Electronics Engineering Intern (12 months, 2024-2025)

Software, Computer Science, Electronics.


We are looking for a talented electronics engineering undergraduate to join our world class multidisciplinary team of engineers to help solve complex technical challenges across a broad range of industries. 

This is a 12-month internship starting Summer 2024 intended for students taking an industrial placement as part of their degree.   

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Your role

We combine highly creative lateral thinking with excellent technical skills and a broad base of industry experience to form a powerful development team for our clients.  Our work ranges from undertaking complete product developments from concept to manufacture, to providing consulting services for our clients on their technology, innovation, and R&D processes. 

The Electronic Design group delivers interesting and complex electronic developments across the broad range of projects undertaken by the Cambridge Consultants.  We have a focus on projects where designing challenging electronics enables us to exceed our clients’ expectations. 

What you'll be doing 

Our project work can encompass the complete lifecycle of a project.  Therefore, you could be involved with projects at some, or all, of the different stages: 

  • Ideas generation – brainstorming what a product could look like and how it would work 
  • Requirements capture – writing down what we are going to do for our client 
  • Architecture design – how a project will be broken down into modules for design and test purposes 
  • Detailed design – designing circuits, prototyping circuits, drawing schematics, designing PCBs, writing software and documenting the design. 
  • Integration of the hardware with other modules and engineering disciplines 
  • Testing the design meets the requirements
  • Transfer to a manufacturing partner for volume production

You must meet the requirements to obtain UK Security Clearance or already have it.

What you can bring:

We would expect you to have a great academic background and be on course for a 1st or 2:1 in a relevant STEM  degree. 

More importantly, you should have a genuine passion for engineering and learning. 

You may be able to bring experience in some of these areas to the role from your university course: 

  • Analogue electronics and sensing 
  • Digital electronics and control system design 
  • Power electronics 
  • RF electronics and antenna design 
  • Schematic capture and PCB layout 
  • Software development – embedded microcontroller code and/or Python 

However, not ticking all the boxes isn’t a problem.  You will be surrounded by experts in their field so this is a great opportunity to learn something new. 


Check out what Life at CC is like along with our benefits below! 

  • 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
  • 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 

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

Diversity & Inclusion

Cambridge Consultants is a workplace where everyone is welcome. When the brightest minds come together and feel included, that’s when we develop the most important technology breakthroughs. We believe that diversity can only flourish when everyone feels involved and has a sense of belonging. We welcome and value all people regardless of their characteristics and encourage applications from all backgrounds and dimensions of society.

Please note: we may close this vacancy before the stated closing date should we receive a high volume of applications.

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  • Deadline
  • Starting
    July 2024
  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:1 and above (expected)
  • Duration
    12 months
  • Location
    Cambridge (Hybrid)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Computer Science
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Information Technology
  • Software
Also Accepting...
  • All STEM disciplines
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