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Industrial Placement Mechanical Engineer

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5d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


AI generated summary

  • You must be a self-motivated, adaptable Mechanical Engineering student, with strong communication skills and a drive for personal development. Offer creative solutions, build relationships, and be willing to take on new challenges.
  • You will support the Mechanical Engineering Team, create design data, deliver detailed designs, generate manufacturing data packs, and work to meet cost, schedule, and quality demands.

Off-cycle Internship



  • The role requires an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for overcoming technical challenges. As an Industrial Placement Mechanical Engineer you will form part of a multi-discipline Team of Engineers undertaking the collective objective of advancing our World leading products in the Defence domain.
  • As an Industrial Placement Mechanical Engineer you will support the design and development of our World Leading Electro-Optic, Communications and Information Systems Products under the guidance of experiences Mechanical Engineers. You will be introduced to state of the art methods, technology and tools to enable you to explore all aspects of the Engineering Lifecycle, including Requirements Analysis, Design, Implementation, Test, Build, Production and in-service support.
  • This role allows a mixture of on-site and remote working; with attendance at our Essex facility required when Customer requirements dictate.


  • Currently undertaking a minimum of a Bachelors level degree Mechanical Engineering (or similar field).
  • Be a self-motivated individual, willing to take on new challenges and drive continuous personal development.
  • Strong communication skills across a variety of mediums i.e. written, verbal, digital, etc.
  • The ability to develop effective working relationships with peers and stakeholders.
  • Adaptable to the ever changing demands that will be encountered within the role.
  • Offer novel ideas and methods for solving technical problems, drawing on personal experiences and knowledge learned during academic studies.
  • Demonstrate relevant project work and/or placements in Industry are beneficial, but not essential.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Acquiring the skills required to work effectively within a Professional Engineering environment.
  • Supporting members of the Mechanical Engineering Team in the delivery of technical solutions that meet our Customer needs.
  • Creating and presenting design data to the appropriate Departmental ‘Best Practices’ and utilising industry leading tool sets.
  • Delivering detailed designs; including numerical calculations, tolerance studies, etc.
  • Producing Manufacturing Data Packs in line with BS8888, including appropriate use of GD&T.
  • Generating piece parts, assemblies and mechanisms within the constraints defined by the Mechanical Lead.
  • Working to meet Cost, Schedule and Quality demands.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • Flexible Working: Flexible hours with hybrid working options. For part time opportunities, please talk to us
  • Company funded flexible benefits: Access to private healthcare, dental schemes, Workplace ISA, Go Green Car Scheme, technology and lifestyle options (£500 annual allowance)
  • Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays, option to buy/sell leave and to accrue up to 12 additional flexi leave days per year
  • Pension: Award winning pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme with access to free mental health support, financial wellbeing support and network groups to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion (Enable, Pride, Equalise, Reservists, Carers)
  • Lifestyle:  Discounted Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme
  • Training: Free access to more than 4000 online courses via Coursera
  • Referral Incentive: You can earn a reward for successfully referring a friend or family member
  • Bonus: Scheme in place for all employees at management level and below