Work Placement / Internship

Engineering - Summer Internship (3 Months)

Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems

Save to job diary Saved to Job Diary Apply now

Who are we?

Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems is an operating business of Ultra Electronics and is a leading developer of mission and safety critical equipment in the aerospace and defence industries. We support our military and civil aerospace customers by providing innovative electronic, electro-mechanical and pneumatic solutions that meet operational, reliability and environmental needs for safety critical and high integrity applications. We also provide equipment for modern military land vehicles that improve their reliability and performance whilst reducing the burden on their operators and maintainers.

Ultra Electronics

Careers in Engineering

The role

Innovative engineers, skilled project managers and experienced manufacturing personnel are critical to the ongoing success of the business, both in developing innovative design solutions and responding to the ever changing demands of Industry. As part of our ongoing search for, and development of, motivated and enthusiastic team members, we offer a structured undergraduate internship programme comprising 1-month, 3 month and 12 month placements.

Under this vacancy, we are looking for enthusiastic Engineering Undergraduates to undertake a 3-month internship (June / July – August / September 2019) with the potential to lead to a further 12-month internship during later years and / or graduate placement upon completion of your degree. These internships are open to applicants from any engineering discipline, who can demonstrate how their skills complement the mechanical, pneumatic, electronic, software, systems and safety critical products we develop. The role will be based in our modern Cheltenham offices where you will be supported and challenged by our highly qualified and experienced engineers from all disciplines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • We will match your engineering skills to our projects and products, then expect you to undertake engineering tasks to deliver updates and developments in support of internal and customer programmes. Specific projects will depend upon your experience and the business’ needs, but could include updating mechanical component designs, developing new electronics systems, software and test equipment or evaluating the impact of new technologies.
  • You will be required to work as part of an engineering team, communicate effectively with others and collaborate to solve problems.
  • You will be required to work within the overall engineering processes of the business, including participation in engineering life cycle reviews, internal meetings and reporting.


  • Working toward a degree in a relevant engineering discipline, including but not limited to: Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Systems Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering or Control Engineering.
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to develop during the scheme.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to change focus and priorities with the needs of the business.

What you can expect from us...

  • Challenging and interesting work.
  • Clear guidance and feedback.
  • Development in the form of Technical, Commercial and Interpersonal skills.


How to Apply

Please send you CV and covering letter to:

If asked, remember you found this job on Gradcracker!

Don't forget...

Give yourself the edge...
If you Follow us, attach/link your Follow Certificate to your application.
Application feedback...
We've signed the Gradcracker feedback pledge.
Find out more

Opportunity Overview

  • January 6th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Summer
  • Cheltenham
    (Show map)

Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Software
  • Systems

The App

Download it and follow us.
You'll be the first to know.

Employee Profiles

Manolis, Operations Team Leader

"From day one of joining Ultra Electronics I felt an important part of the business,..."

Watch our videos

Watch more of our videos »