Work Placement / Internship

Lean Manufacturing and Process Improvement (July 2019)

6 Month Placement

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Share your passion for getting hands-on with us.

We believe in creating an environment where our interns really can learn by doing during their time with us and where they are given their own areas of responsibilities from the start. That’s why our experts treat you as part of the team from day one, encourage you to bring your own ideas to the table – and give you the opportunity to really show what you can do.

The Hams Hall plant, located just outside Birmingham, in the UK, produces the latest generation of three and four cylinder petrol engines. Production also includes the machining of key engine components. Producing seven days a week, a finished engine leaves the production line every minute, and more than 1.4 million components are machined at the plant each year.

To ensure that we are continually developing our workforce, we are looking for talented and motivated people who will inspire and shape our future business. Each year we offer a number of internship opportunities and are keen to hear from you if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree and are on track for a 2:1 or 1st class final result.

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Lean Manufacturing and Process Improvement

This department performs a supporting function to the engine manufacturing business to help improve processes. Lean Manufacturing processes helps us to first understand, and then reduce levels of waste in both technical and administrative work processes. Through the alignment of the company's own processes according to the Value-added Production Systems principles, efficiency and quality can be permanently improved.

Our target is a process in which the waste is reduced to a minimum with optimised value-added work steps. Standards ensure the sustainability of any improvements. The Maturity Model NEXT helps us to assess our status and derive the right activities for continuous improvement.

Key Accountabilities

The successful candidate will support the team with innovation and digitalisation projects. They will have the skills and capability to evaluate process performance. Furthermore be able to identify and implement improvements in order to improve efficiency and reduce process costs.

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary of £17,500 per annum and a range of benefits including a pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and a subsidised on-site restaurant. As an intern you will also have the opportunity to take part in the testing of new vehicles through one of our car schemes. Throughout your internship you will be supported by our experts in your chosen field, as well as being surrounded by many fellow interns.

Application Process

The application process is as follows:

  • Stage 1: Online application form*
  • Stage 2: Online ability tests (To be completed within 5 days of receipt).
  • Stage 3: Telephone interview with the recruitment team.
  • Stage 4: Face to face interview/assessment centre with the hiring manager.

*If you do not complete the free text questions your application will not be progressed.

Please note that our Undergraduate Placement opportunities are only open to students who will be returning to their final year of study following their placement with us.

Qualifications and experience

  • Studying towards a Logistics / Mechanical Engineering / Lean Manufacturing / Robotics / Mechatronics / other engineering or manufacturing course.
  • Interested in innovation and digitalisation.
  • Ability to motivate, mobilise and co-ordinate people.
  • Ability to achieve desired results.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to all levels of the organisation.
  • German language is advantageous but not essential.
  • A high level of personal motivation and commitment.
  • Advanced IT skills including MS Office, in particular Excel and PowerPoint.

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How to Apply

Job ID Number: 1900028L
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Opportunity Overview

  • June 2nd, 2019
  • £17,500 (pro rata) + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 6 months
  • Hams Hall, Birmingham
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics

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