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Electrification Engineering Summer Internship (Overhead Line Equipment) York 2024

Are you a forward-thinking and aspiring undergraduate ready to take your next steps in the world of Electrification Engineering? Join Siemens over the summer and see for yourself how we can give you fantastic work experience compacted into 3 exciting months! Could this be the next exciting step on your journey to your career? If yes, start summer placement with us at Siemens Mobility!

This is your chance to learn about how our work impacts everyday life across the world and you could be there at the centre of that work. From learning how a line of code develops into millions of downloads, to exploring the depths and heights of our varying transport projects, build your skills and see how you can be here with us, shaping the future.

The role

The Overhead Line Team within Siemens provides analysis, design and construction assurance for the Overhead Line Equipment of the railway electrification system. The Overhead Line Equipment is the system of wires that transfers electricity from the railway distribution equipment to the pantograph of the train. You will be working alongside a dynamic team of around 10-15 people which aims to design and influence the future of rail electrification in the UK.

Within the Overhead Line Team, you will learn the basics of how the electrification system for railways operates, understanding the different interfaces between rolling stock and infrastructure, alongside interesting technical challenges such as electrifying at lower cost than ever before due to the demands of the decarbonisation programme.

The Challenge

During your three month internship, you will be given the opportunity to try your hand at Overhead Line Equipment design and gain some experience with other engineering functions within Overhead Line Team.

Expect to be given the freedom to test theories and designs, then to be challenged on them from the other members of the team. As Siemens is at the forefront of new technology, you will be able to learn about and model the technologies that Siemens are developing to disrupt the way that transport is thought about in the UK.

The Candidate

We are looking for innovative and inquisitive candidates that demonstrate the following:

  • Studying towards a 2:2 or above in a mechanical or electrical engineering related degree
  • You think logically, willing to self-learn and research, and take a creative approach to problem solving
  • You can work independently, safely and responsibly; take ownership of challenges and ideas and are looking to develop your ability to drive and lead change
  • You enjoy collaborating with others to find innovative solutions

What else do I need to know

Alongside your role, the intern development programme ( will teach softer skills such as communication, teamwork, commercial awareness, digitilisation and innovation. We also offer plenty of opportunity to develop your career whilst offering a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

We’re looking for passionate teammates with the aptitude and attitude to succeed in the world of Engineering. Apply now and join Europe’s leading engineering and technology company.

We know that not everyone’s lifestyle is the same, so we operate a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit your individual needs.

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life.

DEADLINE 7th December 2023