Survitec are the world’s largest survival technology provider. For over 166 years, we have been protecting lives in the air, on land and at sea, through the design, manufacture, and servicing of Survival Technology.

Today, we are a global community of 3,000 professionals with presence in 96 countries partnering with our customers to provide innovative solutions that reduce risk and help keep you safe. That's why the world's leading maritime, defence & government, energy and aerospace organisations trust us when it matters most and why we have been awarded the Silver Award by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

Your new role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Manufacturing Engineering Placement Student to join our team specialising in Manufacturing for Marine and Aviation Life-saving products.

During your placement with us, you will learn how a major global organisation operates, gaining the tools and exposure you will need to become an experienced engineer. In this role, you will develop skills in the following:

  • Applying Lean tools (including 5S, process mapping, etc.) and methodologies to drive continuous improvements across the Manufacturing process.
  • Planning, designing, purchasing, and implementing integrated manufacturing and assembly processes.
  • Contributing to different projects of varying sizes to successful conclusions.
  • Compiling and analysing data on Key Performance Indicators.
  • Work as part of a team implementing process improvements within the assembly process.
  • Participate in the design/layout of new and existing workstations to improve efficiency and accommodate new tooling and products.
  • Perform Time Studies to improve routing accuracy and drive production efficiency projects.
  • Execution of process mapping; development, improvement, and documentation of current or future processes.
  • Investigate new technologies, equipment, and supplies to help improve operations.
  • Tooling assessments and review (tool life, design, and manufacture)

The experience, qualifications and skills you will have

Qualifications and education requirements

  • Currently enrolled in an Engineering or Technical discipline at an accredited University/College
  • Placement year commencing summer 2024.

To be successful in this role you will need the following

  • Efficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with AutoCAD would also be beneficial, although is not essential.
  • Adept at working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings.

Other requirements

  • Ensure all safety rules and standards are adhered to.
  • Ensure correct Personal Protective Equipment is worn at all times when required in line with company procedures.
  • Comply with the Company’s Attendance Management policy.
  • Fulfil any other duties as required for your job role.
  • Hold a full UK driving licence, would also be beneficial, although is not essential.

Key skills and competencies

  • Possess a good work ethic and be efficient in job duties.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Deliver own tasks to time, quality and cost.
  • Highly motivated and confident, a self-starter with initiative and capable of working with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to generate and apply ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to make effective decisions.
  • Manage multiple projects and different stages.
  • Prioritise tasks effectively.
  • The above is not an exhaustive list and you may be required to undertake additional duties in line with the needs of the business and your job role.

Why you should work for us

  • 33 days holidays including public holidays
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Training & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Workplace Reward & Recognition scheme

How to apply

If you would like more information regarding this role before applying, please feel free to reach out to us via Linked In or via

Survitec is an equal opportunities employer. Our diverse global workforce protects lives, every single day. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive culture where our people feel valued appreciated, and free to be who they are at work.

Because, to provide service and excellence to our customers we must mirror their diversity. But more importantly because it is the right thing to do.