Electronics, Software and Systems Engineering Placement at Knorr-Bremse

Top Employer
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
1st March 2020
South West
Melksham, Wiltshire
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Computer and Systems Engineering Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Connect with this company

Knorr-Bremse is a Top Employer
Knorr-Bremse Overall Rating

- 32 reviews

Electronics, Software and Systems Engineering Placement

This opportunity is for three separate placement students, one in each area.

You will have the opportunity to apply university learning to real projects and to impact their direction, whilst embracing a varied and challenging work load.

You will be working with experienced engineers offering you support and guidance. You will get to see projects at different phases of the product lifecycle. The work is technically challenging, innovative and rewarding. The variety of work offered within the department also presents an excellent opportunity for personal development. The department consists of a team of highly skilled and versatile engineers, with a broad mixture of technical expertise and experience. Everyone in the team is friendly, approachable and willing to help whenever necessary.

Systems Engineering at Knorr Bremse involves the integration of our products with our customer’s train and we welcome Placement applicants from Electronics, Mechanical or Software backgrounds who are happy to work across the disciplines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with experts developing new products in a multi-discipline engineering function.
  • Deliver specialist tasks and projects in Electronics, software or Systems engineering.
  • Be involved within the full product lifecycle of safety critical applications in the Rail Industry.
  • Hands on design, development and testing of products and systems.
  • Be a key integral individual within the engineering team.


  • Entrepreneurial flair.
  • Creativity.
  • Resilience, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Ability to make constructive suggestions, challenge or offer new ideas and must be comfortable challenging the status quo.
  • Passion, enthusiasm and a can-do attitude.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible working
  • Fantastic site facilities
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Payable attendance allowance
  • Great employee Benefits package
  • Discounted gym memberships

About Knorr-Bremse

In the early 1800s, British engineer Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) constructed the first railway steam locomotive that travelled at 8 kilometres per hour. Today in Asia trains travel at maximum speeds of up to 260 kilometers per hour. By 1850 Britain had more than 6,000 miles of railroad track, today in the UK there are 20,277 miles (32,186 kilometres) of track.

Rail is growing….grow with it!

Do you want to be a part of the next revolution?

More than a billion people worldwide rely daily on Knorr-Bremse systems. Knorr-Bremse is the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles. As a technology pioneer, for over 100 years Knorr-Bremse has been a driving force in the development, production and sale of modern braking systems for a variety of applications in the area of rail and commercial vehicles.

Knorr-Bremse is growing….grow with us!

How to apply

If you are looking for a 12 month placement from July 2020 to July 2021 and wish to apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability to placements@knorr-bremse.com. Please ensure the department (Electronics, Software or Systems) you are applying for is included in the subject of the email.

Get on board and start your journey with us….We would love to hear from you!