Engineering and computing consortium

A university degree can lead to a very wide variety of career choices. We work closely with a chosen number of partner employers to ensure that you are equipped with the right blend of technical and transferable skills needed by employers today.

How can our partner employers help you?

  • Advise you on making career choices
  • Help you find the best way to become qualified
  • Offer opportunities for work experience
  • Offer work placements
  • Advise on graduate positions
  • Offer tactical workshops on writing your CV, preparing for assessment sessions and interview techniques

Some may even recruit you once you have graduated particularly if you took a work placement with them between your 2nd and 3rd years.


Careers with momentum. From your first day, you’ll notice the HP difference. You’ll be challenged to lead from day one and rewarded when you do. You’ll see that your work has an impact on the lives of people in over 170 countries around the world. You’ll see remarkable technologies like intelligent hardware and groundbreaking nanotechnology applications. Most importantly, you’ll see that at HP there’s no telling what you can achieve.

We’ve always rebelled against convention. Pushing each other to solve problems and surprising the world. We apply inspired thinking and fresh perspectives to challenges big and small. Whether it’s the world’s most powerful supercomputer or a scientific pocket calculator, our technological solutions empower customers all over the world to improve their lives.

Our visionaries are supported with the solid resources of a global company. We never stop developing talent through education, training and recognition. Our industry moves fast, so we have to move even faster. And we’re driving the world’s IT revolution armed with passion, curiosity and a global, 320,000-strong team of adventurous spirits.

HP people are talented achievers who understand what our customers need even before they do. Eternal optimists who believe “no” is a challenge – not an answer. We draw the most ingenious minds from all over the world. They’re inspired to propel their career past the ordinary into the extraordinary. And they’re energised by the prospect of collaborating across country lines, languages and cultures to invent solutions that drive humanity.

But we’re always looking to add to our brainpower and resources. Which is where you come in. View Hewlett Packard graduate careers


Agusta Westland logo

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, is a world leader in helicopter manufacture. We design, develop and manufacture an unrivalled range of the most advanced helicopters & rotary wing technology for civil and military customers, with primary operations in the UK, USA, Italy and Poland.

Each year we seek talented business and engineering students to join us on our highly regarded schemes, based primarily at our UK manufacturing headquarters in the heart of Somerset:

  • Undergraduate 12-month industrial placements, which provide a personalised placement programme across a variety of departments relevant to your areas of interest 
  • 2-year Graduate schemes giving you the opportunity to experience work in a number of departments and work towards Chartered status in your chosen field, as well as benefiting from an excellent professional development programme

Possible placement areas include:

Rotor Systems, Avionic/Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Production, Mathematical Modelling, Aerodynamics, Simulation and Technology, Material Testing, Human Resources, Procurement & Supply Chain, Programme/Project Management, Commercial Operations, Finance, Sales & Marketing (Government Business Units)

Degree disciplines sought:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Avionic Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Production and Supply Chain
  • International Business and Management
  • Relevant Business Degrees

We recruit every year from September to November.  Visit the AgustaWestland website for more information.

Read what students had to say about their work placements:

James ParrDavid BennettsScott Jefferies


Airbus logo

Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Over 9,300 Airbus aircraft have been sold to some 312 customers worldwide and more than 5,700 of these have been delivered since the company first entered the market in the early seventies.

Collaborative and innovative graduates will enjoy the chance to develop their technical and leadership skills on the Airbus Direct Entry Graduate (DEG) programme. The structured programme helps develop a detailed knowledge of the chosen business function through placements in the UK and Europe, with strategic partners, customers and suppliers. Individual programmes can vary depending on the function joined.

We have between 50 to 80 graduate vacancies each year in design, engineering and manufacturing engineering, with further roles in procurement, programme planning, supply-chain logistics, human resources, finance and information communication technology.

Opportunities are also available to undergraduates interested in an work placement at Airbus of between 3 to 12 months duration. The work experience you gain improves your chances of a future role with Airbus.

All applications are online so, for further information and to apply, please visit our Airbus careers.

Read what a student had to say about their work placement year:

Tom Williams


Intel logo

For over 40 years Intel has been leading and bringing new technology to the marketplace. Now we are building on our historical strength in silicon innovation and global manufacturing capacity to create new products and technologies that help people live happier, more productive lives.

When you work for Intel, you join a company where your career — and your life — can benefit from long-term stability and continual growth. Intel lets you play a role in developing and supporting industry-leading innovations while working with diverse people around the world.
Intel in the United Kingdom offers students many chances for growth and learning while working with industry-leading innovation via our 13 months work placement scheme for undergraduates.

For more information, please visit Intel internships.

GE Aviation

GE logoGE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric Company, is a leading producer of jet engines for civil and military aircraft, and aero-derivative engines for marine applications. GE's Aviation Systems business is a leading global provider of electrical power systems, avionics, actuation and landing gear, aerostructures and propeller systems to manufacturers and operators of military and civil aircraft, from large transports to fighters, UAVs to armoured vehicles and helicopters to regional and business jets.

Technological excellence, supported by continuing substantial investments in training, research and development, has been the foundation of growth and helps to ensure quality products for our customers.

GE's Aviation business recorded revenues of $19.2 billion in 2008, representing 9% of the total GE Revenues ($183 billion).

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA), the Aviation business employs more than 38,000 people and operates manufacturing, overhaul and repair facilities around the world. In addition, GE is part of a 50/50 joint venture company, CFM International, formed with SNECMA (SAFRAN) of France.

With more than 18,000 engines in airline service, an aircraft powered by GE or CFM engines takes flight every 3 seconds. Please visit GE careers for more information.

GE Oil & Gas

GE oil and Gas logoGE Oil & Gas is a leader in the development and delivery of advanced product and service offerings for the global oil and gas industry. GE Oil & Gas is capable of addressing the largest and most complex engineering and application challenges entirely from its own worldwide resources. So whether it's the world's largest LNG compression trains, re-injection of high sulphur gas, enhancing the safety and productivity of the world's oil and gas pipelines, or equipment for the production of oil and gas from harsh environments, GE is leading the charge.

The GE Oil & Gas Graduate Scheme will give you a chance to gain first hand experience within a variety of different areas. You will initially rotate through a number of departments, working on real projects, and making a valuable contribution within frontline teams. During this time you will gain an excellent understanding of GE Oil & Gas and its position within the dynamic oil and gas industry. Following this you will enter your chosen discipline and develop the specialist knowledge required to carry out your selected role.

GE Oil & Gas recruit for skilled graduates in the areas of Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Materials Engineering in Bristol and Aberdeen. Please visit GE careers for more information.

Read what a student had to say about their work placement year:

Daniel Wright

Computing Engineering Consortia

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