Project Analyst Placement Laindon 2024

QR's reputation for product data management and consultancy has put us at the vanguard of transforming the automotive, aerospace and robotics industries across the globe, as they seek to build better products and a more sustainable future. As a team, we are particularly excited to be supporting the development of some truly planet-changing products, including connected, electric and solar vehicles and an increasingly diverse range of new technologies.

For over ten years, Quick Release has provided 12-15 month placements to over 60 undergraduates and we're incredibly proud of the experience we're able to offer. Our placements get the same experience as every other team member - with extensive training and development and exposure to critical projects with some amazing clients and products. It's the perfect preparation for any professional career, giving you experience that will be valued by any employer (especially us!).

We also offer a £24,000 salary for our placement students, and the same flexible rewards and benefits as the rest of the team (24 days annual leave, pension plan, health and well-being fund, clubs, discounts, etc.)

If you're excelling in your studies and you're ready to get stuck into a meaningful and challenging project as a valued member of a strong and supportive team, then we'd love to hear from you.

What you'll do

  • Complete first-class induction training (in a cohort that learns together).
  • Learn from the best on real, client-facing projects.
  • Develop technical product data management expertise.
  • Experience a range of projects, businesses, sectors, and workplaces, getting to know and understand how our clients operate.
  • Develop strong trusting relationships with clients and team-mates.
  • Build the capability to own and deliver results on your own workstreams as you discover your own special powers.
  • Develop your business acumen, and learn a lot about yourself and what you want to do professionally longer term.


  • On track for a first-class or high 2.1 bachelors’ degree or masters’ degree in any discipline (it doesn’t need to be STEM).
  • Hard work and determination to be the best, you genuinely want to make things better for people and the planet.
  • Strong communication skills, accompanied by self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
  • The ability to make sense of complexity and present compelling data-driven stories and propose solutions.
  • The positivity, passion, resilience and energy to do what it takes to succeed.


  • A salary of £24,000 per annum
  • 24 days annual leave
  • The same benefits as the rest of the team including a pension plan, health and well-being fund, clubs, discounts etc.
  • A highly motivated, diverse, talented and supportive team with a positive, people-focused company culture.
  • Extensive induction training and ongoing learning and development.
  • Lots of team events, sports clubs, CSR, mental health, diversity and well-being initiates and a direct line to management and leadership for your ideas.
  • The knowledge, skills and experience to ensure you’ll always be in demand, wherever your career may take you…


Being the best at what we do is important to us (we’ve just been named amongst the FT's leading management consultancies for the third year running) but Quick Release has always been about more than project delivery. We can only be the best by looking after our team and we are very much a people-first business. We offer an environment of support, inclusion and encouragement, where our people can be authentic, be heard, enjoy their work, and thrive. Team-building, learning, development and career progression are at the core of what we do, and we take great pride in our positive company culture.

We also take pride in our diversity and we respect, value and celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. We challenge inequality in all its forms, in others, and especially in ourselves. We’re not perfect, but we want to be better and do better. We are fully committed to this in our actions as well as in our words.

As an equal opportunities employer, Quick Release will never discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic background, marital status, or disability status.

Quick Release (Automotive) Limited are an Armed Forces friendly employer. We welcome applications from reservists, former or existing Armed Forces personnel who are interested in a career in Product Data Management. If at any point throughout the recruitment process you require any reasonable adjustments to be made, please do let us know and we will be happy to help.

We're aware that many candidates these days are using AI language models to help them with their job applications. Whilst we understand the use of this kind of technology to assist with applications, it's worth noting that answers copied directly from AI tend to come across very generic and detract from the quality of applications. In order to give yourself the best chance of letting yourself shine in your application, we strongly recommend personalising your answers based on your own experience.

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