First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 110 years of motorcycle manufacturing in 2012. For more than two decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes that perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma and performance.

Building around 60,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British Motorcycle Manufacturer and has over 750 Dealers across the world. At the heart of Triumph’s philosophy is a commitment and passion to develop truly unique motorcycles that offer a blend of distinctive design, intuitive handling and performance to enjoy the perfect ride. This focus, innovation and engineering passion has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the striking 2.3 litre Rocket III, the unmistakable Speed Triple, the TT winning SuperSports Daytona 675R, class defining Tiger 800, transcontinental Tiger Explorer and the iconic Triumph Bonneville family.

Triumph currently employs around 2000 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Benelux, Brazil, India and Thailand, as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.


These placements will be based within the Design Department where your role will be similar to that of a full time Design Engineer.  The work will be real, interesting and relevant to your studies, helping to develop and test a broad range of skills drawn from the knowledge you have gained at University.

The role will include 3D CAD design work and technical drawings, as well as liaising with external suppliers and internal departments.

Preferred students should be studying towards a degree that has been accredited with the IMechE and meets the academic requirements of a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

• An Industrial Placement in Design is ideally suited to Mechanical and Automotive students.

• A high percentage of industrial placement students go on to join Triumph in full time employment after graduating.

• Students aren’t taken on as extra resource, they are needed to fulfil the role of an engineer and contribute to the design and development of a production motorcycle. The work is real, interesting and relevant to your studies. • The design department is  made up of small, very focussed design teams, which will give you the opportunity to quickly take on a position of high responsibility.

• Your role as a Student Design Engineer will be either as part of a powertrain design team or a chassis design team.

• The role will develop and test a broad range of skills which will include 3D CAD design work and technical drawings and could also include a variety of subjects such as development testing and computer simulation such as FEA.

• As soon as you join Triumph you will undertake an induction programme and a comprehensive Pro/Engineer CAD training course which will give you the skills required to commence your first projects.

• Our open plan office layout and management strategy promotes effective and timely communication and teamwork.

• As part of your responsibilities as a Student Design Engineer you will be required to communicate with external suppliers as well as other departments within the company such as Purchasing, Quality, Assembly and Manufacturing –developing key skills required by industry.

• We have an IMechE accredited MPDS (Monitored Professional Development Scheme) and a number of Chartered mentors to assist you with your progress on the MPDS.

• Triumph offers sponsorship deals to students whom it aims to bring back into full time employment after graduation.

• Triumph offers attractive benefits and discounts to staff on motorcycle, accessory and clothing purchases.

• Must be on track to achieve a 2:1 or above in an IMechE accredited degree which meets the requirements of a Chartered Engineer (CEng). The CVs will be considered by the department managers during November and December 2017 and successful candidates will be asked to attend an assessment centre to be held between November 2017 to February 2018. This involves completing 2 aptitude tests online and a personality questionnaire.

Applicants who successfully pass the shortlisting process will then be invited in to Triumph to complete another aptitude test and take part in a group exercise. This entails problem solving as part of a group.

Candidates will be observed during the process and their team working abilities assessed accordingly.

As part of the session, applicants are taken on a factory tour and there will be the opportunity to ask questions.

The final stage of the assessment day will involve attending a formal interview with Senior Engineers from the Design Department, following which a selection will be made.

All application assessments and interviews are held at the factory in Hinckley.

Please note that this role is only open to undergraduates who need to undertake a year out in industry as part of their degree course.

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Triumph offers a variety of competitive benefit schemes which can be utilised by all staff including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, a Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Free Parking, Subsidised Canteen etc.


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