Mechanical Engineering Placement Warrington 2022
The world needs innovators and problem solvers who turn challenges into greater opportunities.
At Jacobs, we make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable. Together, we’re pushing the limits of what’s possible. We stay ahead to create the new standards our future needs.
Are you ready to apply your learning to real life projects? To explore your potential and work as a team to develop solutions? Then why not start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow?
We are looking for the brightest most innovative undergraduates to join us to Challenge Today and Reinvent Tomorrow. Our industrial placement students are innovators, disruptors and passionate about taking on this challenge!
About the role
Our 12-month long industrial placement programme offers you the chance to develop your technical, consultation and environmental skills alongside developing key business and leadership skills such as business development, people leadership, business management and digital. With dedicated leadership support, an agile approach to learning and developing we will help you develop your skills and follow your passions and develop hands-on experience in the breadth and depth of our amazing business.
Whatever your discipline and aspirations, the Jacobs industrial placement programme offers an agile and diverse first step towards a challenging and rewarding career. What we do is more than a job, we work every day to make the world better for all. Everything we do – is more than projects outlined in proposal requests. They’re our challenges as human beings, too.
At Jacobs, we’re transforming intangible ideas into innovative solutions designing the future – today. Be part of it – apply to join Jacobs today…
Jacobs is looking for enthusiastic undergraduate engineers for an internship to work on exciting opportunities delivering solutions for challenging environments within our team based at Birchwood, Warrington.
What you'll do
You would have the opportunity to work on innovative projects for critical applications such as:
- Nuclear decommissioning where we are developing robotics and computer vision technology to be deployed to site,
- Supporting projects in nuclear fusion for ITER in France or other UK based projects
- Developing tools for Fukushima in Japan.
We offer the opportunity to work on impactful challenges for the most extreme environments working with our experience engineering teams at our Birchwood site which includes large scale and specialist laboratories and workshops.
This is an opportunity to get experience in solving our clients’ most challenging problems.
We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do – whether Aerospace, Defence, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications – is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.
It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.
Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.
Key responsibilities include
- Hands on rig work ranging from small scale science rigs to full size mock up rigs
- Work on the full lifecycle of applications from design to maintenance.
- Undertaking small and large-scale trials, involving simulations and robotics hardware and test rig equipment.
- Work independently but also alongside colleagues and collaboration partners.
- Presentation of progress and results in formal document formats and presentations to colleagues and project stakeholder
What you'll need
- Candidates are required to have completed two years of an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.
- Passionate about solving engineering challenges across fusion, fission, decommissioning or military applications
- Independent and proactive, with energy and enthusiasm.
- Good communication skills and be able to prepare clear and concise written technical reports.
- Knowledge or interest in robotics
- Knowledge of nuclear technology
- Appreciation of testing, verification, and validation.
Jacobs require innovation, whether that be technology enabled or not, it requires us to use our ‘Essential Skills’ as well as our technical skills and experiences to positively disrupt and innovate.
It will be our Curiosity, Innovative thinking and Adaptability that allows us to embrace change, it will be our Empathy and Listening capability that allow us to truly understand our client’s requirements.
As we learn to automate some of the activities it will be these ‘Essentials’ that will allow us to offer competitive advantage over our clients and prepare us for the future. We believe that ‘The Essentials’ are the foundation for all of us, to equip us with not just the human skills that allow us to embrace change and bring world class innovation to our clients but also that allow us to explore and shape diverse and creative career opportunities in Jacobs.
Recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice our Graduate Development Programme offers a structured approach to Continuous Professional Development. You’ll benefit from learning that complements chartership progression that will provide both the technical skills, behavioural competencies and business acumen you require to create your future.
Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.
Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.
We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave.
Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role
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