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Mechanical Engineering Sandwich Placement

Are you studying a Mechanical Engineering related degree and looking for a Placement year for 2018/19? This West Midlands based opportunity could be ideal…

Handicare is a global company with sales in more than 20 countries; they are committed to providing safe and reliable equipment for people with reduced mobility. Their UK offices are located in a town to the west of Dudley, in the West Midlands (not too far from Birmingham and Wolverhampton).

They have an excellent track record of hosting and developing students during their placement year- in fact, they will aim to arrange an overlap with the current placement student so you can arrange a handover of work, and find out more about their experiences.

Their continued global growth is testament to the vision of a hard working team, with the desire to always provide the best products and services at a reasonable price. Investment and innovation is something the business is extremely passionate about. Looking across the organisation, you can see this in action; for example, the Research and Development (R&D) team has a dedicated facility to improve products.

Working as part of an experienced, multi-disciplined R&D team, you will be working on real projects at all stages of the design process, and playing a vital part in the business. You will gain an appreciation of the link between the engineering and manufacturing processes, and will be invited to impart your fresh and creative ideas at the company. Training and support will be provided, and some of the things you will be involved with include: 

  • Producing concept design solutions. 
  • Producing engineering layouts using SolidWorks CAD software. 
  • Producing engineering detail. 
  • Concept development and verification. 

You should be an undergraduate on a Mechanical Engineering course, and already have some knowledge of structures and materials and a desire to further your knowledge of mechanics, whilst using your problem solving skills. 

There will be a lot of interest in this opportunity, so be ready to show evidence of your interest in the business and role, and where you fit the criteria, as this is how applications will be assessed. We appreciate that as an undergraduate you will not have had the opportunity to demonstrate these skills to a great extent- but it’s all relative, and in comparison to the other undergraduates who are applying.

Start date will be mid-July to allow the handover with the outgoing placement student; expected end date is 31st July 2020.

Sound good? If so please apply asap-the closing dates on our advertising are for guidance only and we always encourage early applications where possible. 

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