Placements

Placement Title Company Business Location
Circular Economy Research Project Our business continues to evolve from a traditional, product led inside out manufacturing organisation to one that is more outside in, by way of offering engineering solutions. This shift has resulted in a new, recently implemented, Group Organisational Structure along with the introduction of six crucial behaviours all of which complement our Companys purpose, which is -To connect, inspire and work closely together so that we are proud of our achievements, community and shared success.

Our behaviours include;
  • A sense of belonging,
  • Do the thankless tasks,
  • Put yourself in their shoes;
  • Ask how can you help;
  • How do you take your tea and
  • Right product, right time.

90% of our business is generated via the renewables sector. We have been providing innovative component parts to the Worlds largest Wind Turbine Manufacturer from the very first installation, some 20+ years ago.

Despite being extremely active in renewables, the Circular Economy is relatively unknown. However, instinctively, we believe that it is relevant to both our sector and more importantly, our purpose. Consequently, we are looking for an individual who is passionate about the environment. With your help, we would like to better understand the Circular Economy; identify best practice principles; and establish a potential implementation roadmap.

Key Areas of Work & Outcomes of Placement:

Essentially, we are looking for a report that offers a GAP analysis detailing our current state against a typical business that has embraced the Circular Economy concept. This will include, milestones and a timeline.

Ideally, we would like the project to be completed by the end of September. This will provide us with a full and final quarter to prepare for the implementation of any recommendations at the beginning of the new financial year (Jan 2021).

The skills gained during this placement will be vast but will ultimately depend on your disposition (you will get out what you put in). we will provide you with the opportunity to work within a real business environment, where we are proud of our transparency and openness to accountability.

Like the rest of us, you will be encouraged to explore and fail, whilst sharing any learning experiences with employees. These cultural traits are not to be confused with a soft business. You will be supported, and you will also be accountable for meeting the agreed milestones.

The working practices are flexible and are to suit both parties, although it would be beneficial for some time to be worked in the office. Our department covers R&D; Design Engineering; Costing; Continuous Improvement and Product Implementation; Programme Management and Testing and Validation.

Skills required:
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal),
  • Good knowledge of the Circular Economy,
  • Inquisitive nature,
  • Completer finisher with focus.

*Hourly rate is 9.24 pounds plus 1.12 pounds holiday pay
Grantham
Servitization and IT Data Research Project

Our business continues to evolve from a traditional, product led inside out manufacturing organisation to one that is more outside in, by way of offering engineering solutions. This shift has resulted in a new, recently implemented, Group Organisational Structure along with the introduction of six crucial behaviours all of which complement our Companys purpose, which is -To connect, inspire and work closely together so that we are proud of our achievements, community and shared success.

Our behaviours include;
  • A sense of belonging,
  • Do the thankless tasks,
  • Put yourself in their shoes;
  • Ask how can you help;
  • How do you take your tea and
  • Right product, right time.

We have, in the past, been extremely proud of our Products, they are renowned for their superiority both in terms of their performance and robustness. However, with an increasing shift in the Wind industry, these qualities no longer offer a differentiation. With increased competition, customers now have a much greater choice, and most are now insisting that they get more for less. Consequently, we need to better understand our products along with any influencing factors that affect performance whilst in the field.

This new value-based approach will see the Introduction of a Serzitization strategy over the next 12 months. With that in mind, we would like to gain an understanding of how we can best turn field data into useful product information whilst also assessing both hardware and software platforms

Key Areas of Work & Outcomes of Placement:

Essentially, we are looking for a report (to be discussed) that helps the readership to understand the options available to Servitization, via hardware, software and outsourcing options, whilst also providing recommendations and investment considerations.

The skills gained during this placement will be vast but will ultimately depend on your disposition (you will get out what you put in). we will provide you with the opportunity to work within a real business environment, where we are proud of our transparency and openness to accountability.

Like the rest of us, you will be encouraged to explore and fail, whilst sharing any learning experiences with employees. These cultural traits are not to be confused with a soft business. You will be supported, and you will also be accountable for meeting the agreed milestones.

The working practices are flexible and are to suit both parties, although it would be beneficial for some time to be worked in the office. Our department covers R&D; Design Engineering; Costing; Continuous Improvement and Product Implementation; Programme Management and Testing and Validation.

Skills required:
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal),
  • An appreciation of Servitization,
  • Excellent IT skills Preferrably an understanding of the hardware/software and options available to transmit data whilst also providsing recommendations and investment considerations.

*Hourly rate is 9.24 pounds plus 1.12 pounds holiday pay
Grantham
Analysis of community engagement approaches for setting local health priorities

We are looking for a postgraduate student, ideally with a background in social policy or health-related research to help us to determine the best approach to community engagement for the purpose of deciding local priorities in health care.

Clinical Commissioning Groups are responsible for planning, purchasing and monitoring local health care provision. This involves assessing local needs, deciding priorities and strategies, and then buying services on behalf of the population. An essential part of this process is public involvement, to ensure that local people are engaged in the decision making process. This can include informal conversations and intelligence gathering through to more structured surveys and public meetings and also formal public consultation.

This project will have a particular focus on understanding the role that could be played in developing a 'deliberative democracy', 'citizens jury' or 'citizens panel' approach. These approaches are increasingly used in various sectors and countries around the world, including the NHS in England but there is limited collation of the best academic practice to guide their design and use.

Key Areas of Work & Outcomes of Placement:

The successful candidate will work with the host and our partners to identify the most effective processes for community engagement through:

  • Conducting a review of current practices and theory in deliberative democracy, citizens juries and citizens panels, in all sectors and countries
  • Collecting and collating views and opinions of local residents on their likelihood of participating in these sort of involvement activities
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Designing and trialling community engagement workshops in collaboration with project partners
  • Reporting on project outcomes, including making recommendations
  • The successful candidate should be available to attend an event at Bulwell Riverside on 19 March.

    Skills required:

    Essential
    • Ability to communicate and articulate complex data to a variety of audiences, including non-specialists
    • Literature searching and reviewing
    • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
    • Good organisation skills

    Desirable
    • Knowledge of the health sector
    • Understanding of the particular area of academic research

    Successful candidates will gain practical and demonstrable experience in the following key areas:
    • Conducting a review of current practices and theory in deliberative democracy, citizens juries and citizens panels, in all sectors and countries
    • Collecting and collating views and opinions of local residents on their likelihood of participating in these sort of involvement activities
    • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
    • Designing and trialling community engagement workshops in collaboration with project partners
    • Reporting on project outcomes, including making recommendations

    *Hourly rate is 9.24 pounds plus 1.12 pounds holiday pay
    Nottingham