Paid internship placements
Every year we offer a one-year, paid internship placement to students with a ‘year in industry’ as part of their degree course. We ensure our interns are given the high level of support, mentoring, direction and feedback that they need to advance their skills and broaden their knowledge.
Our interns work on interesting and challenging projects across different teams and disciplines to ensure a full and in-depth experience, helping to secure future employment.
We are happy to receive CVs with covering letters in advance of the recruitment process each year. Interviews are held in February for a start date in July.
What do our interns do?
On a placement at eg technology, they will work in different project teams on a range of cutting-edge projects for our clients. Interns will contribute to all aspects of the project development process; project start-up meetings, brainstorming sessions, concept development, detailed design, prototyping, design for assembly and transfer to manufacture.
Our multi-disciplinary projects require a diverse range of skills and our team of industrial designers, mechanical, electronics and software engineers will give interns support and direction to develop their skills in these areas and maximise your contribution. Interns will also have professional contact with clients, suppliers and colleagues over the course of your time with us.
What our interns say…
“During my time at eg, I was able to develop both my technical knowledge and professional skills working on a wide variety of projects. I consolidated learning from a combination of my previous three years of university and personal projects undertaken, utilising and expanding upon a range of skills from the design stage right through to the debug of electronic systems. In conjunction, I gained insight into the processes at eg that allow them to consistently deliver successful projects. Working within a small company enabled me to take a degree of responsibility on projects and dealings with clients, beyond what I might have expected from a placement; with the guidance of the talented and approachable group of people at eg, who also made for a thoroughly enjoyable and supportive working environment”.
Matt Jackson, University of Sheffield - MEng Aerospace Engineering
"eg was an excellent place to develop my design skills. From day one I was able to add value to the business by applying what I had learned in the previous two years at Loughborough. The placement extended my mechanical design engineering skills and allowed me to gain a greater understanding of the business and regulatory side of the medical industry. I was involved with a wide range of client projects working on conceptual ideas all the way up to prototyping and designing products for market. I also had the opportunity to meet with clients and attend conferences. I am privileged to have spent a year working for eg and I feel very confident and well-equipped moving into my final year at university."
Max Walker, Loughborough University - Industrial Design and Technology (BA Hons)
"During my year at eg, I was able to put into practice some of the theory I was taught during my first two years at university, and in addition to this I also learnt new practical skills. I participated in a wide range of projects and tasks within the software and electronics teams, such as high-level software, electronics design or embedded software. Working within a small company has meant that I have been more involved in the projects such as taking part in group and client meetings. Working at eg technology has really helped me to build my confidence in my work."
Padget Avery, Bath University - Electronic Engineering with Space Science and Technology MEng (Hons)
"From the very start I was fully included in a range of projects, taking part in brainstorming sessions, concept sketching and prototyping as well as business trips for client meetings. Allowing me to work on live projects provided me with independence and the ability to be proactive and self-motivating whilst having knowledgeable, experienced people at hand to guide me when necessary."
Alex Vescio, Northumbria University - Product Design Engineering (BSc Hons)
"I was able to develop my skills and become fully involved, working on projects across the whole spectrum and gaining insight on how mechanical and electrical engineers work together. I was able to review the design process of a particularly complicated problem with the confidence that I would have expected to have only after working in industry for a considerable time. On completing my degree, I returned to eg as a full-time permanent employee."
Scott Virgo, Loughborough University - Industrial Design and Technology (BA Hons)