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For students and recent graduates. This is an opportunity like no other.

As a digital technology intern, you’ll be working on an exciting live project integrating new technologies into a manufacturing or engineering business. You’ll get paid £5,760 across 480-hours as you work for a top maker, and be given the chance to test out all your skills and knowledge gained at university. Plus, the placement will be tailored to align with your own career interests and needs.

Apply today, and you could gain a crucial stepping stone into your career as a maker or engineer. It’s the chance to turn theory into practice and get first-hand experience of how a UK manufacturing business works.

Systems Integration/Data Science - ERP

Our client is a privately-owned company specialising in the production and supply of a variety of household laundry and cleaning products. They supply several national and international customers with their own brand of laundry and cleaning products.

At a high level, our client would like to optimise production from order receipt to product dispatch, optimise stock management, optimise production planning and yields from, each of their production lines (2) and blending silos (3) and monitor costs of product to maintain profitability,

Desirable Skills: Knowledge of ERP systems, Big data analytics (internet of Things), able to provide training/upskilling to current staff

Placement Details

Duration: 480 hours (full-time, part-time or flexible)

Salary: £12.00 p/h (£5,760 per placement)

Location: Liverpool City Region

Start Date: ASAP

Systems Integration/Data Science

Our client is an ISO 9001:2015 company with comprehensive in-house engineering facilities including precision machining, fabrication and welding, laser cutting and water jet cutting. Their problem-solving capabilities also extend to reverse engineering of obsolete or hard to replace parts or tooling.

Our client wishes to deploy a Management Information System (MIS) or Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP), which is highly configurable and wholly appropriate to the nature of their business, which shall form the backbone of their business upon which all data and information interchange shall take place.

Desirable Skills: Good understanding of the potential and intended benefits of an ERP solution, Good understanding of business processes, preferably in a bespoke engineering environment and good communication skills, both written and verbally.

Placement Details

Duration: 480 hours (full-time, part-time or flexible)

Salary: £12.00 p/h (£5,760 per placement)

Location: Liverpool City Region

Start Date: ASAP

Systems Integration role

Our client is a Surface Treatments and Non-destructive testing company who supply services to the Aerospace Industry. The company was originally formed in 1887 and is believed to be 2nd oldest company in Liverpool. The company predominantly supply to the UK aerospace market but some of the end customers are in Europe and the USA.

Our client is looking to strengthen the team to support the implementation process of a new ERP system. This project will digitalise shop floor data capture and provide data analytics focused on productivity and customer service. The successful candidate will take a lead role within the implementation team and be responsible for the successful data migration and introduction of the WIP tracking process.

Desirable Skills: Working knowledge of a manufacturing ERP system, A passion for working within the Aerospace Industry, Knowledge and/or Experience with Agile working methodologies such as SCRUM

Placement Details

Duration: 480 hours (full-time, part-time or flexible)

Salary: £12.00 p/h (£5,760 per placement)

Location: Liverpool City Region

Start Date: ASAP

Systems Integration

Our client is a manufacturing group that provides fast track, just in time production to brands, retailers and wholesalers. They manufacture a diverse range of print and textile products which are marketed under four product brands. The company has built its reputation as the manufacturing and fulfilment partner of choice for online retailers serving consumers with a diverse range of “made to measure” home products including window blinds, printed matting and digitally printed textiles.

The project will focus on data management across the business, reviewing their current systems, Xero, Zoho, Google sheets and in-house bespoke solutions, considering how they link together, or don’t in some instances. It should also aim to identify the holes where they do not generate or use the data available. The output of the project will help them invest wisely in a robust, integrated platform for gathering, storage, and controlling data that supports accurate and timely reporting and minimises further cyber threats.

