001EPSE, Hardware Design Intern, Cambridge

Location: Cambridge

Salary: C£21,000 - 25,000 dependent on experience

Start: Summer 2021, 12 months 

Discipline: Electronics or Software but Physics, Natural Sciences, Mechanical Engineering also considered 


Year placement helping with testing and debugging new designs. Design report creation. Possible design project depending on technical ability.

Some examples projects include:

. Understanding Linux based operating systems

. Programming in Python

. Performing tests on current & upcoming products (Testing noise produced by cameras, and also testing power consumption of products so that they are designed for efficiency)

.Mechanical design (CAD software and 3D printing)

.Thermal analysis (Testing to see how to cool products)

.Designing and performing experiments

.Design for manufacture (Parts students have designed have been sent to workshops and have been manufactured in Metal)

Our current YINI student says:

I have been given my own project, this has given me the freedom to design my own solutions and run my own experiments.

When not working on my project I collaborate with other engineers, which enables me to learn more about what the company is working on and also understand the product design process. When working with others I have completed data collection and have had to draw conclusions from what I have found. I have also created CAD models which have been sent off and manufactured (Metal & plastic).



Electronics or Software undergrads but Physics, Natural Sciences, Mech Eng are also considered.


Essential skills: Good maths and/or physics grades. Some exposure to programming or electronics.

Hobbies in programming computers or building electronics, make sure they are demonstrated on your CV.


Desirable skills: Raspberry, Python, Electronic, Soldering, PCB, Codeclub, Coder Dojo, Hack (as in Hackathon or Hackfest).

Experience of using a Raspberry Pi, Microbit or an Arduino board for project work.


Living within a commutable radius of Cambridge is also important.


To apply for this placement or for more information, please contact: Ellen Pugsley at e.pugsley@etrust.org.uk stating your interest, your full name and the vacancy reference.

Please note, you must be fully registered with The YINI scheme to apply.

See the YINI application page to complete an on-line application form if you are not already registered.

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