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If you are an undergraduate studying for an engineering or business related degree, then a year long industrial placement with British Engines could be for you.

Our undergraduate placement scheme provides the opportunity for you to gain first hand work experience in an engineering/manufacturing environment where you can extend your knowledge of your chosen field and undertake activities to develop your technical understanding. Best of all a placement provides you with real life material to support your dissertation.

You will be exposed to a number of different business areas building commercial skills and a fundamental grounding of the engineering industry.

We offer year long industrial placements in the following subjects:

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering


Who can apply?
Anyone working towards a related engineering or business degree currently attaining a minimum of a 2:1 grade. Timings vary, but year-long placements are most likely to start in August or September.

How to apply
Look out for placement opportunities on our vacancies page, via your university website or through your lecturer or careers advisor.

The British Engines placement scheme gives students the chance to learn a lot about the way we work to help you to decide whether a career in your chosen field is the right choice for you. It remains the best way to strengthen your application for our graduate programme.

You should be reliable, have a clear passion for business, a good academic track record and of course be a great team player.

Any undergraduate student is welcome to apply. You just need to be available for one year of full time work (industrial placement or approved gap year).

Summer placements
We also provide a range of short term paid summer placements for students across a number of departments, which are designed to give you a taste of working life here at British Engines.

During summer placements you will be assigned a mentor and be working within a team on real life business projects, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills and develop those you already have.

Summer placements can last up to three months depending on your requirements and the needs of the business.

How to apply
If you are interested in a summer placement at British Engines please click here to view our current vacancies.

If you have any queries about summer placements please contact grouplearningdevelopment@britishengines.com.

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