Our Mechanical Engineering Year in Industry placement scheme

Who you are

You’re a logical thinker who’s adept at finding creative solutions to challenging problems. Resourceful and hardworking, you’re comfortable managing your own time to ensure you get the job done. Using your strong interpersonal skills, you’re able to build relationships with colleagues, suppliers and customers. You are flexible and will relish the opportunity to attend training opportunities at different locations to develop your personal skill set.

Where you'll be based

Key locations around the country including:

  • Derby
  • York
  • Milton Keynes

What you'll be doing

Faced with a variety of unique and exciting mechanical engineering challenges, you’ll develop skills in a range of specialisms – from power distribution, plant, traction and rolling stock to asset management and infrastructure engineering. Through four rotational placements you’ll gain a broad perspective of the railway and learn all about the processes, products and systems that make it function.

You might be involved with rejuvenating and servicing current infrastructure, or delivering ambitious improvements to track equipment.

Why you should choose this placement?

A short-term placement offers a unique opportunity to experience many parts of the business, and make a contribution from day one. The scheme is run by former graduates who act as coaches and mentors to our new recruits.

There are only a small number of year in industry placements available which means, if you’re successful, you’ll be highly visible across the function. If you do well you may be offered a position onto our graduate scheme. Many former year in industry students now hold senior positions within the company.

Entry requirements

You must be in your penultimate year of university and on course to achieve a minimum of a 2:2 in an Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) accredited degree.

Ready to make an epic career choice?

If the above sounds like you, then apply for our Year in industry placement now. You can also visit our application process and advice pages, where you’ll find help and tips for every stage of the application.