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Engineering 12 Month Placements - Daventry/Ramsgate

(Multiple Positions)

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Cummins are now recruiting for our 2020 intake of 12 month placements in the UK, which provide a meaningful opportunity for university students to accomplish real-world projects in a professional environment.

If successful on the programme you may be given the opportunity to work part-time during your final year of study and/or be offered the opportunity to return as a graduate.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individuals who are innovative, driven to succeed with a passion to challenge the status quo. We are looking for a wide range of applicants from across all STEM related subjects.

Our Story: You Are Our Future

What makes Cummins great is the employees that we have and who we are as people.

Locations – Daventry/Ramsgate

Your impact will be seen in these and other ways:

  • Test Operations – understanding of Test 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 an engineering design project.
  • 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.

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 Power System Tech Center 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 91 litres cubic capacity, used in key markets including rail, defence, marine, construction, mining and power generation applications around the world.

With a strong ethos of continuous improvement, the Power System Tech Center UK 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:

Current Product Support Engineering, New Product Introduction, Structural & Thermal Computational Analysis, Service Engineering, Application Engineering, Design Engineering, Combustion Performance & Calibration Engineering, Test Technology & Operations, Electronic Hardware Integration, Design Integration and Applied Mechanics Engineering.

At Cummins, we are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and we are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applicants equally. No employee or potential employee will receive less favourable treatment because of any protected characteristic.


  • 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.
  • Has experience in, and can demonstrate, relevant examples of Cummins core values e.g. voluntary work, community involvement activities, working with disadvantaged groups, charity related support, delivering superior results, teamwork, competencies and outside education experiences.
  • Has clear thought processes and can show a logical approach to tasks, challenges, hobbies etc.
  • Has sustained interest and achievement within hobbies/interests out of academia activities.
  • Additional language capabilities are not essential but could be of benefit for placements/future opportunities including within central Europe.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 190004KN
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Opportunity Overview

  • December 31st, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Daventry (Northamptonshire) and Ramsgate (Kent)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Software
  • Systems

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