Engineering Summer Internship Programme (Kansas City, USA)

Smiths Group

5101 Richland Avenue, 66106, Kansas City, USA

About the role

This is a truly unique and exciting opportunity to join a global, publicly trading technology company

About Smiths Group

Smiths Interconnect is a leader in technically differentiated Electronic, RF and Microwave products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space, data centers, medical, rail, test and industrial markets.

We are part of Smiths Group a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange and part of the FTSE 100. We apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver innovative solutions that meet our customers’ needs. Our products and services – often hidden from view – touch the lives of millions of people every day. We serve a wide range of end markets – from healthcare, energy and petrochemicals through to threat and contraband detection, telecommunications and equipment manufacture. 

With 3,800 people in over 30 facilities globally, and as part of the 22,000 people workforce that makes up Smiths Group, Interconnect offers diverse and exciting opportunities at every level. We seek out talented individuals and provide them with the development tools and opportunities they need to make them – and Smiths – successful. People are our one true source of sustainable competitive advantage and we are building an organisation that attracts, retains, develops, engages and inspires the very best. 

The Programme

Our Engineering internship programme has been designed for penultimate year students. You will spend 12 weeks gaining hands-on experience within our engineering department, contributing to our business and working on real projects. Typical placements could include 2D/3D drafting and design, electrical & mechanical design engineering, radio frequency design, digital software/firmware design, technology simulation & system analysis, material development, industrial engineering, project management and business development. In addition to your placement 20% of your time will be working on a group business project, expanding your knowledge of Interconnect and Smiths and helping you develop your team work, time management and stakeholder engagement skills. We want you to get a real taste of some of the opportunities you will have if you join us.

Our internships are fully assessed, with successful candidates being offered a place on our full-time graduate programme where you'll spend two years working in our engineering group on 4x 6 month placements.

Throughout the internship will be supported by a graduate programme manager to ensure that you reach your potential and have the skills you need to succeed in the organisation. 

About You

  • On target for minimum GPA 3.0 or 2:1 in an Engineering degree
  • Excellent science and maths academic background
  • In penultimate year of study
  • Strong interest in engineering as a career with ambitions to continually learn
  • Committed and able to work in a changing environment
  • Self-starter and self-sufficient - will hit the ground running
  • Strong desire to work across a global business 
  • Innovative thinker and problem solving attributes

Your employment will be dependent upon your permanent legal right to work in the United States without any additional approvals. Proof of such a legal right must be provided before the commencement of your employment. You hereby warrant that you are entitled to work in United States without any additional approvals and that you will notify the Company immediately if you cease to be so entitled at any time during your employment with the same.

As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to ensure equal treatment for every job applicant and employee, and comply with all national laws.

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