One Year Industrial Placements - Intertek390

Job Information

Job Title: One Year Industrial Placements
Job Code: 
Job Category: Engineering
Job Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Are you looking for an enriching placement as part of your studies?

Are you currently studying a degree in automotive or mechanical engineering?

Do you want to work for a FTSE 100 company that is a leader in its field?

If you answered yes to all of the above we want to hear from you as we have an exciting opportunity for One Year Industrial Placements to join our dynamic team based in Milton Keynes.  Intertek is a Tier One supplier to UK based OEMs and Fuel and Lubricants companies.   

Our Milton Keynes facility consists of 29 self-contained test cells specified to support a wide variety of fired engine, transmission, full powertrain and high voltage hybrid and EV systems testing. The facility has benefitted from major recent investments delivering some of the highest specification test cells available in Europe today. These investments have also introduced hybrid powertrain dynamic drive cycle emissions test capability, EV axle module test, EV eMachine test and high voltage electrical systems test capability.

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Job Responsibilities

The placement will start in July 2018 and will allow the role holder to work on some exciting projects and gain work experience within the automotive industry.

Successful candidates will be involved in the running of engine and transmission test and development programmes, working with our Project Leaders along side our Graduate Engineers.   The role requires the candidate to define test programmes, issue test instructions, analyse and report test data and liaise directly with our clients.  This office based role requires some hand on skills.

Additional Information

The hours of work at 8am-4pm Monday-Friday with occasional overtime required.

Not only will you be paid for this placement, but you will receive generous paid annual holidays and work within a team that will help you develop your experience. 

Comments from 2016-2017 Placement Student

“My undergraduate industrial placement at Intertek was such a valuable experience. It was a privilege to work alongside and learn from skilled engineers who have the same passion as I do for the automotive industry.  I have gained much greater knowledge of how engines and testing environments operate through hands on work with engines and through the setup, running and data analysis of tests with various different engines and projects for a number of large automotive OEM’s. I greatly appreciate this experience where I have been able to take on some of the same responsibilities as a fully qualified engineer and make strong connections and friendships in a fun and enjoyable work space.

I would greatly recommend this placement to anyone who wants to get stuck in and learn more about this amazing industry with an interesting, diverse role and company”

Job Qualifications

Required skills and experience

Studying for a degree in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering (Applications will be accepted from 2nd and 3rd year degree students or equivalent)

Good IT literacy skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

Good academic background

Good technical and practical knowledge of passenger car engines

Personal Qualities


Promotes company values to others and supports values in daily activities and decisions

Results driven to focus contribution on activities which meet company goals and deliver the greatest value

Ability to critique and improve activities through continuous improvement and innovation

Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service

The ability to demonstrate respect, equity and empathy for a diverse community

Motivated, self-starter

Encourage teamwork (promote operational synergies and alignment) to support each other, our customers and grow together

Highly energised mind-set with willingness and desire to learn and adapt individually 

Drive performance by ensuring performance expectations are met

Fosters integrity and honesty

Ensure compliance to company, industry and regulatory standards

Highly organised with strong attention to detail

Confident communicator (written/ oral) and able to build rapport, quickly and effectively

Demonstrates flexibility and resilience in order to meet the demands of the role

How to Apply

Please provide a CV, Covering Letter (outlining your suitability for the role) and Salary Expectations to including the reference Intertek390. All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the UK before starting employment.

As a matter of courtesy, we will try to respond to all applications. However, due to the volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond to individual candidates. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Please do not let this deter you from applying for vacancies in the future should you meet the minimum requirements of the role.

Intertek operates a preferred supplier arrangement and we do not accept unsolicited approaches from agencies

Closing Date

31st January 2018