For the next few days Student Life Guide will be letting you in on all the best internships there are to offer this summer, ranging from a variety of sectors from banking through to design.

Today, it’s engineering!

Paid Engineering Placement at Cummins

Where: Nationwide
When: tbc, 10+ months placement
Paid? Yes, £19,000

Cummins are a global manufacturer and distributor of multi fuel engines, primarily being used for trucks, buses and in rail services.
Their headquarters are actually in Columbus, Indiana yet they also have offices based here in the UK, with their company spanning over 197 countries and pulling in an impressive £16 billion in 2016. So, yes, they’re pretty big and rather successful and yes, they’re offering an internship with an on-going application process!

The internship involves a wage of £19,000 and allows you to choose between countless sectors from thermal engineering through to customer and design.  You will be expected to apply your engineering knowledge to situations in the workplace; work on creating designs based on customer specifications, evaluate customer needs and work effectively in a team towards a common goal. You will undergo an induction programme during the internship and also partake in any additional training needed for the job! Applications are on-going so get applying!

Mechanical Engineering Programme at Siemens

Where: Lincoln.
When: tbc, 1-4 months placement.
Paid? Yes, competitive.

Siemens engineering company have a wide variety of internships on offer in 2018, all based in their offices in Lincoln. You will be asked to specify in your application which roles you would like to fill, with opportunities ranging from service applications; overhaul engineering; product management; mechanical design and product integrity surveillance. With such a wide range of opportunities, this internship really does cater to all areas of an engineering degree, and can be either done in the summer months between university term time, as the duration ranges from 1-4 months, or can be undertaken when you have graduated, as a perfect way to experience life in the workplace immediately after graduation. You will also receive a competitive salary which will be determined upon your acceptance into the internship.

Applications are on-going so get applying now to enjoy this opportunity in the summer!

Unilever Supply Chain and Summer Internship and Placement

Where: Nationwide
When: tbc, 1-4 months placement or 10+ months placement
Paid? £20,000.

Unilever are now offering internship placements for operations management, manufacturing, engineering, quality, logistics and planning. If you love problem solving and have a logical mind then these internships work to cater to all your needs! You will get to learn about every stage of the design process, with Unilever having the largest supply chain globally for products. It will be your job to work on making sure that the products are all structurally sound, safe, effective and affordable.

Unilever are accepting applications from students graduating in electrical, mechanical and manufacturing engineering degrees; they are also looking to hire only graduates or students that are taking a year out of university to experience life in the workplace. This is a paid internship! You will receive £20,000 for the year placement, and a sum to be confirmed for the four month placement. Unilever claim that they will push you to achieve your overall potential, so, if you’re an engineering student set to graduate this year, then get applying!

Engineering Leadership Programme Placement at National Instruments

Where: South East
When: placement year beginning in the summer months
Paid? £16,000

National Instruments claim that they have worked with researchers to measure and control the world around us for forty years. According to National Instruments, ‘if you can turn it on, connect it, drive it, or launch it, chances are NI technology helped make it happen’.
So, what are they offering for you? Well, they have an internship programme open to recent graduates in engineering or to students taking a year out of their study. You will get to experience twelve whole months in the work place, with the overall aim involving you working towards a full time position! Don’t worry if you are a little nervous about being placed in the work place, you will receive six weeks of initial training before your placement!

You will have a wide range of duties and responsibilities, these range from providing useful solutions to technical faults and issues; providing guidance on installation of software; being able to troubleshoot and problem solve; keep accurate records of all enquiries; work functionally with National Instrument’s hardware and finally, be able to deliver technical presentations to members of staff. To apply for this job, you will need at least a 2:2 in any engineering degree, be fluent in English, have a driving license, a strong customer service ability and also have some experience in industrial automation.

Apparently they also like their employees to be able to speak a second language, although it’s not essential! So, applications end on the 15th March, what are you waiting for?


Elizabeth Whittingham Elizabeth is a history graduate currently working in content and communications.