Engineering Placement

by Collins Aerospace

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Deadline: 2nd December 2023
Start Date: 01st July 2024
Salary: £20,000 - £21,999
Length: Placement (10 Months+)
Roles: Engineering
Location: West Midlands
City: Wolverhampton

Engineering Placement

Time Commitment: 37 hours a week

Department: Engineering 

Location: Wolverhampton

Application Closing Date: 24 November 2023

Start Date: July 2024

Vacancy Type: Student - Sandwich/Industrial Work Placement

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Company Overview

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Collins Aerospace (Mechanical Systems) Wolverhampton provides a range of aircraft systems and utilities to the largest aircraft manufacturers and works closely alongside these companies to develop state-of-the-art technologies in civil and military sectors. Current and recent projects include Airbus A220, Embraer KC-390, Airbus A380, Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the F35-Lightning II.

Job Overview

As an industrial placement student at Collins Aerospace you will have the opportunity to work on exciting aerospace projects which will help develop your engineering and personal skills in a practical environment.

These projects may lead to the opportunity to work in some of the following engineering functions:

  • Detailed and Concept Design
  • Mechanical / Electronic Systems
  • Stress Analysis
  • Simulation and Performance Analysis
  • Product Qualification and Test
  • Design
  • Reliability & Safety
  • Materials

There will also be opportunity to work with and gain experience in other business functions:

  • Project Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality
  • Supply Chain

As an industrial student your duties and responsibilities may include some of the following:

  • System level design including architecture and performance analysis
  • Participation in test rig design, test rig commissioning and system testing
  • Produce design schemes including CAD models, assemblies and 2D drawings for concept and detail designs
  • Carry out design calculations such as thermal growth, hoop and tensile stress, thread loading and tolerance analysis to support concept and detail designs
  • Perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on complex components to support concept and detailed design
  • Liaise closely with other project teams such as materials, manufacturing, sourcing with respect to new designs or design changes
  • Promote a career in Collins Aerospace and Engineering to the next generation through events and activities with schools and universities.

Person Specification

  • Undergraduate studying Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace), Maths or Physics with a predicted grade 2:1 or higher.
  • Hold Maths A Level Grade C or above

The successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate

  • Strong technical knowledge which can be applied to aerospace mechanical systems and manufacturing
  • Self-Motivated
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise own work
  • Ability to build strong relationships and be a team player
  • A can do, find a way, attitude
  • Experience of delivering high quality work to a deadline
  • Creativity, initiative, diplomacy, self-motivation and self confidence
  • Must display initiative and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; specifically the use of Microsoft Excel to filter, clean, identify, analyse and interpret trends or patterns in data

This is a great opportunity to broaden your personal development and experience exciting challenges. If you are interested in an engineering work placement with Collins Aerospace, we would love to hear from you.

IMPORTANT: Candidates must be able to commit to the full 12 month placement (apart from the 25 days annual holiday).

Application Process

Your application will go through a variety of selection methods which may result in an interview. Please note that as we find suitable candidates we will no longer accept applications for this opportunity so we suggest you apply as early as possible to have the best chance of success! 

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

How to apply

Your application will go through a variety of selection methods which may result in an interview. Please note that as we find suitable candidates we will no longer accept applications for this opportunity so we suggest you apply as early as possible to have the best chance of success! 

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