should include the use of tools and technologies

3. Identify examples of organisations (VINCI and other) that implement Multi-Skilling - Where employees carry out roles and responsibilities across two or more KAOS or across Services outside the scope of Airside Services e.g. RFFS personnel carrying out hold baggage loading / unloading
4. Identify key challenges and experiences from the VINCI network in the process of implementing the organisational structures and the delivery of these KAOS

Phase 2
5. For airports selected after Phase 1, consider and propose options to improve the productivity and efficiency of the delivery of the KAOS.

The position may require visits to agreed VINCI Airports.




- Generalist, Civil, Electro-mechanical, Industrial graduate, preferably aviation/aeronautical Graduate Engineer with high interest in airport projects and airport operations.
- Responsible for overseeing the successful completion of projects tasks.
- Knowledge of airport operations and airports in general is an advantage.
- Willingness to work in an international, multi-cultural, transversal (Operation, technical, maintenance,…) and business oriented context

Required skills:

- Rigor and developed communication/coordination skills.
- Outgoing, endowed with recognized relational qualities;
- Strong leadership, autonomy, proactivity
- Team player and self‐motivated / ‘can-do’ attitude
- Ability to convey, assimilate and summarise technical contents, project outcome and results internally or externally; to colleagues, clients or other stakeholders, in the form of reports or presentations.
- Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Competent in Teams and Outlook
- Language: Fluent English (mandatory, written and spoken), French (optional). Most of the discussions and documents will be in English.


6-month internship starting from from February/March 2022 (full-time)

Applicant criteria

Minimum education required

Bachelor’s degree

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Europe, France, IdF, HAUTS-DE-SEINE (92)

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1973 Boulevard de la Défense - 92000 Nanterre