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Materials Engineering Internship Programme – UK (6-12 months)

Nationwide   •   £17,850 pa (pro rata)   •  Internship

Key Selling Bullet Point 1

  • On this 6 to 12-month programme, you'll gain practical experience on real-life assignments. Along the way, you'll work with some true experts and be taught valuable skills.
  • Do well, and you could have the chance to join our graduate programme a fantastic start to a career with one of the world's most prestigious global companies.

About us

Our  high-performance,  integrated  power  solutions  are  at  the  cutting  edge  of  technology.  From  powering  huge  commercial  vessels  to  nuclear  submarines,  supersonic  fighter  jets  to  highly  efficient  passenger  planes,  or  rail  locomotives  to  luxury  yachts,  we  go  above  and  beyond  to  create  better.  

And  it's  all  thanks  to  our  people.  Whether  they  work  in  engineering  or  finance,  manufacturing  or  project  management,  our  50,000-strong  team  work  together  to  deliver  excellence  in  the  air,  on  land  and  at  sea,  to  customers  in  150  nations  around  the  world.

Why work for us

Joining  us  as  an  intern  or  graduate  means  you  could  be  working  on  awe-inspiring  innovative  projects,  driving  business-critical  initiatives  and  learning  from  world-class  professionals.  

Wherever  you  choose  to  hone  your  knowledge  and  develop  expertise,  you’ll  be  part  of  a  company  with  a  future  every  bit  as  exciting  as  its  history.

Job Description

What  you’ll  do  

Working  alongside  our  experienced  engineers,  you'll  develop  and  apply  world-leading  materials  technology  in  areas  such  as  advanced  polymer  composites,  high  temperature  nickel  superalloys,  high  performance  titanium  alloys  and  ceramic  materials.  Your  focus  will  be  on  achieving  the  highest  levels  of  performance  and  reliability  in  our  demanding  product  environments.

You'll  work  on  projects  that  support  a  real  business  requirement  and  have  an  impact  on  the  final  product,  so  this  is  a  great  opportunity  to  share  your  ideas  and  make  a  difference.  As  well  as  being  assigned  a  technical  supervisor,  you'll  get  on-the-job  training,  exposure  to  project  management  and  the  chance  to  develop  other  transferable  skills.  

Your  day-to-day  tasks  will  vary  but  all  of  them  will  be  hands-on.  It  means  you  can  expect  to  be  trained  on  specialist  sample  preparation  and  analysis  equipment,  like  Scanning  Electron  Microscopes.  Following  your  experimental  work,  you'll  deliver  a  final  presentation  to  a  specialist  audience,  a  further  opportunity  to  stand  out  and  start  building  your  professional  network.

The Successful Applicant

What  you'll  need

We're  looking  for  people  who'll  be  happy  to  share  their  ideas  about  how  we  can  do  things  even  better,  so  we'll  want  to  see  great  communication  skills  developed  through  well-rounded  life  experience,  academically,  socially  and  in  any  previous  work  situations.

You  should  have  achieved  at  least  a  2:1  bachelor's  degree  in  Engineering,  Maths  or  a  relevant  Physical  Science,  or  equivalent  qualification.Flexibility  is  important  too,  as  you  could  be  based  at  any  of  our  sites,  depending  on  the  business  area  you  join.

What's on Offer

What  you'll  get

• £17,850  pa  (pro  rata)
• Learn  from  experts
• The  chance  to  join  our  graduate  programme  if  you  perform  well
• Leisure  facilities  and  numerous  sports  societies
• Closing  date  5th  January  2018