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Manufacturing Engineering Placement


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AETC Limited is a UK division of the industry leading Precision Castparts Corp (PCC), which employs over 30,500 people across the globe. PCC is the world’s largest manufacturer of airfoil components for the aerospace and Industrial power generation markets. At AETC we manufacture a range of products from the smallest aerospace parts to large industrial gas turbine parts and as such, we are a key figure in the power generation supply chain and aerospace market.

Our Placement Programme runs every year to recruit new talent to the Business. In the 15+ years we have run the Programme we have had numerous students go on to forge successful careers with AETC. Throughout the Programme you will regularly present on your projects and have 1 to 1 support to ensure you maximise the opportunity and reach your full potential.


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About this role 

For this specific role, you will be working alongside our highly experienced Manufacturing Engineering team. During the placement you will be able to get involved in projects designed to improve health and safety, productivity and Handling Solutions. You'll get the chance to work with AETC's latest investments, familiarising yourself with 3D printing solutions that help with plant improvements as well as other automation projects and robot programming. Part of the role will include developing jigs, fixtures and tooling in CAD. You'll have the opportunity to improve the daily operational metrics of our business and put lean manufacturing methods to practice. You'll also deal with contractors and suppliers, prepare effective business case documentation to justify further capital expenditure. This role will really allow you to demonstrate significant savings for the business and gain the expertise necessary to progress within this global industry.


  • Studying for a relevant engineering degree (Mechanical, Manufacturing or Aeronautical) with a strong predicted grade (2.1 or above)
  • Well developed problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence and challenge ways of thinking
  • Keen interest in manufacturing in particular the operational side
  • Well motivated, self starter with drive and enthusiasm
  • Excellent attention to detail and produce quality work within set timeframes
  • Structured, method driven approach to all work tasks
  • Strong desire to achieve results
  • Strong IT Skills


  • Salary from £18,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • 25 days' holiday (plus 8 Bank Holidays)
  • Pension

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How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to AETC.HR.DEPT@PCCAIRFOILS.COM.

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Opportunity Overview

  • December 17th, 2021
  • £18,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 1 year
  • Leeds
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aeronautics
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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