Prysmian Group

7.0 /10 40 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Engineering Product Design/Industrial Design Manufacturing

About Prysmian Group

World Presence

Prysmian Group is world leader of the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, with around 30,000 employees across 50 countries worldwide. The Group has been formed through the union of Prysmian, Draka and more recently General Cable, already leaders in their markets for innovation and technological know-how, by combining the strengths and achieving increased investment potential and geographical coverage, as well as the most extensive range of products on the market.

Prysmian Group is also characterised by being a public company, a listed company without a controlling shareholder, managed on a transparent basis and leveraging its ability to gain and maintain the continued confidence of its investors. A key factor in managing the Group's business is attention to sustainable development and the environment. As part of its activities, the Prysmian Group is involved in implementing management and production processes which help improve environmental sustainability and safety at work, in accordance with the guidelines of its HSE policy.

UK Presence

Prysmian Group in the UK is the largest domestic cable manufacturer. With 4 manufacturing plants in the UK, Prysmian Group is well placed to support its home and export customers for Energy and Telecom cables and accessories. Prysmian is market leader and "innovation driver" in all major Energy and Telecom cables business activities. In the UK Prysmian manufactures energy cables from low voltage to extremely high voltage for land applications. Additionally, it is able to offer a comprehensive range of cable accessories for these cables all designed with the cable in mind and therefore offering a robust system.

At higher voltages Prysmian offer maintenance and installation service via its Energy Network Solutions business unit and for those unexpected and emergency occurrences there is the XLPE Xpress service where high voltage cables and accessories can be delivered from stock. From its position within the Global Prysmian Group, Prysmian UK can offer turnkey submarine cables and installation services as well as a comprehensive range of industrial cables for such applications as: mining, cranes, wind turbines and rail applications. At lower voltages Prysmian's comprehensive range of building wires and power cables are available through a first class network of wholesalers and distributors.

With over 30 years market leading experience the FP and FT range of fire resistant cables continues to evolve to offer the most secure and robust cables for applications. Prysmian ranks as one of the world's leading producers of Optical Fibres and Telecommunication Cables. With multiple production facilities worldwide Prysmian supplies a comprehensive portfolio of state-of-the-art products into the telecoms industry including Fibre System, Copper Cable, Premises/Data Cable & Connectivity Hardware.

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Prysmian Group Latest Reviews

  • Accounts Assisstant

    I really enjoyed my placement year at Prysmian - the old students made me feel welcome straight away and the staff are all very friendly and good fun to work with. For a first experience of a full t...


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  • Aftersales Coordinator

    Working for Prysmian was a very valuable experience. They work you hard, but there is a real feel of responsibility. You take pride in what you do, and you feel valued as part of the team. No one beli...


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  • CAD Design an Test Engineer

    I really enjoyed the work I was given and felt very welcome....


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