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Placement Student - 2018/19

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic engineering student interested in a year-long placement, starting at the beginning of July 2018. The position is open to all engineering disciplines, although Mechanical, Automotive, Aeronautical, Electrical or Software are preferred.

Job profile

Being a small company, you will have the opportunity to be involved in the projects which suit you best, letting you create your own path during your placement and having a large amount of responsibility to do work that you are interested in. Your role as a placement student will be to provide assistance to all divisions of our company.

The role will involve working closely with our highly-qualified staff in any of these areas:

  • Mechanical design
  • Software development
  • Project engineering (including practical on-site work)
  • Electrical or electronic engineering

Candidate requirements

  • Ability to use CAD software for modelling and design
  • Matlab or equivalent programming knowledge desirable
  • Motivated with a positive attitude
  • Determination to ensure tasks are performed accurately and completed on time
  • Knowledge of hydraulic systems beneficial but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills for liaison with clients and employees
  • Strong teamwork ethic
  • External interests outside of work
  • Prepared to travel if required

Salary is £15,000 for the year. You must be studying an engineering discipline and achieving a 2.2 or higher.

If you need to relocate, accommodation can be acquired at the Royal Holloway university (2 miles away) which the company can assist you with.

To apply please e-mail a CV and a cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact our Managing Director, George Taylor.

...more about Servotest

Servotest Testing Systems is a UK-based specialist supplier of innovative custom servo-hydraulic mechanical testing solutions. We strive to provide a friendly and flexible approach to delivering cost-effective and innovative test solutions.

Our testing systems include 4 to 8 post hydraulic simulators for cars and motor sport industries, Damper Testing Machines, Multi-Axis Shake Tables for earthquake simulation and load frames for component testing.

Our clients range from multi-national corporations to smaller regional specialist organisations from many countries around the World. This includes companies such as AMG Mercedes, Red Bull Racing and Triumph Motorcycles.

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