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Mechanical Engineering Industrial Placement 2019

Our Industrial Placement scheme offers ambitious, capable undergraduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside experts in their field.

Why should I choose the Met Office?

As an Industrial Placement at the Met Office, you will be paid £17,000 pa and have the opportunity to spend 12 months (between July 2019 - July 2020) working full-time based in Exeter at the Met Office but travel to remote sites, with experienced property engineers will also be required.

You will be supporting day to day operations within the property management team, completing risk assessments, verifying method statements and helping with engineering solutions. You’ll also have opportunity to help us develop and deliver some new initiatives such as energy efficiency and air quality.

This Industrial Placement is an exciting opportunity to see first-hand what we do and make a real impact that the Met Office truly values.

Tell me a little more about what you do…. 

The Property Management team has responsibility for all mechanical and electrical assets across the Met Office estate which comprises several manned and unmanned sites across the UK. The placement will specifically focus on mechanical engineering including Building Management Systems, water harvesting, generators and chilling plant.

The wider Property Team provides several different functions to the Met Office; Property Project Management, Helpdesk for reactive and planned maintenance on the wider estate, Security and Estates Management. The placement will have an opportunity to find out more about these activities during the 12 months as we are a small, supportive team.

Can I apply?

To become a Mechanical Engineering Industrial Placement at the Met Office you will need to be someone who: 

  • Is studying for an undergraduate degree in engineering with an emphasis on mechanical engineering which MUST incorporate a placement year (i.e. sandwich course).
  • Demonstrates evidence of good oral and written communication skills
  • Can plan and organise work using own initiative
  • Proven ability to work well as a member of a team
  • Can demonstrate evidence of problem solving

As well as someone who can desirably demonstrate: 

  1. Any previous experience in engineering such as work experience.
  2. A driving licence would be desirable.

How do I apply?

If you think this role sounds perfect for you and you meet the above requirements, then please follow these simple steps…

  • Click Apply to be redirected to the Met Office recruitment portal
  • Fill out the online application and give as much evidence as possible against the skills required

When will I hear if I have been shortlisted?

We will be accepting applications until 24th March 2019. During this time, we may get in touch if you are unfortunately not eligible or we have spotted something missing from your application. Otherwise, you can expect to hear from us around the 4th April once the hiring manager has reviewed all the applications received. We often receive a high number of applications so it can take a little while to look at each one, but we always let people know the outcome. 

The next stage (if shortlisted) will be a face to face interview at our headquarters in Exeter and an opportunity to meet the team, this will take place around 23rd April. 

Good luck! 

Additional Information

  • For operational reasons this post will be based in Exeter with the potential of some travel required.
  • This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction. If you are a non–EU candidate, you will be required to provide and attach all relevant eligibility documentation to your application at the time of applying. 
  • This post requires you to gain full security clearance due to the nature of the role. Therefore, in order obtain full clearance you will need to have lived at the same address in the UK for 2 years out of the last 5 years or lived in the UK for 3 out of the last 5 years if you have lived at various addresses.

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