063MPSE Junior Mechanical Engineer - Summer Placement, Oxford

Mechanical Engineer - Summer/ Vacation Placement - Undergraduate Role

Salary:                                                              £17,000pa

Location:                                                          Oxford

General Terms & Conditions:                    37.5hrs/week, 25days holiday + bank holiday (per annum)

Other benefits if applicable:                      Flexible working hours

Placement Start date / Duration:             Start early Summer 21, 3-4 months

Would like to interview in:                         Interviews in Apr 2021 (via Teams)




Founded in 2015 as a spin-out from The University of Oxford. We produce the most precise and accurate flow control valves in the world; our range of pressure flow regulators are a fraction of the weight of traditional products and virtually maintenance free. Our disruptive technology is used in water & gas distribution networks, oil & gas processes, and other industrial applications. Pressure Reducing Valves (PRVs) represent a $3.5bn sector of the global $65bn valve and actuator market.



We are looking for a self-motivated engineering student to work alongside our talented team of mechanical and electrical engineers. We have projects that are mechanical based, with some opportunities to get hands on with instrumentation design. The project will give you insight into the design process of bringing a product to market and give you the chance to complete a project from start to finish. Much of the work will involve testing an aspect of our products during the design development phase or developing the equipment to carry out testing. We are therefore looking for someone with strong experimental and problem solving skills.


You will be supported during the project by your line manager. Working in a fast-paced, innovative, start-up environment will develop both your technical and soft skills whilst giving you invaluable industry experience. Where required, relevant training will be provided including on-the-job learning. There will be opportunities to develop your communication skills when presenting your work to the rest of the team. You will be responsible for managing your workload and may have the chance to work on multiple projects simultaneously, improving your time and task-management.


The role will be based in our offices in central Oxford, a 10min walk from the train station. We are following government guidelines and hope to be working either full-time or part-time from our offices by the Summer, with “bubbles” in place. Our core working hours are 9:30 – 4:00 and we work a flexible 7.5hr day, 5 days a week. We have 35 employees and a great team atmosphere. We have a young and dynamic engineering team; many cycle to work and we usually walk to local food suppliers during our 1hr lunch break.




  • Currently in 2nd or later year studying a relevant engineering degree and on track for at least a 2:1
  • Good analytical skills
  • A logical approach to problem solving
  • Basic CAD skills (we use SolidWorks)
  • Practical experience is beneficial
  • Proven experience in report writing and data analysis
  • Experience using instrumentation (such as data acquisition) is desirable
  • Familiarity with programming languages (Matlab/Python) is desirable
  • Competent in Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team
  • Strong communication and written skills.


TO APPLY for this placement or for more information, please contact: Mel Powell at m.powell@etrust.org.uk  stating your interest, your full name and the vacancy reference.

Please note, you must already 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.

063MPSE Junior Mechanical Engineer - Summer Placement, Oxford

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