Engineering Placement Student UK 2022

Cargill · Competitive · Wolverhampton
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Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. At Cargill we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.


Job Purpose and Impact

£21,000 per year plus benefits
Location: Placements available in either Manchester (x3) Liverpool (x4) or Wolverhampton (X2)
Start date: Summer 2022 (June/July)

Are you looking for an Engineering placement at the end of your second or third year and are you studying an Engineering degree? If so Cargill can offer you a superb opportunity to gain valuable work experience on our 13 month Undergraduate programme.

During your placement with Cargill you will spend your time in one of Processing Facilities in either Manchester (Starches & Sweeteners processing), Liverpool (Oilseeds processing) or Wolverhampton (Further Processed Protein).

You will be responsible for small projects from initial design to completion. This will involve justification of projects, design, liaise with contractors to obtain the best possible solution, installation and finally commissioning. This could be anything from modification of pipe work to implementing changes in the process. You will participate in day to day manufacturing operations and this could include shift work.

The Engineering Placement programme also gives you the potential to be offered a graduate role once you have graduated. 

What you will be doing:

  • Comprehensive induction to Cargill including full safety training
  • Spend time working on-shift to learn our processes and support site production management 
  • Play an active part in running our process and supporting our business
  • Support and lead small continuous improvement processes, delivering improvements around safety, food safety, product yield and process efficiency 
  • Be given direct responsibility for capital projects, including the design, installation and commissioning to help develop project management skills and responsibility for a future career 
  • Learn soft skills that will be transferable in your future career
  • Gain an excellent working knowledge of unit operations learnt at university with hands on practical experience
  • Develop the ability to work with a variety of different colleagues in our operations i.e. operators, supervisors, supply chain and finance 
  • Be involved in citizenship activities within our local communities

What we are looking for:

  • Currently studying for an undergraduate Engineering Degree (BEng. or MEng.) with an expected grade of 2:2 or above
  • Preferred Subjects: Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemical & Process Engineering, Food Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Automation & Control Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Engineering students that are able to take ownership, want to gain hands on experience, and are curious and passionate to learn as well as being a strong communicator
  • Good technical understanding of a process environment
  • A strong interest in our business, our industry and in particular the position you have applied for

To apply:

  • Search https://careers.cargill.com/ using job number 152032 and upload your CV and cover letter.
  • The next stage of our recruitment process is a video screening to assess and rate your responses to a series of pre-recorded online questions. If you are successful at the video screening stage then you will be invited to participate in an assessment centre at one of our facilities. It might combine both virtual and on-the-site activities depending on the current safety measures.
  • The assessment consists of a range of activities. You will have the opportunity to go on a site tour, learn about the unit operations and meet current placement students. If you need any reasonable adjustments or additional arrangements to support your application please let us know
  • You might be invited to complete an online testing for some of the locations.
  • We will give due consideration if you have a preferred location, and we will meet your requests where possible, but we do expect placement students to be flexible in their location and to be prepared to be placed out of any of the production facilities.

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.


Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.
Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cargill

Cargill is committed to being an inclusive employer. Click here to find out more https://careers.cargill.com/diversity/

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.


Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.
Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cargill

Cargill is committed to being an inclusive employer. Click here to find out more https://careers.cargill.com/diversity/

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