Boeing Aerostructures Australia visits Parkville campus

By Melbourne School of Engineering

Audience at Boeing event

Melbourne School of Engineering students had the chance to receive some unique insights into Boeing Aerostructures’ global aspirations and the internship and graduate employment opportunities they offer when Paul Watson (Senior Manager – Boeing Research and Technology) and Ari Pipilikas (Boeing Aerostructures Australia – Engineering Manager) visited Parkville campus on Tuesday 31 July.

Joined by over 90 engineering and information technology students, Watson and Pipilikas discussed Boeing’s aspirations on the global stage and the associated drive created for graduate and internship talent.

Speaking about Boeing’s approach to developing people in their company, Watson said: “We’re mindful of the incredible talent at Boeing and nurture our employees to sustain growth.”

The pair illustrated a ‘day in the life’ of many professionals across the organisation and detailed the four engineering streams that students could work in at Boeing Aerostructures Australia. Students were encouraged to look at Boeing as an international employer and consider the global networks and opportunities that can be created when working for the organisation.

We’re mindful of the incredible talent at Boeing and nurture our employees to sustain growth

Watson and Pipilikas fielded a number of enthusiastic questions from the student audience, with topics including the increasing need for students to understand big data analytics and its convergence with mechanical engineering, the use of digital simulation environments to train astronauts, and Boeing’s dedicated approach to quality assurance and performance. They also shared their professional highlights, which included seeing a team’s design progress through into assembly.

For more information about employment opportunities at Boeing Aerostructures Australia, please visit the their career site.