UK - 1 Year Industrial Placement Electronic Engineering Summer 2020/2021

Bar Hill, United Kingdom


You may not recognise our name but we guarantee that our products will have touched your lives many times a day without you even noticing.  From eggs and soft drink cans to the cable in your walls and the medicines in your bathroom cabinet, you will find evidence of our success on products throughout your home.   

Domino Printing Sciences plc, an autonomous division of Brother Industries Limited, comprises of a group of businesses and brands, each with unique capabilities, targeted at industries utilising coding and printing. Our clever technology enables companies to print product identification and other variable data, such as use-by-dates and tracking codes, on their products no matter what the surface, how fast they’re produced, or where in the world they’re made.  

We offer a wide range of printing technologies including Continuous Ink Jet, Laser Coding, Piezo Drop on Demand, Print and Apply, Thermal Ink Jet and Thermal Transfer Overprinting.  Our investment into R&D means that we’re continually improving our existing product range as well as developing new innovative products.  Covering diverse sectors from food and beverage, pharmaceutical and healthcare, to industrial and construction, our aim is to provide our customers with solutions tailored to the needs of their business. 


1 Year Industrial Placement - Electronic Engineering Summer 2020/2021


Our Development projects are run as cross functional teams to deliver world class products.  The products embody embedded processor based electronic control systems and software along with precision mechanisms and micro fluid handling systems in one elegant package, manufactured in low to medium volume and sold worldwide.  The electronic technologies include system-on-chip devices with embedded ARM cores, memory and communication interfaces, and interfaces to motors, valves and fluid sensors.  

As a Placement student in R&D you will assist the electronics hardware team with the testing of new printer designs, developing test methods and equipment, analysing results and producing technical reports.  

You’ll be involved with a wide variety of tasks including:

  • Supporting engineers with the optimisation of new designs
  • Following test plans, analysing results to draw conclusions and making recommendations for improvements
  • Designing or modifying electronic designs and test rigs  
  • Supporting the team to deliver new products through the product lifecycle from specification to production
  • Documenting all work to a professional standard and using industry standard software and CAD tools  

You’ll need to have A-levels (or equivalent) in Physics and Maths to a high standard and be currently studying for an Electronic Engineering (or similar) undergraduate degree.  It would be an advantage to have experience in any of the following:

  • Schematic capture and PCB layout and circuit simulation tools – ideally Cadence
  • Broad range of analogue and digital electronic designs
  • Microprocessor and microcontroller interfacing
  • Design techniques for EMC compliance and approvals processes
  • Reliability assessment and design for manufacture
  • Interfacing to software, electro-mechanical and fluid management systems
  • Control system electronics and instrumentation
  • Mechatronics or automotive electronics

We’ll be looking for a good team worker and friendly self-starter, who is dedicated and tenacious with the ability to quickly learn new concepts and take ownership of tasks.  

The placement can start any time after you have completed your summer term and can last for as long as you choose before you return to university the following autumn.  

As well as a competitive placement salary, we offer a generous benefits package including holiday allowance, on-site subsidised restaurant, discounts on local gym facilities, as well as training and development opportunities.
Our head office is based in Bar Hill, just 4 miles from the City of Cambridge with excellent road links North, South and East via the A14 and M11.  Home to one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world and now one of the most important technology centres in Europe, Cambridge is a city steeped in the past as well as the future.  From sightseeing to wonderful historic buildings to punting on the river Cam, or visiting one of the many bars and restaurants in the city, Cambridge has something for everyone.  Excellent public transport links mean that it’s only a 50 minute journey to London and Stansted Airport.  In addition, London City Airport and Luton Airport are both within easy travelling distance.  Find out more about Cambridge at www.visitcambridge.org 
Join Domino and you will become part of an award-winning, global business and British success story. Our smart technology enables companies to print use-by-dates and tracking codes on their products no matter what the surface, how fast they’re produced, or where in the world they’re made.  From eggs and soft drink cans to the cable in your walls and the medicines in your bathroom cabinet, you will find evidence of our success on products throughout your home.  We’re continuing to invest in Research & Development in our commitment to bring new products to our customers.
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