Undergraduate Engineering Placement Student

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Posted Date 3 months ago(19/12/2017 13:02)
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Role: Undergraduate Engineering Placement Student

Company: Stannah Stairlifts

Location: Andover, Hampshire

Positions available: 3

Placement period: 12 Months

Start date: June – September 2018

Closing date for Applications: March 2018



Company Background


In 1867 Joseph Stannah first opened his doors for business in Bankside, London. Nearly 150 years later, we are still a British; family owned and run business, managed by Joseph’s great, great, and grandchildren: Patrick, Jon, Nick and Alistair.


Based in Andover, our engineering team go in to meticulous detail to ensure every aspect of our Stairlifts is scrutinised, perfected and adheres to regulations from around the world. We take our commitment to manufacturing standards very seriously and have worked with standards agencies to help develop many of today’s guidelines.


Stannah currently export Stairlifts to over 40 countries worldwide. This year’s annual turnover is expected to be over 150 million pounds.





The successful candidate will be given a fantastic opportunity to work within a team environment, under the relevant lead Engineer or Product Design manager.

Working on current projects and using knowledge learnt thorough their studies, whilst gaining real work experience.



The Role

  • To understand and interpret engineering briefs.
  • Working closely with end users, engineers, marketing and other departments throughout the design and build process.
  • Carry out physical testing within our engineering test centre or prototype lab.
  • Producing reports and presenting to colleagues and/or senior management at various stages of the process and modifying the reports according to the feedback you receive.
  • Solving real life problems, working on projects with deadlines.



  • Essential – Have strong problem solving skills to come up with ideas and a logical approach to develop them
  • Essential – Currently studying an Engineering or Product Design degree.
  • Essential – Excellent communication skills.
  • Essential – Ability to plan, prioritise and organise workloads.
  • Desirable – Good understanding of materials, technologies, manufacturing processes and construction methods.
  • Desirable – Competent in CAD packages, Creo2/3 preferable.
  • Desirable – Ability to use Adobe creative packages or equivalent



Personal Attributes and Behaviours

  • Friendly and approachable personality, with the ability to interact at all levels and with different departments.
  • Calm & effective under pressure.
  • A clear passion and drive for engineering with a proactive nature
  • Enjoy problem solving
  • Determination to get things done and constantly looking for better ways of doing things.
  • Have the desire to learn and develop as an engineer


Student Testimonial


“Stannah offers a great opportunity for a placement student. They place a high emphasis on education and continued professional development, and foster a very friendly and welcoming office environment. As a software engineer specifically, the work I do is exactly the same as the rest of the team – I’m not just sat in a corner for a year! I also work extensively with other areas in Engineering, particularly the Test and Development team, the Hardware team, and the Concepts/R&D team, which really provides a very rounded and holistic overview of the engineering process.”


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