The business has less than 200 staff, and you will be the only placement student in the team (though they are also taking on 2 others doing different things). This means you will learn loads, and it will look great on your CV. As all the parts of the business are on one site, you’ll be able to see how they all work; right from when the product is designed to when it leaves the site.
You will be getting hands-on experience, working on real projects that will make a difference to the business.
It’s in the enamelling plant (glass fused to steel process). The term vitreous enamel comes from the word vitrification describing the transition of a substance into a glass. It combines the strength of steel with the corrosion and scratch resistance of glass.
You will be working on manufacturing projects that will help to enhance product quality and plant safety and productivity. This will include organising study of materials for the glass making process, developing and carrying out laboratory tests and experiments, and evaluating results. You’ll be helping to improve processes, and write procedures.
All the above will be with senior team members, for example engineers and managers, who will show you how things are done, and support you.
Some of these specific things may not be familiar, but that’s ok as training will be given.
What you'll need
This is a year-long sandwich placement and only for undergraduates who are looking for a year-long placement as part of your course. Your course should ideally be Materials Science or Chemical Engineering related. And if you have any knowledge of glass, ceramics, refractories, or glazes, then that would be ideal.
You should be a logical thinker, with good planning and organisational skills and a hands-on approach. Good presentation, written, and oral communication skills are required.
It’s a hands-on role, requiring systematic design of projects, data gathering, project development and implementation, and presentation of results.
Some previous work experience is ideally required; the type of work is not important (it can be retail, hospitality, administration, or bar work, for example).
Where you'll be working
A town which is in the area between Rotherham, Barnsley, and Doncaster. Also commutable from Sheffield. There is a train station nearby, or you can park on-site if you drive.
If applying, please make sure that you are able to get to the location, and if you need to relocate please consider if this will be feasible (think about cost etc). Previous students have relocated and have found housing easily.
What Happens Next
If you're interested please email your CV asap. The plan is for interviews to take place in January.