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The Engineering 12 month 'Year in Industry' placement scheme allows undergraduate students studying for a degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Integrated Engineering or a similar subject to gain experience working in a number of different teams within the Diamond Engineering department.
Students will have the opportunity to visit research teams based at Diamond and other facilities on-site, and to participate in public engagement events. Training will be provided to allow students to give a short presentation of their work and to summarise their activities in a poster at the end of their placement.
Placement students must be registered as an undergraduate for the duration of their time at Diamond and ensure that they can commit to the whole 12-month period. Placements in 2018 will be paid at a rate of £18,615pa and typically start during the summer between academic year 2 and 3. Applicants should be expecting to gain a first or 2:1 honours degree. Unfortunately, we will only be accepting applications from UK/EEA nationals for this position.
Timeframe for the Engineering 12 month placement process.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a student recruitment day on Tuesday May 22nd 2018, where they will visit Diamond to be interviewed and find out more about our on-site activities.
|Applications Open||Week of 12th March|
|Applications Close||Monday 30th April, 5pm|
|Recruitment Day||Tuesday 22nd May|
|Placement Starts||Monday 25th June|
Suitable for an undergraduate interested in Electrical Engineering applied to special purpose machinery and/or large scale facilities. They should be studying an Electrical Engineering related degree course. A student studying a degree course which is principally electronics or software controls would not be appropriate for this position.
The student would work primarily in the Beamline Systems Engineering Group but would also spend periods in other departments working in areas such as detector development, radio frequency (RF) power supplies, programmable logic controllers (PLC) and safety interlock systems.
The student should have a good grounding in fundamental electrical engineering principles. Some experience in using AUTOCAD would be desirable.
They would gain experience in technical areas such as high pressure motion control, ultra-high vacuum control systems, interlock systems, distributed input/output (I/O), selection of PLC I/O and programming, communication systems, sensor interfaces such as temperature, pressure and flow rate, power distribution and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
The placement student at Diamond would also gain experience in preparing cable diagrams, hook up drawings, wiring schematics, general assemblies, problem solving, team working, developing customer requirements, writing test procedures, preparing test procedures, preparing risk assessments, producing technical files, writing reports and presenting to small teams.
How to apply
Please complete and return the Application Form. Deadline for applications is Monday April 30 at 5pm.
Electronic applications are preferred. Please send the completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. If selected for interview you will be asked to sign the application form then.
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