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Why get involved in Fly Your Ideas?

Jul 26, 2018

Registration is now open for Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019, and there are many reasons to get involved. These are the top five reasons why you should sign up to be part of this global student competition. Read on for inspiration!

  1. Understand the challenges of the future aerospace industry and gain valuable insights

Employers and universities reviewing applications will want to see how you have demonstrated your interest in aerospace and innovation. Progressing in Fly Your Ideas means that you can confidently claim insight and personal experience in these areas.

  1. Benefit from the expertise and experience of Airbus employees

Want an opportunity to interact and work closely with Airbus experts? You will have the chance to focus on real industry challenges alongside Airbus experts as you move forward in the competition. Teams selected for Round 2 will have a dedicated Airbus mentor to help guide and refine their ideas.

  1. Improve your employability skills

Professional skills – teamwork, project management, presentation and communications – are highly valued by employers, yet hard to acquire solely through your studies. You’ll develop these skills and more in the competition.

  1. Apply classroom learning to a real industry challenge

Taking part in Fly Your Ideas is a chance to apply your classroom learning and get some impressive experience working on a real-world aerospace challenge. Airbus has identified 6 key challenges to focus on with students from all over the world.

  1. Work across borders with people of diverse profiles and nationalities

Diversity unlocks innovation and creative thinking and is at the heart of this initiative. Since the Fly Your Ideas competition launched in 2008, more than 20,000 students from over 650 universities in over 100 countries have taken part. Developing your idea with a team of people from different backgrounds or profiles during Fly Your Ideas is great preparation for working in diverse and multidisciplinary teams during your professional life.

But these are not the only reasons why you should get involved. The top teams that make it to the final round will get the chance to visit the “ProtoSpace” based at Airbus HQ to test and visualise their ideas using state-of-the-art equipment with personalized guidance from Airbus. And let’s not forget the chance of sharing the €45,000 grand prize if your team makes it to the final.

Encouraged to start your own Airbus Fly Your Ideas journey? Then register now.

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