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Mechanical Engineering Industrial Placement 2020

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per Year Min 17000 Max 17000 In GBP
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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 2020 - July 2021) 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 and systems across the Met Office Estate. The Estate comprises of over 500 manned and unmanned sites across the UK. The post holder will be part of the building services engineering team and will have an experienced and fully qualified mechanical engineer as their mentor.

Previous placements have worked on projects to deliver efficiencies such as upgrading the cooling system of our supercomputer to deliver cost benefits. They have also worked on identifying improvements and efficiencies to our HVAC systems to deliver wide ranging benefits.

Can I apply?:

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

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

As well as someone who can desirably demonstrate: 

  1. Any experience of working in an mechanical engineering environment.

How do I apply?:

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

  • Click on the link below to apply directly on our website
  • 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 Sunday 8th March. 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 before the 31st March 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 is a face to face interview at our headquarters in Exeter and that’s it!

Good luck!

Additional Information:

For operational reasons this post will be based in Exeter.

This full-time 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.

Please note that successful candidate/s will be required to satisfactorily undergo security clearance checks. This will generally require the candidate to have lived in the UK for at least three out of the last five years, but applicants not meeting this criteria may be considered. 

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