Engineering Summer Placement - Wales

GDUK is looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join the team to assist and support the GDUK Engineering team.

This is a Summer Placement providing the successful candidate with the opportunity to gain experience of working in different areas of Engineering – Systems and Software.

As one of the world’s leading Defence Organisations, we offer high calibre programmes where you can gain valuable opportunities to broaden your experience, knowledge and be a valued member of the team from day one.

Generic Level Description

  • General Accountabilities - Learns job/role requirements; begins to apply academic knowledge to job/role accountabilities
  • Supervision Required or Provided to Others - Works under close supervision, and requires significant direction on how assignments are to be executed
  • Complexity - Works on problems of limited scope. Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained
  • Knowledge and Technical Expertise - Learns to apply company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues. Able to apply basic knowledge/skills to own work. Develops skills in basic theories, practices and  procedures in one skill area through formal training
  • Problem Solving - Uses existing, clearly defined procedures to solve routine problems; applies limited judgment and discretion
  • Planning & Organising - Organises own time to deliver against tasks set by others, with a short term horizon
  • Project Management Accountabilities - Carries out assignments within well-defined practices, procedures and approaches
  • Decision Making and Autonomy - Limited decision-making authority and autonomy; predominantly takes direction from others

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  • Client/Business Orientation - Is introduced to the basic needs of the internal and external client and responds to standard requests. Understands relationship between work processes and the business but horizons limited to own team. Is aware of costs related to own work
  • Communication, Negotiation and influencing - Asks questions, checks for understanding, provides explanation clearly and precisely
  • Leadership Requirements - Establishes co-operative relationships to work effectively with colleagues; supports others and participates as a team member, carrying out duties as directed
  • Key Contacts - Deals directly with immediate supervisor, co-workers and team members; engages in routine exchanges of information; interactions with external contacts, if applicable, would be monitored
  • Physical Effort - Little chance of injury. Duties may involve sitting, standing, keyboarding with frequent flexible breaks. Working Conditions Standard Office Environment. May be required to travel and/or have overnight trips. Hours worked may exceed regular schedule

Responsibilities Include

Engineering placement students will be placed on a 12-week programme, where they will be able to build on technical and business knowledge, play a part in decision making and add input to projects.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ideally we are looking for a candidate who has knowledge of the software lifecycle and demonstrates an ability to pick up project processes quickly whilst training ‘on the job’ and who ideally has some experience in Web Design, Graphics and Report Writing.

Education & Experience

Required Education & Experience The candidate will at least have completed their second year of Science, Engineering, Technology or Math’s (STEM) related degree, and will be expecting to achieve a 2.1 qualification upon completion.

Opportunity Overview

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Placement Duration: Summer
  • Location: Oakdale
  • Region: South Wales
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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