Industrial Placement Student - Engineering 2017-18

Hereford, County of Herefordshire
18 May 2017
18 Jun 2017
Engineering, Graduate
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Industrial Placement Student - Engineering 2017-18

Location: Placements available in both Hereford and Wolverhampton

Start date: Summer 2017

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With over 150 years of experience, Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at

Are you looking for an industrial placement and are you studying a Mechanical Engineering degree? If so, Cargill can offer you a superb opportunity to gain valuable work experience on our one-year undergraduate programme.

During your 12 month placement with Cargill, you will spend your time in one of processing facilities in either Hereford or Wolverhampton. You will be expected to manage small projects from initial design to completion. This will involve justification of projects, design, liaising 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. The Industrial Placement programme also gives candidates the potential to be offered a graduate role once you have completed your studies.

Main Tasks:

  • Comprehensive induction to Cargill including full safety training
  • Spend some time working on-shift to learn our process
  • Play an active part in running our process and supporting our business
  • 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 areas of our operations i.e. operators, supervisors and accountants
  • Work on a variety of projects which will help to develop responsibility for a future career
  • You will have the opportunity to be involved in citizenship activities within our local communities




Preferred subjects


  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electro Mechanical Engineering,  
  • Automation & Control Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Aero space Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering,
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Integrated Engineering
  • Expected grade 2:2 or above
  • Good technical understanding of a process environment
  • A strong interest in securing FMCG industry experience
  • Automotive Engineering

Engineering students that are able to take responsibility, want to gain hands-on experience, and are curious and passionate to learn as well as possessing strong communication skills


Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will 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.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a video screening to assess and rate their responses to a series of online questions. If successful at the video screening stage then you will be invited to participate in an assessment centre at our Hereford facility towards the end of June. The assessment centre runs for a full day and consists of a range of activities where you get to show us more about yourself and how you work both individually and in a small group.

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