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Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology - Systems Engineering Industrial Year Placement (2019)

Applications for this role are now closed. Please refer to our role finder for other exciting opportunities.

Joining SNC-Lavalin Atkins on our Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology (ADS&T) Division will mean that you are able to work with teams across mission critical industries, to contribute to the security and resilience of the nation, or to exploit advanced technology to help clients to not only meet, but embrace these exciting times. They work with leading names to transform the future of aerospace engineering and create lighter, quieter and more fuel-efficient aircraft. The security team is trusted by organisations to help them understand the threats they are facing and develop the strategies to counter them.

At SNC-Lavalin Atkins we offer a world of opportunities, from the projects you’ll work on, to the directions you can take your career. Join our ADS&T team and you’ll work with the finest minds on some of the most challenging engineering projects of our time. Specifically, as a member of the Systems Engineering practice you will have the opportunity to contribute to projects in the following domain areas:
• UK Defence Equipment and Infrastructure Programmes
• Cyber Security
• Digital Transformation Programmes
• Aerospace

Our principle clients include UK Government Departments & Agencies and Airbus, BAE SYSTEMS, Cobham, Babcock and other major companies.

What you’ll be doing
As a Systems Engineering placement student you'll learn to become a future business leader as part of one of our teams based in either Aldershot or Bristol.

You'll be:
• working closely with our clients to ensure they fully and correctly capture and articulate their business needs
• capturing and analysing requirements and assess how they can be validated and tested
• developing Systems Engineering Architectures in Model Based Systems Engineering software tools
• helping our clients to execute successful projects in which the outcome will be exactly that desired

Where you’ll be based
You'll be able to select either Aldershot or Bristol as your home office and will be required to be UK mobile based on project requirements.

Who we’re looking for
• be an undergraduate with a predicted 2:1 or above (Masters or Bachelors) in any of the following disciplines:
- Control & Systems Engineering
- Systems Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronic Engineering
- Software Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Aeronautical Engineering
• be confident working on your own initiative and as part of multidisciplinary teams
• have good communication skills and be able to collaborate with a variety of colleagues and become a trusted customer adviser
• be someone who can analyse problems, create innovative solutions and make sound decisions and recommendations
• be a lateral thinker who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries
• have vision, ambition and the drive to keep on learning

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Rewards and Benefits
Some of our benefits, to name a few, include:
• dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalised objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond
• our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme

In addition, you’ll also receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits – for full details of our comprehensive benefits package please click here.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please select the ‘apply now’ button below. Alternatively, for details around what our application process involves and useful hints and tips click here.

Initial closing date
Our deadline for applications is Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Due to their popularity we may close some of our programmes before this deadline, therefore to avoid disappointment we would recommend applying as early as possible.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not refer to (or in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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