Mechanical Design Placement High Wycombe 2024

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We are looking for a placement student to fulfil the role of Student Mechanical Design Engineer within the Mechanical Design Team.

The Role

This placement would suit a student looking to gain experience within Product Development and Manufacturing. With suitable support, you will participate in the day-to-day activities of the team. This will involve, CAD Modelling/Drafting, Prototyping, Testing, Documentation, Bills of Materials and Change Management.

Typical degree courses would include: CAD based Design/Engineering courses, such as Design Engineering, Product Design, Mechanical Engineering.

Main functions:

  • You will be assigned project work by the Mechanical Desing Manager comprising new design projects and projects to support the manufacture of existing products.
  • You will use Creo Parametric for 3D CAD modelling and 2D drafting software as your main design tool. Experience of this specific software is not essential, some experience of 3D CAD modelling software (such as Solidworks or Fusion 360) is required.
  • You will use Windchill PLM software to create and maintain Bills of Materials and participate in the companies Change Management process.
  • Prototype project work using in-house 3D printing, CNC routing, and various workshop tools (with support of on-site technicians).
  • Testing of prototypes to ensure compliance with various standards (with support of on-site technicians).
  • Assist the Production Engineering team with the design and manufacture of jigs and fixtures.

Job Conditions

You are expected to work at the company head office in High Wycombe on a full-time basis 37.5 hours per week, over the standard working hours of 8.45am to 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.45pm to 4pm on Friday. An hour is allowed for lunch Monday to Thursday and 45 minutes on Friday.

You will report to the Mechanical Design Manager.

About Martin Audio

Martin Audio enjoys an international reputation for supplying award winning professional loudspeaker systems across the spectrum of touring, theatre and installation applications.

The company was founded in 1971 by engineering maestro Dave Martin. His vision was to enable bands to play to larger audiences and be properly heard for the first time. The reputation of Martin Audio speakers quickly grew and soon we were producing world class touring systems for the super groups of the day, including Pink Floyd, The Who and Supertramp.

Renowned for integrity in design, technical excellence and the longevity of its products, Martin Audio takes system creation into a further dimension. Our mission is for every member of the audience to enjoy an exceptional sonic experience faithfully reproducing the artist’s performance.


The company's prestigious UK headquarters at High Wycombe houses dedicated research & development facilities, manufacturing processes, demonstration suite, warehousing, management, sales and customer support offices.

About Focusrite

Doing a 12-month placement at Focusrite is like becoming one of the family. A rapidly growing, global family. We’re focused on providing opportunities for everyone and anyone to enjoy creating music.

Our placements are very popular, and that’s mainly because you can really get stuck in during your year with us. We don’t ask you to answer the phones and do the photocopying. We want you to help develop our products, market our brands, speak to our customers and make us better. A lot of our previous placements candidates are now full-time employees.

All placements last for 12-months. We pay you £21255 per year (£23303 for London-based roles), and you get to share some of the same benefits as our permanent employees.

Our eleven brands, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, Ampify, ADAM Audio, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio, Linea Research, Sequential, Oberheim and Sonnox come together around a common mission to remove barriers to creativity.

We work hard. We are professional. And we play hard too. We select really, really talented and passionate people. And we absolutely love our work. So if you think you can bring something new to the mix, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please apply for as many of our placements as you wish.

Timetable for applications

Deadline to apply: Monday 8th January 2024
Interviews: February/March 2024
Offers made by: Friday 29th March 2024

As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage people to apply regardless of religion, ethnic background, nationality, sexual orientation or gender identity. We recognise the diversity shortcomings of our industry and are committed to driving change. Equally, we recognise the major impact that climate change is having on our world and work every day towards being industry leaders in a carbon neutral future.

DEADLINE 9th January 2024