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Mechanical Engineering Placement Scheme 2021

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Engineering machines of the future

On our Placement Scheme, join a well-respected team that has a strong reputation in the engineering industry. You'll be part of something big, enjoying all-level support from line managers to senior leaders. We also want you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. So, during our recruitment process, tell us what matters to you. Find out how we support wellbeing in and out of the office – including different ways to be flexible around work. Let's also talk about Diversity & Inclusion, including our recent pledges for Women's Equality, how we're Disability Confident and an Inclusive Employer.

Thriving in an upside down world

We'll give you the time you need to live your life while you help us build a better world.

Your role

As a Mechanical Engineering placement student, you’ll be working in diverse teams across all of our markets. You could work on a variety of projects, including airports, railway stations, nuclear power stations or offshore wind farms. From design to analysis, manufacturing and maintenance challenges, your contribution will make a difference. You'll be able to point to your projects and say, "I helped make that happen."

Where you could work

As a placement student, you could find yourself in one of the following business areas:

Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology (ADS&T)

Industrial year locations: (Bristol - closed for applications) (Glasgow - Closed for applications)
Degree requirements: On track for a minimum of a 2.1 Master's degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Marine/Naval or Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

ADS&T work across safety critical industries to exploit cutting-edge advanced technology across aerospace and defence markets, helping clients respond innovatively to evolving external environments. ADS&T work with leading names to transform the future of aerospace engineering and support our national defence programmes across all domains: land, sea, air, maritime and cyber.

Whether it’s mechanical, aerospace or systems engineering; advanced materials, finite element analysis or design – whatever your passion is, you’ll be joining a high-end engineering team working on ground-breaking projects. You’ll get the opportunity to work across design, systems engineering and structural analysis, you’ll be equipped to face the future needs of the market.

Building Services
Industrial year locations: (Bristol - closed for applications) (Epsom - closed for applications) (London - closed for applications) (Warrington - closed for applications)

Water – Design and Advanced Technology
Industrial year locations: (Bristol - closed for applications) (Epsom - closed for applications) (Warrington - closed for applications)

Welcome to the team that's shaping smarter, healthier and more sustainable places and spaces. Join us as a Mechanical Engineering placement student and you could be working on designs for an airport, a transport interchange, a university campus or the world's first tidal lagoon.

Nuclear and Power:
Summer placement locations: Derby, Sheffield, Warrington, Whitehaven

Industrial year locations: Bristol, Derby, Epsom, Sheffield, Warrington, Whitehaven

Join the teams that have been engineering, delivering, managing and decommissioning nuclear facilities worldwide for over 20 years. You could be working on new builds like Hinkley Point C and on-site engineering for clients such as EDF. We're driving evolution in the areas of offshore generation and transmission, energy from waste, electric vehicle infrastructure and the integration of smart grid technology. With us, you'll play a proud part in reaching net-zero by 2050.

Resources – Oil and Gas, Offshore Wind and Decarbonisation.
Summer placement locations: Aberdeen (Edinburgh - closed for applications) (Epsom - closed for applications)  (Bristol and London - closed for applications) (Warrington - closed for applications) 
Industrial year locations: (Bristol, Epsom and Glasgow - closed for applications)

We have a team of over 20,000 experts, and we've worked on thousands of oil and gas installations across North America, Australia, the Middle East, UK and Europe. As one of our Mechanical Engineering placement students, you could be involved with a range of projects, from fixed and floating offshore structures, to terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and subsea pipelines. We’ll be there supporting you whilst you’re honing your skills on exciting digital and immersive technologies.

What you can bring

  • An understanding of the consultancy environment
  • Enthusiasm to drive your own career development, as well as motivation for self-directed learning
  • Drive and determination to achieve professional accreditation
  • An interest and ability to adapt to the changing world, new technology and being open to flexible and agile ways of working
  • Be curious in your thinking and apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
  • A desire to develop relationship building skills with clients and internal stakeholders
  • Confidence to work on your own initiative as well as being part of a multidisciplinary team.

Meeting your needs

We've created a rewards package to fit around your study, career and personal needs. Enjoy benefits such as flexible holidays, tailored career development and a strong support network. Each year, our top performing placement students (who’ve done at least 8 weeks on placement with us) have the opportunity to be nominated onto our Graduate Development Programme.


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Job ID Number: PL-097
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 29th, 2021
  • Competitive + benefits
  • Masters and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Epsom (Surrey), Bristol, Warrington, Derby, Sheffield, Whitehaven and Aberdeen
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Electrical
  • Marine
  • Mechanical

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