Engineering (3 Month summer - 2018 start) - Huddersfield


At Cummins Turbo Technologies, we recognise that having the experience of working during your university degree gives you a key insight into the practical application of your learning.

During your 3 month summer placement you will work in one of our placement business areas. We encourage successful undergraduates to return to us for further summer placement(s) or a 12 month placement where possible. In doing so, you will be offered a role in a different department so that ultimately you will have the opportunity to encompass a mix of technology, hands-on roles, product engineering and non-engineering work.

Where could I be working?

We like our students to have a say in where they spend their rotations so you will be asked to let us know your business area preferences.

Business Areas

Materials Science; Service; Advanced Engineering; Aerodynamic Simulation; Structural Analysis; Engine Performance Modelling; Product Testing; Turbine & compressor wheel design; Project Management: product quality, product platform design.

To ensure you are happy throughout your time with us you will have regular reviews to discuss and share your experiences. Our engineering experts will coach & mentor you giving technical & personal feedback. The work will be challenging and give you the opportunity to deliver results whilst working in global teams on cross functional projects, adding value to our business and customers.

As well as the possibility of further placement positions, at Cummins Turbo Technologies we initially look to our undergraduate talent to fill our graduate positions, so our undergraduate programme is a great starting point for your career with us.

What experiences could I have?

  • Apply engineering principles, practices & scientific skills through the product cycle and create engineering solutions whilst demonstrating a good understanding & application of your knowledge in an engineering discipline.
    Assist in creating design specifications considering application, cost, weight, performance, product life, manufacture, assembly and service.
  • Verify design using analysis and or functional testing, interpreting results, driving decisions and assessing risk.
  • Work with other engineering disciplines and cross-functional disciplines to resolve product issues.
  • Evaluate customer needs and align requirements with identified customer expectations.
  • Work independently using your own initiative, seeking support of team members when needed
  • Be an active team member contributing towards team goals
  • may vary between business areas

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What skills could I gain/develop?

  • Personal development in communication, prioritisation of tasks, teamwork & innovation
    Application of analytical and problem solving skills
  • Project management
  • Designing & delivering presentations
  • Working in cross functional teams
  • Interaction at local and global level (within Cummins and externally with customers)
  • Delivering superior results
  • may vary between business areas

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated individuals who are innovative, driven to succeed with a real passion to challenge the status quo.

Cummins Turbo Technologies are part of a $19.2 billion dollar global engineering business - Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc. 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 manufactures Cummins products in 6 continents.

Cummins Turbo Technologies is at the cutting edge of engineering design, producing some of the most durable and innovative turbochargers to meet global challenges of emissions reduction, fuel consumption and total cost of ownership for engine systems from 3 to 120 litres. The Cummins Turbochargers brand, which includes the Holset registered trademark, is synonymous with turbocharger and airflow management excellence, relied upon for engineering excellence, precision manufacturing and the reassurance of comprehensive aftermarket support for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and end users across the globe.

Our hire to develop strategy offers undergraduates and graduates an environment where structured development opportunities across our diverse range of engineering functions, allied with our broad international reach, allows us to provide long term, exciting and flexible career pathways.

Key dates

  • Advertising: 5 May 2017 - 13 October 2017
  • Applicant short–listing: October 2017
  • Assessment Centre: November 2017


Eligibility: studying towards a Bachelor and/or Master of Science or equivalent degree in an Engineering or related discipline (including Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) preferably at 2:1 level or above.

Experience: minimal relevant work experience desired but not essential.

Opportunity Overview

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Placement Duration: Summer, Summer - open to 1st years
  • Type of Degree: Bachelors
  • Location: Huddersfield
  • Region: Yorkshire
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Disciplines accepted...

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

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