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Year in Industry – Mechanical Engineering


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"A company that's moving onwards and upwards"

We start the webinar with some fascinating facts about global engineering group, Jacobs. To watch the full Gradcracker/Jacobs webinar click here.

The world needs innovators and problem solvers who turn challenges into greater opportunities.

At Jacobs, we make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable. Together, we’re pushing the limits of what’s possible. We stay ahead to create the new standards our future needs.

Are you ready to apply your learning to real life projects? To explore your potential and work as a team to develop solutions? Then why not start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow? 

We are looking for the brightest most innovative undergraduates to join us to Challenge Today and Reinvent Tomorrow. Our industrial placement students are innovators, disruptors and passionate about taking on this challenge!

Our 12-month long industrial placement programme offers you the chance to develop your technical, consultation and environmental skills alongside developing key business and leadership skills such as business development, people leadership, business management and digital.

With dedicated leadership support, an agile approach to learning and developing we will help you develop your skills and follow your passions and develop hands-on experience in the breadth and depth of our amazing business. 

Whatever your discipline and aspirations, the Jacobs industrial placement programme offers an agile and diverse first step towards a challenging and rewarding career. What we do is more than a job, we work every day to make the world better for all. Everything we do – is more than projects outlined in proposal requests. They’re our challenges as human beings, too.

At Jacobs, we’re transforming intangible ideas into innovative solutions designing the future – today. Be part of it – apply to join Jacobs today…

About the opportunity

Jacobs is looking for enthusiastic undergraduate engineers for an internship to work on exciting opportunities delivering solutions for challenging environments within our team based at Birchwood, Warrington.

You would have the opportunity to work on innovative projects for critical applications such as:

  • Nuclear decommissioning where we are developing robotics and computer vision technology to be deployed to site
  • Supporting projects in nuclear fusion for ITER in France or other UK based projects
  • Developing tools for Fukushima in Japan.

We offer the opportunity to work on impactful challenges for the most extreme environments working with our experience engineering teams at our Birchwood site which includes large scale and specialist laboratories and workshops.

This is an opportunity to get experience in solving our clients’ most challenging problems.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do – whether Aerospace, Defence, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications – is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Hands on rig work ranging from small scale science rigs to full size mock up rigs
  • Work on the full lifecycle of applications from design to maintenance.
  • Undertaking small and large-scale trials, involving simulations and robotics hardware and test rig equipment.
  • Work independently but also alongside colleagues and collaboration partners.
  • Presentation of progress and results in formal document formats and presentations to colleagues and project stakeholder

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Candidates are required to have completed two years of an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Passionate about solving engineering challenges across fusion, fission, decommissioning or military applications
  • Independent and proactive, with energy and enthusiasm.
  • Good communication skills and be able to prepare clear and concise written technical reports.


  • Knowledge or interest in robotics
  • Knowledge of nuclear technology
  • Appreciation of testing, verification, and validation.

Why Jacobs?

Recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice our Graduate Development Programme offers a structured approach to Continuous Professional Development. You’ll benefit from learning that complements chartership progression that will provide both the technical skills, behavioural competencies and business acumen you require to create your future.

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Job ID Number: CMS000405
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • Warrington (Cheshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

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