Desirable Skills: Value chain mapping, Data analytics, A solid understanding of business processes from design, through manufacturing to final invoice

Placement Details

Duration: 480 hours (full-time, part-time or flexible)

Salary: £12.00 p/h (£5,760 per placement)

Location: Greater Manchester

Start Date: ASAP

SFDC Systems Integration role

Our client is a privately-owned family business celebrating its 43rd year. From humble beginnings as a one-man-band making wrought-iron gates, they now employ around 80 staff as a subcontract steelwork manufacturer to a wide range of sectors including rail, defence, office furniture, automotive, and cycling to name a few.

The intern would support the implementation of the SFDC system and create the analysis tools required to close the feedback loop in their newly digitised factory. The goal is digital capacity planning for their manufacturing plant.

Desirable Skills: Process mapping, Implementation of SFDC technology, Communication of change

Placement Details

Duration: 480 hours (full-time, part-time or flexible)

Salary: £12.00 p/h (£5,760 per placement)

Location: Lancashire

Start Date: ASAP

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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Data Analysis

Our client is a micro Gin Distillery producing award-winning classically distilled gins, gin elixirs, gin marmalade and interactive products.

Our client wants to use digital technology to increase the visibility of our production process. This will allow the business to respond quickly, flexibly and cost-effectively to market demands, with no loss of quality. They aim to use pilot projects to help explore the viability of a product or process change and identify how well the company is equipped to innovate in this area.

Desirable Skills: Internet of Things (IoT) devices, familiarity with programming and an Interest in Industry 4.0 technologies

Placement Details

Duration: 480 hours (full-time, part-time or flexible)

Salary: £12.00 p/h (£5,760 per placement)

Location: Cumbria

Start Date: ASAP

Data and Systems Integration

Operating for over 25 years, our client is a communion and bridal accessory supplier, based in Blackburn, Lancashire. Recently, they have moved into the bridal gown industry, supplying and modelling dresses to bridal boutiques and independent buyers nationwide. Currently, the company utilise two manufacturing sites within the North West and also have a boutique for dress and accessory sales. Our client is pushing forward with the recent adoption of an inventory management system called ‘Unleashed’ Software. The introduction of this system is providing the opportunity to further integrate additional systems into the customer relationship and order processing aspects of the business, all whilst improving throughput efficiency.

Currently, due to the skills gap within the workforce, our client is using the services of a third-party software engineer to assist with the integration of the systems across the company. Assistance from a Digital Intern would benefit our client by providing much-needed knowledge and experience towards effectively utilising their industrial systems. Reviewing systems and providing practical feedback towards their efficiency would be largely beneficial to the company and will help them to achieve their goals of digital efficiency and a paperless factory.

Desirable Skills: Working knowledge of an Inventory Management System, and systems integration.

Placement Details

Duration: 480 hours (full-time, part-time or flexible)

Salary: £12.00 p/h (£5,760 per placement)

Location: Lancashire

Start Date: ASAP

Data and Systems

Our client is a high-end manufacturer of furnishing fabrics that incorporates printing, dyeing, and finishing. As well as the production area they have a design studio made up of a team of talented artists, with a wealth of experience in the industry. They operate mainly from designs commissioned by their customers, producing both apparel and furnishing fabrics to the highest standards. They have recently made a significant investment in new technology that can revolutionise the industry, however, transferring existing products onto a new digital platform will be a challenge for their business and their software providers.

As production runs have become shorter it has become imperative to move onto a digital platform, where set up times are considerably less, and the costs of origination are much lower. The business aim is to match the print characteristics of conventional screen printing on a digital platform. They aim to increase both their export sales by 100% and their domestic sales by just under 100% over the course of the next three years, through the implementation of digital technology. By utilising the skills of a fully focussed project intern they will achieve their transition significantly quicker than relying on already busy operatives.

Desirable Skills: An understanding of colour behaviour and/or chemical processes, and a technical textile background is preferable.

Placement Details

Duration: 480 hours (full-time, part-time or flexible)

Salary: £12.00 p/h (£5,760 per placement)

Location: Cumbria

Start Date: ASAP