Job Title:  Student Engineer   

Salary: pre-university £17,500; post 1st Year: £20,000 pa; post 2nd Year: £22,000 pa; post 3rd Year: £24,000 pa

Starting this summer/autumn         

Location:  Downton, 5 miles from Salisbury 

Working hours/holiday:  37.5 hours / 25 days


MAIN PLACEMENT PURPOSE: To be a full member of the engineering team, supporting and contributing to R&D and new product introduction.


The Company:  We are a young sensing technology company which primarily supplies sensor products into every single Formula 1 team on the grid, and into other premier motorsport series: Indycar, NASCAR, DTM, WEC, etc. Our sister company is under the same roof and is involved in ultrasonic flow measurement of liquids (fuels and coolants) in automotive and motorsport applications. Currently there are 10 full-time employees supported by some external consultants, and the companies are growing.


Role profile:  We design, develop and manufacture our own electro-mechanical sensors, as well as carrying out contract R&D work. This includes development of the electronics, firmware, software and mechanical designs. The internship will involve full integration into the team to work on currently active projects, giving exposure to a wide range of engineering disciplines (electronics, mechanical, software, control and instrumentation, fluid dynamics, materials, test, R&D and application engineering) as well as exposure to suppliers, customers and project management. Both team and individual working will be required, on multiple projects simultaneously. An internal mentor will be nominated to oversee and assist, but self-motivation and liaison with staff across the company and outside will be expected.


Essential skills:  We are primarily looking for a current undergraduate studying electronic engineering but with strong abilities in embedded firmware and PC software (eg C, Python, LabView). Alternatively, a student on a software course will be considered provided that the individual’s interests and experience are in embedded and PC firmware (as opposed to “big systems”) and also with some hardware design knowledge. An enquiring mind, general enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude is essential.


Desirable skills:  Programming ability in Python would be an advantage.


Student type:  Undergraduate 


Discipline/degree: Electronic Engineering or Software Engineering


To apply for this placement or for more information, please contact Antriana 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.

038AKSW, Student Engineer, Downton near Salisbury

Academic year
Education level

Registered Charity: (1156066) in England and Wales,  (SC039635) in Scotland and is a company limited by guarantee (8879288)               |  Safeguarding |   Privacy Notice