South East
Placement type: 
Starting Summer/Autumn 2018 the usual duration is 10-12 months however the actual start and finish dates should be discussed at interview. Applications are invited from pre-university students only at the moment. SolidSpark is a technology consultancy that develops highly technical products for other companies. We work in a wide variety of areas, from novel gas flow sensors to life-saving hospital equipment. The role is likely to be more mechanical, with plenty of Solidworks design.

Some of the skills we use include:

- mechanical design in Solidworks

- fluid dynamics (both computational and analytical)

- finite element analysis

- general physics (e.g. electromagnetics)

- electronics and firmware design including signal processing


We are on the cusp of starting to develop our own products and potentially spinning out a company.  We expect that you would spend a large proportion of your time helping with that process.  The role is likely to be more mechanical, with plenty of Solidworks design.  However, as you will typically interface with electronics, you will pick up a lot of knowledge in the other disciplines as well.


Our company is a fun and relaxed place to work.  We provide free soft drinks, as well as pizza on Wednesdays.


Our offices are based in Comberton, which has good bus access from Cambridge


If you would like to be put forward for this placement please email m.taylor@etrust.org.uk quoting the reference number above.

Please note, you must be fully registered with The YINI scheme to apply. If you have not already registered please see the application page to complete an on-line application form.

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