Undergraduate Placement Opportunities
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Undergraduate Placement Opportunities

Job description

We are looking for a number of undergraduates to join the Product Development department at Numatic International. We are interested in hearing from students who are studying product design, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics engineering or similar.

As an undergraduate working within our Product Development department, you will play an important role in supporting our experienced Engineers with enhancing the design and performance of existing products and designing and developing new, cutting-edge products to enter the market. Working closely with all engineering teams (i.e. product design, electronics/hardware, electrical/motors, software/firmware, production and manufacturing) you will collaborate at all stages of the design process.

Working for Numatic will give you real responsibility, a chance to be mentored by some of the best in the business, and the opportunity to make your mark on the company as a whole. We want to hear your ideas because you’re the future of our business, and so we also give you the platform to make them a reality. It’s more than just a job – so what are you waiting for?

The opportunity
Product Development is key to our business, without it we would not exist. Our teams are responsible for designing and developing products across the whole product development life-cycle from idea/concept through to introduction (NPI) to the market via our on-premise manufacturing facility.

All of our Engineers make an important contribution to Product Development, whether it’s concept generation, prototyping and testing within product design; designing the motors that control our products in electrics/motors through to designing and developing robust hardware and software solutions in electronics/embedded software – everyone has the opportunity to see products become ‘real life’ all from the same premises in Chard.

Whether you prefer to be creative and work with concepts and ideas, or prefer to focus on detail, analysing and solving problems – we want to hear from you. We recognise the importance of diversity and have opportunities to suit.

In return, we offer a competitive salary and benefits, and to make it even more appealing we offer relocation support to help with those initial costs of moving closer to our base in Somerset, easily accessible from the likes of Exeter and Taunton.

What we are looking for

At Numatic, we are all about innovation, common sense and logic. It means collaboration, pushing the boundaries, stretching yourself and others and challenging the status quo to ensure that we are continuously striving to achieve the very best in what we do. You will need to be:

  • A practical, pragmatic and logical problem-solver
  • An articulate, influential communicator
  • A collaborative, supportive team-player
  • A calm, resilient individual able to work with changing priorities
  • Focused on results
  • Able to embrace change
  • Commercially aware


To be considered, you will need to be studying a relevant engineering discipline (i.e. product design, mechanical engineering, mechatronics engineering, electronics engineering, electrical engineering) and be on track to achieve a 2:2 (minimum) overall.

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter highlighting why you feel an opportunity at Numatic is right for you, including what value you feel you could add to our business.

In your cover letter, please clearly specify your area of study and what you are interested in gaining experience in.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31/01/2019

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment


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