Engineering (12 month industrial placement - 2018 start) - Daventry


Please note, these opportunities are only open to those students eligible to undertake a year in industry as part of their studies.

Explore this unique opportunity to join a global power leader – Cummins are now seeking applications for 12mth engineering student placement roles in its Daventry Technical Center located in Northamptonshire.

Cummins, a global power leader, designs, manufactures, distributes and services multi fuel engines and related technologies for various markets including truck, bus, rail, marine, prime and standby power generation and mining. With headquarters in Columbus, Indiana in the US, the company has operations in 197 countries and sales of over $18 billion in 2016.

Cummins’ hire to develop strategy offers students and graduates an environment where structured development opportunities across its diverse range of engineering functions, allied with its broad international reach, allows it to provide long term, exciting and flexible career pathways.

The Daventry technical centre has developed both new and current products within the Cummins high horse power range for over 40 years. This includes both natural gas and diesel products ranging from 38 to 91litres cubic capacity used in for key key markets including rail, defence, marine, construction, mining and power generation applications around the world.

With a strong ethos of continuous improvement the Daventry technical centre has a broad range of engineering teams and has demonstrated a sustained ability to developing students through to graduate programmes and beyond.

Typical engineering roles include:

  • Thermal Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering
  • Electromagnetic Engineering Customer Engineering Design Engineering
  • Development Engineering Controls Engineering Advanced Engineering

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Applies basic knowledge of engineering principles and practices to assigned tasks in the development, analysis and release of products and subsystems through the product life cycle.
  • Assists in creating design specifications considering application, cost, weight, performance, product life, manufacture, assembly and service.
  • Verifies design using analysis and or functional testing, interpreting results, driving decisions and assessing risk.
  • Works with other engineering disciplines and cross-functional disciplines to resolve product issues.
  • Evaluates customer needs and aligns requirements with identified customer expectations.
  • Uses prescribed and innovative methods and works with limited guidance.
  • Participates as a team member and actively contributes towards team goals.
  • Carries out partially defined and moderately complex tasks.
  • Demonstrates good understanding and applies knowledge of an engineering discipline.
  • Applies engineering and scientific skills and continues to develop experience in creating engineering solutions.

Training Provided

Starting with a comprehensive induction programme, throughout the placement you will be provided with training in sector specific technologies as well as general training such as presentation and communication skills, structured problem solving and Cummins practices and procedures.

In exchange for your time and efforts Cummins will provide:

  • Broad experience of engineering disciplines to aid technical knowledge development and support career progression
  • Opportunities to interact cross functionally as part of a global engineering team
  • Participate in an interactive approach to individual development planning to expand technical expertise and leadership potential
  • Leverage the opportunity to pursue chartered status with relevant industry professional bodies.
  • This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual, who is innovative, driven to succeed with a passion to challenge the status quo.

Schedule of Events:

  • Applicant short - listing: August/September onwards
  • Assessment Centres – September onwards


Skills and experience required:

  • Studying towards a Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in an Engineering or related discipline (including Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry).


Minimal relevant work experience desired such as internship, co-op, or other pertinent work experience.

Typical Skills

  • Laboratory Operations – understanding of Laboratory Operations process flow model: Planning, Preparation, Execution, Analysis, Execution.
  • Engineering Standards - basic knowledge in Engineering Standards.
  • Technical Documentation - basic knowledge in Technical Documentation.
  • Structured Problem Solving Process - able to understand and apply structured problem solving processes to resolve issues.
  • Structured Design Processes – understand and be able to describe the purpose, content and steps in developing/ managing of a engineering design project

Additional language capabilities are not essential but could be of benefit for placements/future opportunities including with in central Europe.

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: August 31, 2017
  • Salary: £18,500
  • Placement Duration: Year-long
  • Location: Daventry
  • Region: East Midlands
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemistry
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Science

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Job ID Number: 170002FC
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