Technical Student Placements

Are you a business seeking support from young talent?

Planning to implement technology software or hardware but not sure where to start? A student could help. Someone who can develop your digital road map and adopt technological tools that increase revenue growth, reduce production time and provide the data and insight for new product and market development? Made Smarter can help by matching you with a talented student who will help you to realise your technology ambitions.

What do you get?

  • You’ll be matched with a student based on your business requirements

  • The placement will be fully funded by Made Smarter: students receive the national living wage during their time with you

  • A 3-month (90 days) placement, either full or part time

  • Potential access up to 50% match funding to implement technology

How will it help your business?

  • Valuable skills and support to your workforce

  • The ability to deliver a technology project within your business

  • Increased technology understanding within your workplace.

Are you eligible?

  • Businesses based in the North West who makes, manufactures or engineers

  • Your organisation has less than 250 employees and less than €50M turnover.

  • Looking to implement digital technology within your organisation.

Are you a student seeking manufacturing or engineering experience?

If the answer is yes, then Made Smarter could help you get a placement within a North West manufacturing firm.


What do you get?

  • We’ll match you with a North West based business seeking skills and insight to help them implement digital technology

  • A 3-month placement

  • Flexible placement to suit you – it can be full or part time

  • A living wage which adds up to £5760 across the 90 days

A great opportunity  

  • Valuable work experience for your CV

  • Play a key role in delivering a technology project

  • Build and network of industry contacts and future employers

  • A great oversight into how industry works in practice

  • Get the confidence to succeed in the future

What could you be doing?

  • Working on a specific project to implement a piece of software or hardware into their business

  • Supporting digital transformation

  • Bringing fresh thinking and insight

  • Helping increase understanding around the latest digital technologies.

Are you eligible?

The placements are open to:

  • Students living or studying in the North West, England

  • 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates, MSC students at any stage of their course & postgraduate students

  • Course subject areas are flexible but you may be studying: Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering,
    Technology Design, Digital Technology, Data Design Engineering, Virtual Reality, Augmented or
    Mixed Reality / 3D Design or CAD.

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Student Placements can support your operations to:

• Help you to understand how to implement the technology
• Give you the opportunity to utilise some of the best student minds in the North West
• Bolster and support your existing workforce through technology skills transfer
• Work with you to identify the opportunities available and maximise their return in your operations.

Register to find out how Student Placements can drive your North West business

Register as a student looking for a placement