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Placement Design Engineer

Electronic/Mechanical/Physics/Computer Science/Maths.

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About Slipstream Design

Slipstream Engineering Design is growing and we are looking for people with brains, creativity and ambition. We now have openings for brilliant individuals with a passion for technology to join our team as a Placement Design Engineers.

An Introduction to Slipstream Design

We design and build RF products to transform performance and disrupt markets.

We believe there’s more than one way to secure a successful future and are committed to bringing on the next generation of engineers. We invest in the development of those who show curiosity and who are keen to learn what it takes to design cutting edge wireless products.

At Slipstream Design we work with the inventors, the early adopters and product adventurers to bring new bold technologies into being. We translate complex RF, analogue and digital challenges into manufacturable products that disrupt, lead and grow markets for our customers. As a design consultancy we work on a wide range of projects for many different customers, from WiFi routers operating in rural Africa to complex modern Radar and communication systems.

With technical excellence at its heart, Slipstream Design is a place where people are valued and success is shared.

The Role

Joining the team as a Placement Design Engineer, you will work on a variety of projects that will spark your imagination and challenge you to think creatively. You will be working collaboratively within a young, dynamic and encouraging team and your ideas and solutions will make an impact on real projects right away. In return we will provide you with support, tools and training along the way as you kick start your career.

The Placement Design Engineer role will involve working closely with both colleagues and customers on a wide range of projects. You will play an important part in developing creative technical solutions for cutting edge products and manufacturing processes by contributing your expertise in electronic, mechanical or software engineering. Your role may range from creating a novel wireless product, developing high- performance radar to designing an innovative medical device. Our customers expect us to work at the forefront of technology and you will be primed to help take ideas from concept to market.

About You

The ideal candidate will be an undergraduate studying for a degree in electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, maths or related subjects.

You will ideally be working to a 2:1 or higher and have some experience working in industry.

It is likely that you will enjoy taking things part, building models or understanding how things work. Our team is deeply curious and we’ll be looking for those who are intuitively problem solvers. You will be committed to learning, willing to challenge and able to communicate your ideas.

You may have an interest in Radio Frequency, Communication Systems, Digital Signal Processing, embedded firmware and product design or just be keen to learn about these areas. If successful, you will be required to prove eligibility to work in the UK and pass basic security checks.

Salary and Benefits

Slipstream Design offers a competitive starting salary of £18,000—£20,000 depending on experience and specialist discipline. Salaries are reviewed annually.

  • 25 days' holiday entitlement plus bank holidays
  • Profit share
  • Employer matched pension contribution scheme

Slipstream Design operates a supportive personal development framework to ensure every individual is nurtured to achieves their potential. Regular mentoring, feedback and coaching are part of our culture.


Slipstream Design is based in Shipley, West Yorkshire in easy reach of urban hubs such as Leeds, Bradford and York. With the Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep there are also plenty of opportunities for those who love outdoor activities.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us stronger and look to employ those with different ideas, styles and skills. This diversity generates a rich thinking environmental where our team and customers enjoy the freedom to innovate, problem solve and create collaboratively. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people on their ability to contribute regardless of sex, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or marital status.

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How to Apply

If you have a passion for technology development and product design, please get in touch by sending a covering letter and CV to 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: June 19th, 2023
  • Starting Salary: £19,000 - £21,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 1 year
  • Shipley (West Yorkshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Electronic
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics

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