Service Engineering Placements at Cummins

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
30th June 2020
Yorkshire and Humberside
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Service Engineering Placements

Cummins are now recruiting for our 2020 intake of 12 month placements in the UK, which provide a meaningful opportunity for university students to accomplish real-world projects in a professional environment.

If successful on the programme you may be given the opportunity to work part-time during your final year of study and/or be offered the opportunity to return as a graduate.

Key Responsibilities

Supporting the Service Engineering Team in our New Power Business Unit (Electrified Power).

You will work within the Electrified Power Business Unit - Customer Support Organisation based within the Milton Keynes Battery Technical Centre.

The role provides for development of Customer Support deliverables to enable aftermarket support and diagnostic of Battery Systems and direct technical support to Cummins distribution channel as required.

  • Provide technical direction for hard to diagnose performance problems
  • Investigate emerging product issues and complete problem definition work
  • Investigate and report on major product failures
  • Support training activities including making and delivering training material
  • Develop temporary solutions to extend customer up time
  • Develop and utilize Remote Support technologies to engage in end customer issues quickly.


Education, Licenses, Certifications

University or equivalent undergraduate degree inElectrical/Mechanical Engineering, Motorsport Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Electric Transportation, Systems Engineering or similar subjects.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to learn, analyse, and understand business and technical processes.
  • Must be a team player with ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects at one time.
  • General IT proficiency and understanding.
  • Problem solving.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office.

Training provided

  • Training in Corporate IT tools (such as Skype for Business, Microsoft SharePoint, Power BI). Structured placement training opportunities (covering various soft skills such as presentation, communication, time management & interpersonal skills.)
  • Relevant training to the job role offered (may include training with systems, business systems analysis tools, problem solving tools, business process improvement tools, project management training, ITIL, system development lifecycle tools and methodologies)- role dependent.
  • Functional on the job training depending on location / role (may include training on supply chain, distribution, warehousing and logistics, manufacturing, engineering and test labs.)
  • Potential to build further knowledge and skills supporting community activities such as young enterprise, interview training and public speaking skills training.

About Cummins

Cummins are global leaders in the clean engine, power generation, turbocharging and emissions solutions markets.

With manufacturing plants in 14 countries, 62,000 employees, turnover of $22 billion in 2018, you would be joining an organisation that offers flexible career paths and opportunities on a global basis.

Key markets are off-highway vehicles, industrial equipment and power generation. In addition, Cummins provides turbochargers for the automotive sector, along with filtration and acoustic systems, natural-gas engines, engine components and electronic systems. Cummins engine installations vary from the world’s highest altitude rail vehicles in the mountains of Tibet to some of the biggest mine trucks around the world.

Today, innovation is just as critical to our success as it was in the early days of our Company. With our mature market emissions near zero, our focus now is on improving product efficiency and understanding our customers’ needs better than anyone else through the development of strong partnerships.

What makes Cummins different is the way in which we take the time to understand our customers and then exceed their expectations by always being the first to market with the best products. The other advantage Cummins has over the competition is that we produce and supply superior integrated power systems, making us a one-stop shop for all of our customers’ needs.

Understanding our customers’ needs before they do and applying the creative ingenuity to make us better, faster, first, is the key to our future success in an increasingly competitive environment.

With "Innovation You Can Depend On" Cummins will see the future first and beat our competition to it.

How to apply

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