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Student Mechanical Design Engineer

Reference: JAN20241139
Expiry date: 2024-04-19 07:57:20.237
Location: Havant
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Training & Professional Development, Healthcare Incentives, Company Pension & Life Assurance
Duration:1 Year

Every year, Apollo recruits a group of exceptional students to complete their 12-month industrial placement with us. Apollo's students have an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and get valuable experience within the manufacturing industry, by working on live projects as a valuable member of the team.


About You

  • Studying for either an Engineering or Science degree.
  • You’re a problem-solver who loves finding creative solutions.
  • You’re endlessly curious and will hunt to find the answer to your questions.
  • You’re great at building 3D models and bringing concepts to life (SolidWorks is ideal).
  • Able to understand and interpret engineering drawings and technical specifications.
  • Self-motivated with keen attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of materials, especially injection moulded plastics & sheet metal.


 Your Ideal Job

If you’re looking for:

  • An interesting role where no two days are the same.
  • A vibrant company culture with the belief that everyone can make a difference and show the entrepreneurial spirit.
  • A positive atmosphere and a team who are committed to supporting one another.

 …then this might be the job for you.


A Day in The Life Of…

  • Create innovative design concepts and then consider the pros and cons of the concepts with colleagues from across the business.
  • Participate in a DFMEA/PFMEA review and help drive the team to delve right into the design concept and make sure it’s as watertight as possible.
  • Check through a mould flow report from one of our tooling suppliers and agree on updates to the CAD model to suit their recommendations.
  • Run a light output simulation to check whether the latest iteration of your lens design is up to the job.
  • Discuss with one of our PCB Designers and negotiate where they want to position some of the components.
  • Run a Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation to evaluate design changes.
  • Run an FEA simulation to compare all your different mechanical clip designs against each other giving more confidence before going to tooling.
  • Create a tolerance analysis report of your concept to ensure high-quality components are achieved.
  • Head over to the 3D printer to prototype the latest concept ready for a peer review.
  • Make some changes to an engineering drawing before sending it to a colleague for final checks.
  • Walk up to the lab to test one of your development projects and see whether it’s producing the right sound and light output.
  • Get involved with the validation and verification testing of the products before they are approved for the market.


 If this sounds like a role that you would be interested in, then we would love to hear from you!


Just so you know, we review CV’s as we receive them, and interview as soon as we have applications that look like a good match. So, please apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this role. 


If you require any accommodations or adjustments for the interview, please do not hesitate to reach out to the hiring manager when asked to schedule an interview. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all candidates and celebrate individuals being their authentic selves within a working environment.


We do not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract between Apollo and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.