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Undergraduate Placements 2019 - 12 months in Shirley at ZF

Date Posted: 4/18/2019

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Job Description

A 12 month undergraduate placement with ZF means we’ll challenge and develop you in an exciting and innovative environment. With us, you’ll gain practical experience that will enhance your skills & knowledge and allow you to work on real-time projects.

ZF is at the forefront of designing, developing and manufacturing intelligent safety systems for the automotive industry and is among the most successful tier one automotive suppliers. Our technical centre in Shirley (just outside of Birmingham) is a key site in the development of electric steering systems and safety electronics for our vehicle manufacturer customers. We also develop electronics-led systems and products for non-automotive customers though our consultancy arm, ZF Race Engineering.

Being based in the Midlands, we are ideally located for transport links to everywhere in the UK. Birmingham is on your doorstep and in this modern city you’ll find a vibrant nightlife, with many pubs and clubs, plus great restaurants, shopping, theatres, museums and art venues providing world class entertainment.

We are offering 12 month industrial placements, which come with a competitive remuneration package of £16500 per annum for 2nd year students and above.

What you’ll do:

Our projects encompass the full development lifecycle, from research, through to product development, then on to prototype, testing and production.

Examples of some of the projects you could be working on include:
  • Integrated vehicle control and driver assist system (e.g. Lane Departure Warning)
  • Powertrain
  • Electronics
  • Motor Control
  • Braking systems
  • Steering systems (e.g. electric power steering)
  • Occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags)
  • Automatic Transmissions

What we are looking for:

We are looking for undergraduates in any year of study (except final year) from the following disciplines:
  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Business Administration

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

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