Engineering Industrial Placement

We are currently recruiting for Industrial Placement Students to join our Engineering teams based across the UK, Ready to part of what’s next?

Location – We have opportunities across our state of the art manufacturing facilities in Atherstone, Aycliffe, Loughborough, Bangor, Gorseinon and Bridgend.

Industrial Placement Programme – Successful candidates will have a fantastic opportunity to be assigned to an area of a manufacturing site, to work alongside and learn from experienced engineers, whilst attending training including Six Sigma and Lean training with our graduate engineers and taking part in our Emerging Talent Training programme.

Key Benefits Include:

  • 25 days paid annual holiday, plus Bank Holidays.
  • Contributory Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • Discount on 3M products
  • Reduced subscriptions on various insurance schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Financial support for further education    

Working at 3M

At 3M, inspiration happens daily. Here, science is how the magic happens: except its not magic, its the right science, applied the right way, by the right people. 3Mers tell in their own words how they strive everyday towards dedication to #improvinglives across the globe.

Overall Mission

As an Industrial Placement student you will be part of and learn from the Manufacturing Technology Engineering group, the primary purpose of whom is to ensure the manufacturing plant and business deliver against their annual strategic target in the fields of cost, cash, growth, service, quality and safety. 

Our widely spread and innovative product technology base provides interesting and varied manufacturing challenges that stimulate our world-renowned culture of innovation and creativity.

3M has achieved regional & global recognition for its achievements in manufacturing efficiency, service & environmental awareness as well as its ability to develop & scale-up new products utilising new technologies.

Person Profile

Requirements

  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • Working towards a 2:1 in a relevant degree (Engineering or Science based)
  • 300 UCAS points at A-Level (or equivalent qualification) including at least one STEM subject.
  • Valid UK driving licence is preferred but not essential.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Good engineering/technical knowledge
  • Competent PC user
  • Good problem solver

Personal Attributes

  • Pro-active self starter
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated with the drive & energy to lead and influence change
  • Good team player able to work well with & influence others
  • Ability to prioritise effectively
  • Strong Communication skills

Job Responsibilities

As an Industrial Placement Student you will be working as part of a highly focused and driven team of engineers. The projects in new ‘growth’ areas will be on new product introduction, line optimisation and product qualification, whereas in the more established areas, the manufacturing engineering team will be focused more on waste reduction, process/productivity improvement and material substitutions.

You’ll become knowledgeable about our developing technologies, the quality systems that surround our manufacturing processes and learn to work with people at all levels of the organisation - from the machine operators to the senior managers.

Example projects that you would typically be involved in:

  • Downtime Reduction – Changing between different product types is a lengthy process due to adjusting programme settings and knife set-ups. The project is to quantify DT and target the biggest opportunities to improve.
  • Raw Material Qualification –. To ensure that the product is compliant with production, performance and quality metrics, organise testing, make order runs and quality inspection before the change is approved.
  • New Product Qualification - Manufacturing engineers will work with production and the development lab, to manufacture a product suitable for the customer’s specification.
  • Quality Improvement – Projects involve working alongside the quality engineering team to understand historical trends and production data to further develop specifications.
  • Process optimisation – The project focus is identifying optimum settings and set-up visual management to monitor cycle times.
  • Lean Projects - Reduce pallet space in production areas by lean supply of raw materials to production equipment.

About 3M

3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing.

With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. The UK and Ireland is home to one of the largest 3M subsidiaries outside the USA, employing 3,200 people across 19 locations, including 10 manufacturing sites.

Products manufactured in the UK include coated abrasives, personal safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products, drug delivery systems, high-performance coatings, secure documents, passport readers and imaging systems.

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing date: Jan 31, 2017
  • Salary: £18,000
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Placement Duration: Year-long
  • Location: Bridgend (South Wales), Gorseinon (Swansea), Atherstone (Warwickshire), Aycliffe (Durham), Loughborough or Bangor (Northern Ireland)
  • Region: East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, North Wales, South Wales, Yorkshire, Northern Ireland
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Other benefits...

  • 25 days' paid annual holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • Contributory Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • Discount on 3M products
  • Reduced subscriptions on various insurance schemes
  • Financial support for further education
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Computer & IT
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Software
  • Systems

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