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Design/Engineering Internship


open for 2024

Established in 2018, Miniature Railway Workshop Ltd. manufacture products in Kirkby-In-Ashfield, Nottingham. The company's directors (Dan & James) are both product design graduates from De Montfort University and have gained years of experience of design-development-manufacture-testing through both University and employment. We would like to take on an individual who has a strong interest in design/engineering who can assist in product development and gain from our experience whilst also assisting MRW continue to grow. The role would start as unpaid with the successful applicant gaining on site experience as well as access to our workshops/technology to further their personal development. Paid work could be available in the future if the applicant proves they are able to stand on their own feet. Our products are predominantly designed and developed in-house; the ideal candidate will be able to think on their feet and assist with bringing new products to market. We are looking for a candidate with some engineering and design background. We are currently looking for a candidate to work 2-5 days a week, but this can change with our order book. Therefore, we adopt a flexible working schedule with both weekday and weekend work available.  Desirable skills: Knowledge/experience of CAD and CNC manufacturing Manual machining and general shop floor skills Skills and experience around full size or miniature railways Have the ability to think logically, stay calm and prioritize their workload when under pressure Have excellent people skills and be able to work well with both paid and volunteer colleagues Be a clear communicator, both verbally and in written form Have a good eye for detail and accuracy Knowledge/experience of Microsoft and similar applications Able to demonstrate team working skills Be comfortable in a role involving manual labor and able to pass a medical for Safety-Critical Work Preferred but non-essential skills looked for: Welding and fabricating (Mig and Tig) Assembly and production experience Experience working with maintenance/repair Have a valid UK driving license and use of their own vehicle Experience of operations within the heritage railway sector Candidates interested in applying for this role should send a cover letter and CV to: Miniature Railway Workshop, Unit 1a & 1b, New Line Road, Kirkby-In-Ashfield, Nottingham, NG17 8JQ Alternatively, please send to Portfolios and/or evidence of completed projects are welcome.

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