BAE Systems
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Mechanical Engineering Industrial Placement- Rochester

Job description

Our Mechanical Engineers turn ideas into products. They’re involved in the design, development and testing of complex mechanical avionic systems, including helmet display systems, head up displays, flight control systems and mission systems. In the early stages of a project, they’ll apply scientific principles and technical information to generate concept ideas. After this, they’ll select the most suitable design and turn it into a viable solution working alongside electronics and optical engineers, and with parallel development of test equipment to qualify the product for use in service. Through 3D modelling, engineering calculations and a range of analysis tools, they create a detailed design of the product that factors in considerations such as materials, manufacture, assembly, cost and performance — to name just to name a few.

What you will be doing

During the one year Industrial Placement your academic studies will be supplemented and your Mechanical Engineering competencies developed in the areas related to the complex avionics systems developed in Rochester. This will include design and development work related to mechanical, electronic and optical integration into our products. You will have opportunities to understand the development processes and tools used, the comprehensive testing of our products, as well as appreciating the manufacturing challenges, supplier involvement, project management, cost and quality aspects, and to gain an understanding of the broader issues associated with business at BAE Systems.

Through placement in project engineering teams you will acquire new knowledge, experience and skills beyond those learnt through academic study.

Security / export control statement
Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Diversity and inclusion statement
We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

Every placement will be challenging, exciting and inspiring.

What we are looking for


To apply, you’ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree. Candidates should have completed at least two years of study towards BEng or MEng in mechanical engineering, or a related engineering degree covering mechanics, dynamics and vibration, structures and stress, thermodynamics, and mechanical systems.

Accepted degree subjects

  • transport engineering
  • geology and geographical science
  • mechanical engineering
  • computer sciences and IT
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • engineering management
  • civil engineering and construction

Additional job details

Competitive salary

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 2 September 2020

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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