Mechanical Engineering Placement at Knorr-Bremse

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
1st March 2020
South West
Melksham, Wiltshire
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering Placement

You will gain an in-depth knowledge of braking system components and how they interact with other subsystems to form part of the wider braking system.

You will be part of an 16-person team, carrying out development activities, practical investigations and testing, analysis and simulation, specification and report writing, specifying, procuring and setting up test equipment, problem solving, analysis and identifying solutions.

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. Interaction with other groups across the wider technical directorate, as well as external customers/suppliers. Opportunities to support lab and field trials. 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.

What are we looking for from you?

Good presentation and communication skills. A passion for engineering and the ability to apply your university learning to real-world engineering projects.

Our success is based on the dedication of our people and we strive to offer every employee an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding career. Our work is complex, challenging and innovative.


  • 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 Please ensure the department 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!