Electronics Engineer Placement

by BAT

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Deadline: 12th January 2022
Salary: £18,200
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Engineering
Location: South East
City: Southampton

Electronics Engineer Placement

BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!


  • Flexibility for working from home (depending on the work requirements)
  • UK yearly Incentive Bonus – competitive % based on business results and average annual salary
  • Attractive Private Pension Plan - up to 15%, Private Medical cover, Doctor@hand-24/7 GP appointments, by video or by phone, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the world
  • Share Reward Scheme (free shares and share saving scheme), Group Personal Accident Insurance, Life Assurance
  • Flexible Benefits Scheme: Tax Return Assistance, Cycle To Work, Holiday Trading, Dental Insurance, Travel Insurance; Onsite Gym and Gyms Discounts-discounts at over 3,700 gyms, SPAs, pools, studios and outdoor fitness events across the UK;

Season Ticket loans-Interest free loans for purchase of annual tickets for public transport


This role is part of the New Categories team.

The role is responsible for for designing, developing and testing the electrical components of technology blocks, providing integration teams with viable options that can be utilised in new and upgraded products.
Reports to: Head of Electronics & Software Engineering

Reporting Level: Individual Contributor

Geographic Scope: Global


  • Explore, read and review component specification document and perform the technical analysis for function fit
  • Test and qualify alternative components to ensure key performance aspects are met
  • Utilise skills and experience in development, circuit testing, assembly and prototyping to assist with the production of multiple device prototypes, contributing towards a finalised solution that meets the all project and business requirements and expectations
  • Support communications with BAT’s internal teams and development partners to create functional electrical solutions, demonstrating how they satisfy the defined project requirements
  • Provide regular project/workstream management updates and tracking progress towards milestones
  • Diagnostic testing to root cause the issue on existing product and drafting reports for further assessment and resolution
  • Problem-solve any identified issues whenever possible, escalating to the other Electronics Engineers or team lead when necessary
  • Assist with the protection of innovations by secure IP, liaising with the LEX department for patent work via the Senior Electronics Engineer


  • Would you like an insight into how science can inform product development in a global business?
  • Would you like to make a meaningful contribution to a global business whilst gaining valuable skills for your future career?


  • Experience in electronics engineering, semiconductor, industry automation or software engineering.
  • An understanding of Electronics development, and an ability to understand and analyse new ideas or technology.
  • Project management skills and experience would be beneficial.
  • Basic skillset of making schematic and layout (Altium or Pads).
  • Open minded, proactive and self-driving.
  • Degree-level qualification in a relevant field of study (i.e., electronics engineering, automation, software engineering).


At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

About BAT

BAT is a global tobacco and Next Generation Products company with brands sold in over 200 markets. We have offices all around the world and have long played a significant role in the local communities where we operate across the globe. We are proud that we are frequently rated in many countries as a top employer. Our employees come from diverse cultures and backgrounds, and our business benefits from the breadth of ideas and experiences they bring.

Traditional tobacco products are our core business. However, we are also committed to developing and selling potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. These Next Generation Products (NGPs) include Vapour Products, like e-cigarettes, and Tobacco Heating Products.

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