Gap Year Student - Transportation Technologies (1 Year Industrial Placement)

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Job Title: Gap Year Student - Transportation Technologies (1 Year Industrial Placement)
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Job Category: Other
Job Location: Milton Keynes

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

Are you currently studying an automotive degree or equivalent within electronic, electrical or mechanical engineering? 

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing, dynamic, successful team as part of a FTSE 50 company? 


Intertek’s Transportation Technologies laboratory network employs over 1000 staff in 28 labs in USA, Europe and East Asia, with a diverse portfolio of ATIC services for Automotive, Aerospace, Marine & Rail customers, which includes everything from automobiles, trucks and commercial vehicles, to aircraft, military vehicles, trains, marine vessels, motorcycles, lawn equipment, and more.

Intertek Transportation Technologies have a one-year industrial placement vacancy for engineering students at their Milton Keynes Engineering Centre.  Intertek is a Tier One supplier to UK based Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Fuel and Lubricant companies. Successful candidates will be involved in the running of engine, transmission and electric powertrain test and development programmes, working with our Project Leaders alongside 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 hands-on skills. The placement will start in July 2020 and will allow the role holder to work on some exciting projects and gain work experience within the automotive industry.

Comments from past students:

“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”

The role will be based in Milton Keynes, a city at the forefront of Electric Vehicle infrastructure development, situated in the heart of the Oxford-Cambridge technology corridor and with great road and rail access between London and the Midlands. Milton Keynes and the local area also boast great leisure, retail and restaurant options. Normal working hours are 8am to 4:30pm Monday – Thursday, and 8am to 1pm Friday

Intertek offers great opportunity for personal development through education and training opportunities, professional memberships and chartership support, plus senior management support and mentoring.


Good IT literacy skills

Good technical and practical knowledge of passenger car engines

Studying for a degree in Automotive, Mechanical or Electronic & Electrical Engineering 

Applications will be accepted from 2nd/3rd year degree students or equivalent


Global pioneers in the Quality Assurance industry, they are the only company in the world that delivers – on a truly global scale – a fully integrated portfolio of Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services.

Over 44,000 employees located in 1,000+ laboratories and offices across the world.

Our innovation-led, end-to-end Total Quality Assurance (‘TQA’) proposition helps organisations operate safely, effectively and with complete peace of mind in an increasingly complex, fast-changing world across all industries.

A focused strategy and culture that gives employees the right platform to grow and develop their careers


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

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13th March 2020