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.
This placement will be based within our Assembly department where you will be part of a team. You will be given the responsibility of implementing new assembly tooling when new models are released, as well as maintaining the 1500+ tools currently installed on the assembly line. In addition, you will have the opportunity to have an input into several on-going projects such as the introduction of a new wireless tool calibration system.
• The role of the placement student in Manufacturing comprises many tasks that ensure you are kept busy throughout the week and interested throughout the year.
• This role ideally suits a student from a Manufacturing or Production Engineering degree.
• The numerous responsibilities mean the work is always varied and you get a broad range of experiences from which to build upon in the future.
• The areas that you work in and the projects that you undertake will allow you to see how important the practicality of engineering is. Turning a collection of parts into a finished motorcycle, quickly and efficiently, highlights the worth of good design in real world situations.
• You will be responsible for working well within a team to achieve goals, as well as individual tasks.
• During production of a motorcycle the development of the bike continues and another major area of your position in assembly is the introduction of new developments and components. This involves test fitting new components prior to production implementation and putting everything in place for a smooth transition to the new components. This will also involve attending design change meetings with other departments within the factory and relaying information to other production engineers.
• In addition to these main responsibilities are a number of on-going projects including the introduction of a new wireless tool calibration system, building a comprehensive tool archive system and an efficient tool database.
• The assembly department will provide you with a variety of challenges that will create a broad and sound foundation of engineering knowledge upon which to build a successful career.
• Must be on track for a 2:1 or above in any mechanical engineering degree related to manufacturing or management.
Our objective is to recruit the top students for industrial placements with an ultimate aim to offer them full time employment after graduation. This allows Triumph to employ the very best up and coming engineers to join our dedicated and enthusiastic teams. The CVs will be considered by the department managers and successful candidates will be asked to attend an interview.
This involves completing 3 aptitude tests together with a personality questionnaire and a technical interview.
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.
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. Additionally, all staff have the opportunity to purchase motorcycles, clothing and accessories at a heavily discounted rate.
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