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Engineering 12 Month Placement (Daventry)

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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.

The role of Maintenance Placement will be to keep production departments and upper level management informed on the performance of production operations on a weekly basis.

  • Training in Corporate systems such as Oracle, and familiarisation with other business software (such as Maximo etc)
  • Coaching to enable the development of other business skills.

The Maintenance department is responsible for maintenance, repair and improvements to machine tools, test cells, production lines, industrial control systems, plant and equipment.

Our Story: You Are Our Future

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

The role will involve

  • Reporting on breakdowns using Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Constantly looking for new ways to collate and analyse breakdown data used in the Key Performance Indicators
  • Working to improve overall equipment effectiveness, uptime, MTTF/MTTR and capability by utilising continuous improvement tools and working cross functionally
  • Turning reported downtime into actionable data
  • Taking on a variety of projects linked to improving plant production processes including cross-functional projects (utilising other departments)

The role will provide excellent experience for your CV and an introduction to a Maintenance/Production/Projects-style role in industry. A mentor will be there to guide you through your placement year. The following training will be provided:

  • Internal Placement and Graduate Networks
  • 4 x 1 day workshops through an external training provider: Adapting to Professional Environments, Effective Communication and Presentation Skills, Team Work, Customer Care


  • High proficiency in the use of Excel
  • Self-motivated – the successful applicant will need to be able to manage their own time, including managing projects as hard deadlines are rare
  • Ability to teach oneself on new software packages
  • Flexibility – the nature of the project work will depend much on the needs of the business during the 12-month period

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.

COVID-19 update - Cummins is still hiring for placements and graduates. At Cummins we don’t focus on the predicted grades, we use a mixture of Core Values which match with the psychometric testing results and the interview process. Cummins moved to Skype video interviewing at the beginning of March, we are not holding any face to face or group assessments during this current cycle. We may ask you to respond and prepare for an exercise under time constraints but all information/instructions are provided. If you have any issues with Skype our Recruiters are on hand to help you.


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Job ID Number: 190004K6
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Daventry (Northamptonshire)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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