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Engineering Work Placement


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Company Overview

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Introducing Collins Aerospace

We don’t just dream up ideas that can change the world, we develop, manufacture and deliver them with exceptional service to one of the fastest growing industries on the planet.

Mechanical Systems

The high quality products we design, test and produce in our Mechanical Systems help millions of passengers reach their destinations safely – every day! From landing systems and actuation to propellers, flight controls and hoist and winch – the products we manufacture work together behind the scenes to enhance the overall flight experience. We delight our customers with superior products and best-in-class service. Our global team is committed to continuous improvement – we work hard to make our solutions lighter-weight, stronger and more technically advanced, so that plane travel can be safer, more affordable and more sustainable in the years to come. We are looking for the best and brightest to fly and land with us!

Job Overview

Collins Aerospace (Mechanical Systems) Wolverhampton provides a range of aircraft systems and utilities to the largest aircraft manufacturers and works closely alongside these companies to develop state-of-the-art technologies in civil and military sectors. Current and recent projects include Airbus A380, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Bombardier C-Series and the F35-Lightning II.
As an industrial placement student at Collins Aerospace you will have the opportunity to work on exciting aerospace projects which will help develop your engineering and personal skills in a practical environment.

These projects may lead to the opportunity to work in some of the following engineering functions:

  • Mechanical / Electronic Systems
  • Stress Analysis
  • Simulation and Performance Analysis
  • Product Qualification and Test
  • Design
  • Reliability & Safety

As an industrial student your duties and responsibilities may include some of the following:

  • System level design including architecture and performance analysis
  • Participation in test rig design, test rig commissioning and system testing
  • Produce design schemes including CAD models, assemblies and 2D drawings for concept and detail designs
  • Carry out design calculations such as thermal growth, hoop and tensile stress, thread loading and tolerance analysis to support concept and detail designs
  • Perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on complex components to support concept and detailed design
  • Liaise closely with other project teams such as materials, manufacturing, sourcing with respect to new designs or design changes
  • Promote a career in Collins Aerospace and Engineering to the next generation through events and activities with schools and universities.


Undergraduate studying Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace), Maths, Physics predicted grade 2:1

You will be able to demonstrate

  • Strong technical knowledge which can be applied to Aerospace Mechanical Systems and Manufacturing
  • Experience of delivering high quality work to deadline
  • Creativity, initiative, diplomacy, self-motivation and self confidence
  • Must display initiative and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; specifically the use of Microsoft Excel to filter, clean, identify, analyse and interpret trends or patterns in data.

This is a great opportunity to broaden your personal development and experience exciting challenges. If you’re interested in a Quality Work Placement with Collins Aerospace, we would love to hear from you.

IMPORTANT: Candidates must be able to commit to the full 12 month placement (apart from the 25 days annual holiday).

Application Process

Your application will go through a variety of selection methods which may result in an interview. Please note that as we find suitable candidates we will no longer accept applications for this opportunity so suggest you apply as early as possible to have the best chance of success! Good Luck!


How to Apply

Download our Application Form. Once completed it needs to be forwarded along with a current CV to: 

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Opportunity Overview

  • February 28th, 2019
  • £17,500 per annum + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Wolverhampton
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Electrical
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics

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