Location: Oldham, Manchester


Placement type: Electronic


Salary: TBC but competitive (plus relocation allowance of £250 per month if you need to relocate for the role)


Start date: September 2020


The placement is with a semiconductor manufacturing organisation and will start in September 2020 for 1 full year. This role is open to Undergraduates and Graduates.  This role would principally be using the academic skills the candidate has acquired as an undergraduate to work within the European Marketing team of a Semiconductor Manufacturing organisation.



Applications Engineering is an extraordinarily broad area. The placement student would be expected to do some or all of the following (and maybe other things beyond):

  • Direct customer support in responding to technical queries.
  • Creation of technical content such as application notes, how-to guides, test specifications, drawings and diagrams.
  • Origination of circuit design ideas to solve problems for customers.
  • Simulation and test of components and circuits.
  • Creation, editing and use of SPICE models.
  • Use of mathematical tools (from a calculator or Excel up to MATLAB etc) to explain or simulate behaviours.
  • Commercial interactions with customers, either on-site or at customer sites.
  • Hands-on creation of physical demo units


This placement offers the student a very wide experience without pigeon-holing them into one specific area. It will give exposure to and understanding of many disciplines of electronic engineering within the exciting and fast-growing field of Automotive electronics – an area set for clear growth over the coming years.




  • Work both independently and collaboratively on complex multi-disciplinary projects within an automotive context
  • Design work through specification, component selection, circuit design, layout and implementation
  • Write supporting documentation for components and circuit designs, design and applications notes
  • Creating functional block diagrams of key applications
  • Practical lab work, including prototyping, measurement and test of devices and circuits
  • Design, populate and test evaluation and demonstration boards
  • Support the Automotive new product introduction process




  • A real passion and excitement for electronics
  • Good A level results in Maths/Physics or Higher National Diploma in Electronics
  • Electronics or related degree  (passed or studying for )
  • Understanding of Analog circuits such as op amps, transistors, power supplies
  • Ability to use MS software
  • Good interpersonal skills


Benefits to Student

  • Putting theory into practice, and learning practical aspects that university does not teach
  • Opportunity to create lasting tools and circuits that will have a real-world impact
  • The possibility to become a published author on the company website and in industry publications (Last 2 students in this role have both been published)
  • Experience of commercial customer interaction


To apply for this placement or for more information, please contact Caroline Jardine at c.jardine@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.

120CJSNW - Junior Electronic Auto Apps Engineer, Oldham Manchester

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