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Production Engineering Summer Internship

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As a Production Engineer Summer intern, you will have the opportunity to join a large team of highly qualified Engineers. You will contribute to supporting the ongoing Fabrication and outfitting of vessels, developing improvements to the production processes and facilities.

What you will be doing… (Role Duties and Responsibilities)

The Production Engineering Department (PED) is a specialist team experienced in the processes and techniques of fabricating and outfitting vessels. It provides a varied and flexible Engineering service to support production activities, and develop improvements to production processes and facilities.

We offer a valuable service to the business in providing the knowledge, guidance and experience to ensure we are able to fabricate & build the product.  Our main focus is to provide the engineering outputs to enable to major Production activities to occur safely and efficiently. This includes arrangements for supporting, handling & transportation of the minor and major vessel structures, and the shipping of major modules. As an integrated department, the work is varied and we provide a significant input from vessel early design, through 1st cut steel, fabrication, outfit, commissioning, launch, until the vessel exit from the Barrow’s dock system.

An equally important aspect of the department is to provide the design and associated supporting calculations for the jigs and rigs required to enable the build and supporting Facilities.

Entry Requirements and what we are looking for

To apply, you’ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree in a STEM subject for our undergraduate schemes. In addition, you must be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.

Overview of Business Unit

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

Today we are the prime contractor in the Astute programme and the UK’s only designer and builder of nuclear powered submarines – one of the world’s most complex engineering challenges. The first three submarines in the class, HMS Astute, HMS Ambush and HMS Artful, are now in service with the Royal Navy and the final four Astute class submarines are at various stages of construction at the Barrow site.

We are also the industrial lead for the Dreadnought programme, the Royal Navy’s next generation of nuclear deterrent submarines. Construction of the first of four submarines, named Dreadnought, began last year

Our Submarines business employs approximately 8,700 people and in 2017 we spent around £700m with over 700 suppliers.

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