Work Placements

Every year we recruit a range of placement students to join our European headquarters, based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

We have placements in the following areas;

  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Business Analyst

We believe in giving you the best possible experience. A placement year is all about learning and exploring exactly what it is that makes you tick. We understand this and therefore give all of our student the visibility, responsibility and opportunity to take ownership of their own projects and grow with us as a business.

We’re offering you the opportunities to give your degree qualification a boost by not only giving you a years work experience but giving you the opportunities to enhance your skills, industry knowledge, and contribute to a great team. A placement with Instron will give you insight to what it’s like working in a global company. If you impress us on your placement you have even get the opportunity to go on to full time employment with Instron once you graduate. 



You must be currently in your second year of study, on course to achieve a 2:1 Bachelors degree in a subject. 

For Engineering placements, this could be in a broad-based subject (e.g. Cybernetics or Mechatronics), in a specific traditional subject like Materials Science, Mechanical or Electronic Engineering or in a specific non-traditional subject like Automotive Design.

For Business based placements, this could be Business Studies, Marketing, or Human Resources, or in a more general degree. 

We expect our placement students to have a good grasp of theory in your chosen field, proven through good grades. But that’s not all; our placement students demonstrate;

  • Team spirit 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Dedication 
  • And most of an innovative eye to constantly help drive Instron forward and contribute to continuous improvement. 


You must also have a permanent and unrestricted right to work in the UK.

We are currently accepting applications for our Work Placement Programmes. To be eligible to apply, you must have permanent and an unrestricted right to work in the UK and be on course to achieve a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a suitable degree.

 

Please be aware that we will ask for proof of your right to work in the UK and evidence of your degree certification before you join us. 

 

There will be further information and details to follow. If you are interested and wish to apply, send us your CV and covering letter to: recruit_uk@instron.com, quoting your name and placement you are applying for in the subject line.

You must have permanent and an unrestricted right to work in the UK and be on course to achieve a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a suitable degree. Please be aware that we will ask for proof of your right to work in the UK  and evidence of your degree certification before you join us. 

To apply send your CV and covering letter to recruit_uk@instron.com, quoting your name and the placement you are applying for in the subject line. 
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. 

Questionnaire

The second stage will be to complete a short questionnaire about yourself and your experiences to date.

The Telephone interview 
The next stage of the recruitment process is a short telephone interview which will look to cover your motivation for Instron as well as a few competency based questions. 

The Face to Face Interview
This is the final stage of the recruitment process and will be held at our site in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.  This stage consists of:
  • A number of one to one interviews which will focus on your CV and any work experience that you have
  • A tour of our European headquarters and manufacturing facility
  • A Presentation exercise