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Work Placements

Tribosonics Ltd. offer numerous different work placement opporunities at our Sheffield based site. We invite candidates from all backgrounds to send us their CV. We generally say candidates should be prepared to spend a minimum of 6 weeks with us.

In the past, we have traditionally welcomed only Engineers from all disciplines, but we are also wanting to hear from people with other skills and interests such as:

  • Product design
  • Marketing and business studies
  • Accounting and finance etc.
  • Web design
  • Film makers

Some specific roles we are looking for have been detailed below, but there are always new requirements that will not be listed on here so please get in touch using this link.

Summer Placements

Tribosonics invite between 3 and 6 summer placement students to work with us throughout the summer months when the universities are closed. The student will pick a specific project and be involved with all aspects of the project lifecycle. Some example responsibilities are:

  • Project management
  • Procurement
  • Market research
  • Designing and manufacturing prototypes
  • Developing test rigs
  • Carrying out experiments
  • Processing data
  • Report writing
  • Presenting results to customers

We encourage students to carry out their dissertations/final year projects with us too and offer supervisory support throughout the process. Previous projects include:

  • Train wheel-rail monitoring
  • Formula one engine monitoring system
  • Touchscreen interface development
  • Corrosion monitoring product testing and development
  • Wear measurement system development
  • Acoustic velocity test rig design and manufacture
  • Online web platform design
  • Raspberry Pi interfacing
  • Acoustic characterisation of materials

If you are interested in carrying out a summer placement, please contact us using this link here. Summer placements can run all year round, it's just the name has stuck.

International Placement Student

Gilles Dumont, international placement student (Belgium)

International Student Placements

We welcome international students to contact us about work placement schemes. Last year we invited a student from Belgium who stayed with us for 4 months working on two projects on the HELMo-Gramme scheme. His placement was so successful that we offered him further work with us after he finished his degree.

Here's how Gilles, an international student described his time with us:

After spending 5 months at Tribosonics I can say that I definitely made the right decision in coming.  This growing company is very dynamic and the team made me feel comfortable really quickly. I learned a lot in a very interesting field I was previously unfamiliar with and I received all the help I needed to finish my thesis.  For all these reasons and others there isn’t space to mention here, I would like to thank everyone at Tribosonics.