Marine Systems Engineering Industrial Placement 2021
Our Industrial Placement scheme offers ambitious, capable undergraduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside experts in their field.
Why should I choose the Met Office?
As an Industrial Placement within the Observations Marine Systems Engineering team at the Met Office, you will be paid £17,900 pa and have the opportunity to spend 12 months (between July 2021 - July 2022) working with a marine team to build weather stations and their platforms, developing your skills and putting what you have learnt into practice. You will contribute to the development of marine platforms and systems, and support the deployed marine networks working at both on and off-shore locations.
The Observations Marine Systems Engineering Industrial Placement scheme is an exciting opportunity to see first-hand what we do as well as make a real impact that the Met Office truly values. With your industrial experience there is the potential, after obtaining your degree, to apply and join one of our teams.
Tell me a little more about what you do….
Meteorological observations underpin Met Office operations, being essential to forecasting and climate services. They are used to initialise numerical models, verify our forecasts, provide consultancy services and monitor climate change.
The Marine Systems Engineering team is responsible for deploying, operating and maintaining off-shore observational sites on a fleet of voluntary ships, buoys in the Atlantic Ocean, light vessels in the English Channel and other platforms of opportunity. As marine observations come from data sparse regions, they are very valuable to the global meteorological community.
This placement will focus on developing improvements to the marine systems and platforms through the design or electrical devices and firmware improvements, helping to maintain marine platforms both on and off-shore, and working with data quality teams to improve the quality of service.
Can I apply?
To become a Marine Systems Engineering Industrial Placement at the Met Office you will need to be someone who:
- Is studying for an undergraduate degree with significant electronic, light mechanical design and programming which MUST incorporate a placement year (i.e. sandwich course).
- Has electronic, light mechanical design skills and some programming experience with a keen interest in engineering in general and the latest developments
- Demonstrates evidence of good oral and written communication skills
- Can plan and organise work using your own initiative
- Has a proven ability to work well as a member of a team
- Demonstrates an ability and willingness to work at sea and at heights of up to 10m (training will be provided)
How do I apply?
If you think this role sounds perfect for you and you meet the above requirements, then please follow these two simple steps…
- Click Apply
- Fill out the online application and give as much evidence as possible against the skills required
When will I hear if I have been shortlisted?
We will be accepting applications until 28th February 2021. During this time, we may get in touch if you are unfortunately not eligible or we have spotted something missing from your application. Otherwise, you can expect to hear from us before the 19th March once the hiring manager has reviewed all the applications received. We often receive a high number of applications so it can take a little while to look at each one but we always let people know the outcome. The next stage is an interview (likely to be via skype at the end of March/early April) and that’s it! Good luck!
For operational reasons this post will be based in Southampton.
This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction. If you are a non–EU candidate, you will be required to provide and attach all relevant eligibility documentation to your application at the time of applying.
Please note that successful candidate/s will be required to satisfactorily undergo security clearance checks. This will generally require the candidate to have lived in the UK for at least three out of the last five years, but applicants not meeting this criteria may be considered.
We recognise that Great Minds Don’t Think Alike. Consequently,the Met Office is committed to working towards being a more diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing and utilising visible and invisible individual differences. This includes continually striving to create a positive and open environment in which to work, along with ensuring that there are no barriers implicit in our policies or procedures preventing people from performing to the best of their ability. We are a “Disability Confident”employer, Mindful Employer, and we hold an Athena Swan Bronze award for our work on gender equality. We are proud to have a variety of staff-led networks who constantly work with us to enable everyone to fulfil their full potential.We are taking measures throughout our Recruitment process to tackle unconscious bias, and we apply the Civil Service Code to ensure that everyone is recruited on merit, fairness and open competition.