UK - Electronics Engineering Summer Placement

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. 

Electronics Engineering Summer Placement


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 Summer 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 get involved with a wide variety of tasks including:

  • Supporting engineers with the optimisation of new designs
  • Following existing test plans, analysing results to draw conclusions and make recommendations
  • Designing and/or modifying design and test equipment as needed
  • Documenting all work to a professional standard  

 Industrial Placement at Domino – Research & Development

 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, including System-On-Chip
  • 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 finished attending University for the summer and can last for as long as you are available before you return in September (holidays permitting).  

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. 

Please complete the short application form and upload your CV and covering letter.  Remember that we’re also interested to hear about any activities that you take part in outside of University and how they relate to your love of engineering!

If your application is successful we will arrange a quick informal chat to find out more about yourself whilst giving you the opportunity to ask any initial questions you may have. Then, if shortlisted, you will be invited to Bar Hill for a formal interview, prior to an offer being made to the successful candidate before the end of May. We can then discuss a mutually agreeable start date.  The closing date for applications is 15 March 2019.  

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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