Engineering Industrial Placement

by Met Office

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Deadline: 18th February 2022
Salary: £17,900
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science/Research
Location: South West
City: Southampton

Engineering Industrial Placement

What we are offering

The Met Office is delighted to open our advertising for a number of progressive Engineering industrial placements, which will commence from July 2022 until July 2023.

Why should I choose the Met Office?

  • Flexible hours and homeworking (where business requirements allow)
  • Our Industrial Placement scheme
  • 27.5 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and an option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave
  • Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories

Who we are

Right across the world, every single day, people make decisions based on the weather. We have a strong purpose and provide critical weather and climate science services, helping people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.

Everything we do is based on world-leading science and enhanced by the close working relationships we have with partner organisations around the globe. We collect and make sense of massive amounts of data every day, using cutting-edge technology for the benefit of mankind - and our planet.

Our exceptional people deliver scientific, technological and operational expertise and provide critical services. Our people work together to deliver extraordinary impact, making us one of the most trusted forecasters in the world.

Our Industrial Placement programme offers ambitious, capable under-graduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside diverse and highly skilled experts in their field. You’ll be working on projects that really matter and will make a difference. The programme also opens up opportunities in the future after you graduate.

Our values – it’s who we are:

  • We’re a force for good
  • We’re experts by nature
  • We live and breathe it
  • We’re better together
  • We keep evolving

We are the Met Office, come and join us and help us to make a difference.

Job Purpose

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Met Office on a 12-month industrial placement, which will give you an opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside diverse and highly skilled experts in their field, supporting you to achieve key deliverables and develop your own skills and knowledge. The placement will be fully integrated with your university requirements to ensure you gain the most value possible from your experience with us. You will have the opportunity to network with our cohort of Industrial Placements all over the Met Office and understand what career opportunities we can offer you after your degree.

We have many placements available so please take a look and sign up for e mail alerts as placements will continue to be added throughout January 2022

How we can help:

If you are considering applying and need assistance to do so, we can help. Contact us via or you can request adjustments within your application. Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity.

You can select in your application to be considered under the Disability Confident (Guaranteed Interview) Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the essential criteria for the role. We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from those with all protected characteristics. We recruit on merit, fairness, and open competition in line with the Civil Service Code.

We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK - please refer to GOV.UK for information.

About the Met Office

Like millions of people, you probably know us best for the weather that you hear on the news or read on your phone. But did you know that our forecasts reach as far as space? Or that organisations across the world – from governments and the military, to retail and utility companies, rely on our expertise to operate safely and efficiently? Through world-leading science and cutting-edge technology, we work together to question the ordinary every day because we believe in the best.

How to apply

To apply for this programme and to find out more, please click on the apply button below.

If this opportunity excites you to join us and make a difference, click the link below and attach your CV and a cover letter. You should use your cover letter to evidence how you meet our essential criteria.

We are accepting applications until 23:59 on 18th February 2022. You will hear from us after this date to let you know if you have been shortlisted for an interview. Our interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

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