NMIS Internship 2020

The application process for 2020 is now closed but due to Covid-19 the selection process is delayed.

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Gain invaluable experience and enhance your technical expertise with our 12-week summer intern programme.

Running from 8 June – 28 August 2020, working at our specialist technology centre, the Advanced Forming Research Centre, the programme will provide insight into a research and manufacturing environment, while providing you with skills that will help enhance your future career.  

Some of our previous interns have gone on to secure graduate jobs at BAE, Rolls-Royce, Babcock and the AFRC or chosen to complete an EPSRC funded EngD.

We encourage you to work independently and as part of teams, which provides opportunities to develop your communication and leadership skills.

You will also gain valuable project management skills through collaborating with multinational organisations and receiving on-the-job training with a structured system to learn new skills, which will significantly enhance your CV.

Depending on your project, you work with our world-class technology.

  • A structured programme with mentors
  • Practical experience
  • Research project management development
  • Working on real industry challenges
  • An opportunity to showcase your work

Internship opportunities are not just for STEM students.

The AFRC is made up of many teams and people from varying backgrounds and so if you feel that you have the necessary skills and can apply them to an AFRC project then please apply. 

We always have opportunities for non-engineering roles, such as marketing, quality, economics, strategy and business optimisation.

  • Competitive salary of £16k pa
  • 7 days holiday plus university public holidays
  • Potential to lead to permanent employment opportunities (subject to performance and availability)
  • EPSRC funded EngD opportunities (subject to performance and availability)
  • Download the application form
  • Complete all sections
  • Use the space provided to add a personal statement demonstrating what you have to offer to the centre and how your technical skills/studies can contribute to a successful summer project.
  • Provide clear examples referring back to real-life experiences of project work, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. This is your opportunity to ‘promote’ yourself to the reader, consider what would make you stand out against the rest.
  • Upload your CV
  • Name each of your documents with your name, i.e. FirstnameSurname_Application form, FirstnameSurname_CV, FirstnameSurname_Cover letter
  • Submit all documents to jobs@afrc.org.uk
  • There are a limited number of places each year
  • This is a full-time post and candidates are expected to work 35 hours a week
  • This is a temporary post and cannot be used to support a visa application
  • Successful candidates will be expected to provide the right to work information
  • Successful candidates will be expected to provide the highest available qualifications
  • When applying, think about the role you are interested in, it is important to demonstrate your capabilities and how your skills can be applied to the centre
  • You should explain how you have developed these skills, give clear details of any relevant modules, projects, and any previous work experience you’ve undertaken.
  • Think of life skills also, do you work well with others, do you have a part-time job and any added responsibilities that could make you a responsible intern?
Download application form

Key dates

The application process is now closed.

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 there will be a delay in the selection process.

Currently, we are still aiming for a June start date.

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