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Engineering Year in industry 2020 - Clevedon

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If you’re passionate about change and want to get a head start in your career, then a Year in Industry placement at Edwards could be for you. We’re looking for outstanding students, with questions that go beyond textbooks.

Think this is you? Join us.

We Are Edwards

We are leaders in vacuum technology. We Collaborate… We Support… We Innovate… We Enable Scientific Research and Discovery. We are Edwards.

The role

Our placements are global with opportunities all over the world.

Our Year in Industry programme offers students who are still at University the opportunity to experience time in a global company. You could be working in our labs developing new concepts and innovations for our customers or researching into new breakthrough technologies for our vacuum solutions. It’s an amazing insight into life inside an organisation that is growing and developing at an incredible rate. Typically, the programme lasts for 12 months as a paid placement.

About you

We are looking for candidates who are studying towards a degree in one of the following Engineering or STEM disciplines:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Chemical Engineering.

Desired skills:

  • Able to use IT equipment and systems
  • A confident communicator both face to face and over the telephone and via email
  • Able to work under pressure and juggle competing demands
  • Able to work independently and reliably
  • Able to plan own work and report on progress.


Studying towards a minimum of an Engineering Bachelor’s degree.

BTEC Level 3 or Level 4 in an Engineering or equivalent or A levels at Grade C+ to include a STEM discipline.

Personal Qualities:

  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Willingness to get on and do;
  • Self managing
  • Able to ask questions to colleagues
  • Ability to remain calm in what can sometimes be a stressful environment
  • Determination to succeed and progress in their career.

Important Dates

Assessment day will be 8th February 2020.

Final Interviews will be 18th & 25th February.

Benefits & Rewards

If you join us you will be working on some of the most challenging engineering projects of our time, helping to shape the future of energy. You will have opportunities to learn from some of the most experienced and talented engineers in the industry. Our Year in Industry programme will give you the support you need to develop your technical, commercial and consultancy skills.

Some of our benefits, to name a few, include:

  • A competitive salary.
  • A robust career development plan, including core learning modules and on the job technical training.
  • Global Emerging Talent Forum & a strong global network.
  • Continuous support and mentoring.

About Edwards

Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, exhaust management systems and related value-added services. Edwards solutions are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells. They are also used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications; steel and other metallurgy; pharmaceutical and chemical; and for scientific instruments in a wide range of R&D applications.

Edwards has over 4,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. Edwards has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America.


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