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Summer Placements

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Think you've got what it takes to make an impact?

The Cummins Summer Placement Programme provides a meaningful opportunity for college and university students to accomplish real world projects in a professional environment. Within our summer placement programme, you'll work closely with your hiring manager to complete a pre-determined scope of work and present your findings to our team at the end of your analysis. Your responsibilities will be added to our professional development software, OnTrack, so we can measure your success and highlight your growth.

Summer Placement Programme criteria:

  • Must be a full-time enrolled student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Must be able to complete a 10-12 week programme commitment
  • Must be able to complete 37.5 hour work weeks
  • Willing to learn from others on the job and inside a specific team
  • Curious to explore different functions and unique roles at Cummins.

12 month placements

Taking innovation and education to a new level.

Cummins’ 'hire to develop' strategy also offers undergraduates an environment where they can experience structured development opportunities across its diverse range of engineering and business related functions. With our broad international reach, we can provide long-term, exciting and flexible career pathways.

Our 12-month industrial placement scheme for undergraduates has been established for more than 20 years. Choosing Cummins will open up many opportunities for you. We offer a wide range of training in skills that are both technical and transferable. Along with a mentor for the year, you’ll be given real responsibility along with the chance to run your own projects within your function area.

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We offer 12 month placements across all of our business units/function areas and you are welcome to apply for multiple roles across multiple sites, which is made easy by our straightforward application process.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary/4% bonus participation/Share purchase scheme
  • 25 days' holiday
  • Cummins Rewards
  • Bursary’s awarded to the most outstanding students
  • Global exposure
  • Company Culture Focused on Employee Development
  • Potential offer to return as a Graduate.


Executive talent. Worldwide connections. Leadership access.

Providing opportunities for Graduate Trainees is an essential part of our strategy to develop the skills base within our organisation and most sites offer such opportunities.

Cummins will, wherever possible, support you to achieve chartered or professional status.

Our preference is for Graduates who are aiming towards a 2:1 or higher, BSc or MSc in a relevant degree. We are looking for Graduates who have undertaken a 3 or 4-year programme, ideally including a year’s work experience in a manufacturing or commercial environment.

If your degree had a shorter work placement, then we will be looking for relevant experience. We take pride in offering opportunities for career moves in any of the 14 countries in which we have main sites. For this, we are keen to look for graduates with a second language.

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From the outset you will be provided with a structured two-year training programme consisting of corporate training programmes, product awareness and any technical requirements. Cummins offer employees generous training grants for postgraduate qualifications and will, wherever possible, support you to achieve chartered or professional status.

Graduates receive a range of benefits. A very competitive starting salary is only the beginning. Graduates have six monthly reviews which, if successful, can result in bonus payments.

In addition we offer 25 days paid holiday, the option for pension scheme, share purchase scheme, bonus participation as well as local benefits such as free parking and subsidised meals at most sites. During your graduate programme you can join a buddy scheme or get a mentor assigned for guidance and support.

Graduates are exposed to confidential projects fuelling the international success of our business units. Your competitive analysis and assessment of the marketplace will be tested daily by complex global scenarios in competitive business environments.

You will develop into a cross functional, multi-cultural executive positioned to lead Cummins global management team well into the future.

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