Mechanical engineering placement

We are looking for exceptional mechanical engineering placement students to join our successful, dynamic technical team.


Founded in 1960, DCA is one of the world’s leading product design and development consultancies, operating in many diverse markets and with services ranging from design research and strategy to industrial design, mechanical engineering, electronic hardware and software engineering. While you may not have heard of us before, you've probably used a product that was designed here.


We're looking for the best mechanical engineering students to come to our offices in Warwick (UK) for industrial placements lasting between six and twelve months. You will be contributing to our projects from the start.

We'll help you to get up to speed with our design tools and our approach to project work while giving you appropriate responsibility for work that needs doing. You'll need to be enthusiastic, motivated, self-reliant and able to manage your time, but help and support will be available when required - we assign a mentor to students when they arrive to help settle in.

A placement here will complement your studies and give you the advantage that comes with hands-on experience when looking for a job after university. Because our projects are so varied and we only employ the best engineers, you'll get a great range of exposure to different aspects of design and you'll learn a lot along the way. There's a vibrant atmosphere at DCA in which you'll quickly be made to feel part of the team and our placement students manage to have some fun as well as meeting the challenges of the job.


We offer competitive rates of pay. You will be entitled to 22 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays, adjusted on a pro rata basis for placements of less than 12 months.


A proactive, enthusiastic and self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work individually and as part of a team.

Effective verbal and written communication skills in the English language.

A projected 1st or Upper 2nd degree is essential (or equivalent qualification) from a well-established university with a strong engineering reputation.

A strong set of technical A level results (A* & A’s).

Strong mechanical and structural engineering capabilities.

Evidence of design project work (as part of your course or in a previous work placement).

Proven interest in product design.


To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected] indicating that you are applying for a mechanical engineering student placement, with an indication of your preferred placement dates. We will review applications and invite candidates for interview in early December 2017.