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Mechanical Engineer Internship - 12 Months

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Are you a curious and creatively minded mechanical engineering student looking for new experiences? Do you have a passion for understanding technology and a methodical approach to solving tough problems? Would you like to work on a wide selection of products for clients in the Industrial, Consumer, Energy and Defence industries?

We are hiring for a 12-month mechanical engineering intern, with a flexible start date between July and September.

There is no deadline for this application so please apply as soon as possible if this role is of interest.

Joining Cambridge Consultants

"There's such a breadth of knowledge from so many different people; you can gain knowledge in different skillsets you didn't even know existed."

Role description

The Mechanics and Design Department undertakes the development of innovative devices and equipment from concept to manufacture whilst overcoming considerable technical and design problems.

We combine user centred design, innovative mechanical engineering, a rigorous systematic approach to problem solving and a broad base of industry experience to form a powerful development team. Our work ranges from undertaking complete product developments from concept to market, to providing consulting services for our clients on their technology, strategy or development processes.

Specific responsibilities

This is an excellent opportunity for a mechanical engineering student with the passion and ability to achieve excellent results within highly demanding industries under tough commercial and time constraints. You will be using your technical skills to contribute to product development projects with support and guidance from seniors; from initial idea generation through to the delivery and manufacturing support for market ready products. This may include:

  • Carrying out research into cutting edge technologies and markets
  • Taking part in concept generation and problem-solving workshops
  • Evaluating ideas using evidence from physics-models or experimentally obtained evidence
  • Preparation of detailed designs, from system to component level
  • Manufacturing of parts and assemblies, hands-on or by liaising with suppliers
  • Testing of designs to ensure they meet the client’s and end customers’ needs

Requirements

A successful Mechanical Engineering Intern in the Mechanics and Design Department will have a strong ability to:

  • Communicate with peers and clients to understand their problems and present your solutions
  • Use maths and physics to solve complex engineering problems
  • Design elegant solutions to client’s problems
  • Obtain and interpret simulated/empirical test data to gain insights into design performance

Why Cambridge Consultants?

Cambridge Consultants creates exciting and novel breakthroughs in technology and products. We help our clients achieve the kind of game-changing leap forward that will transform their whole business.

At the heart of what we do are talented and motivated multi-disciplinary teams empowered to create cutting edge technologies and systems to solve difficult problems for our clients.

We recognise and celebrate individual talent and we understand the importance of letting individuals be just that. Our people are here to do the best work of their lives and our job is to provide the platform for them to do it. That means letting people pursue the projects that interest them and develop their career in whatever direction they choose.

We’re committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We believe that diversity can only flourish when everyone feels included and has a sense of belonging.

We value all people regardless of gender (or gender reassignment), age, disability, race, ethnic origin, parental status, language, religion, marital status or sexual orientation.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary reviewed annually 
  • Company profit share 
  • Generous pension 
  • Hybrid working model 
  • Flexible working hours and location 
  • 25 days' annual leave plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow 
  • Comprehensive insurance - Life, disability, private healthcare and travel insurance (business & leisure)
  • Enhanced family leave benefit of 13 weeks full-pay parental leave for those that meet qualifying criteria
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • If travelling to Cambridge by train; Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park
  • Whilst in the office; Free canteen - breakfast, lunch & refreshments 
  • A comprehensive relocation package is available, if applicable 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 12 months
  • Cambridge
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Mechanical

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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