Pirelli is an international group with a global brand presence, and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance tyres. Pirelli UK Tyres Ltd is the company responsible for all of the Pirelli Tyre related operations in the UK. 

A 12-month undergraduate placement is available within our Engineering department based at Burton upon Trent. The role involves working in an industrial environment as part of a team that is responsible for the manufacture and quality assurance of rubber compound, textile and metallic fabric components used in the production of tyres. Typical machines used are Calendars, Banbury Internal Mixers, 2 Roll Mills and Batch-off Machines.

Main duties 

  • Working as part of our project engineering team to work on improvement projects, both planning and implementation
  • Breakdown analysis & OEE improvement
  • Working in a factory environment, coming into contact with hydraulics, pneumatics, PLC control/ automation and steam and water tempering systems, supporting the maintenance and engineering department
  • Taking responsibility for a work related project

Our requirements

  • Studying to degree level
  • Good keyboard skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • CAD user preferable (Autocad LT & Solidworks)
  • Organisational skills and self-motivated, able to work on your own initiative in a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication skills, and able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Flexibility and adaptable to change
  • Ability to turn knowledge and skills into hands on investigation and problem solving
  • A full clean driving licence is desirable, as there may be an opportunity to travel to our Carlisle site