British Sugar - An AB Sugar Company
Mechanical & electrical engineering
Location: Placement opportunities at Central Office, Peterborough and at factory sites throughout East Anglia and the East Midlands.

Salary: £20,000

Our UK sugar factories combine a power plant with agricultural processor, a chemical plant and a food factory, to produce over one million tonnes of sugar a year and many diverse co-products. There is an amazing range of complex engineering processes and equipment, which we are always looking to develop to the next level.



As an Electrical and Mechanical  Placement Student in British Sugar, you will be challenged with many real life engineering problems. You will use the engineering knowledge that you have learnt at University to problem solve, present ideas to managers and influence important business decisions.   

It’s a steep learning curve, with responsibility from Day One of your placement. But you will get plenty of support including a personal mentor to make sure your time is both enjoyable and hugely rewarding – both in terms of your own personal development, and what you deliver to the business.

“One of the best things about working for British Sugar is the amount of responsibility you get early on, you are not left making the tea and you are not even working on projects that have been specially designed for you because you’re new or in experienced. You are working on real problems that truly matter to the company”.

Chris Norburn, Mechanical Placement Student 07-08 now on Graduate training programme

Several previous placement students have won the DIS prize for their contribution and time spent at British Sugar.

Please note that because of the nature of the work, it is essential that applicants for the position hold a full UK driving licence.

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