Advanced Forming Research CentreNMIS Internship 2021

The application process for 2020 is now closed.

The programme for 2021 is pending and further information will be provided in due course.  Please continue to check this webpage regularly for updates.

Gain invaluable experience and enhance your technical expertise with our 12 week summer intern programme.

Running during the summer months, working at the AFRC will provide insight into a research and manufacturing environment, while providing you with skills that will help enhance your future career.  

Some of our previous interns have gone on to secure graduate jobs at BAE, Rolls-Royce, Babcock and the AFRC or chosen to complete an EPSRC funded EngD.

What to expect

We encourage you to work independently and as part of teams, which provides opportunities to develop your communication and leadership skills.

You will also gain valuable project management skills through collaborating with multinational organisations and receiving on-the-job training with a structured system to learn new skills, which will significantly enhance your CV.

Depending on your project, you work with our world class technology.

  • A structured programme with mentors
  • Practical experience
  • Research project management development
  • Working on real industry challenges
  • An opportunity to showcase your work

Who should apply

Internship opportunities are not just for STEM students.

The AFRC is made up of many teams and people from varying backgrounds and so if you feel that you have the necessary skills and can apply them to an AFRC project then please apply. 

We always have opportunities for non-engineering roles, such as marketing, quality, economics, strategy and business optimisation.


  • Competitive salary of £16k pa
  • 7 days holiday plus university public holidays
  • Potential to lead to permanent employment opportunities (subject to performance and availability)
  • EPSRC funded EngD opportunities (subject to performance and availability)

Key dates

  • Updates coming soon


  • There are a limited number of places each year
  • This is a full time post and candidates are expected to work 35 hours a week
  • This is a temporary post and cannot be used to support a visa application
  • Successful candidates will be expected to provide right to work information
  • Successful candidates will be expected to provide highest available qualifications

How to apply

  • Download the application form
  • Complete all sections
  • Use the space provided to add a personal statement demonstrating what you have to offer to the centre and how your technical skills/studies can contribute to a successful summer project.
  • Provide clear examples referring back to real life experiences of project work, team work, and problem solving skills. This is your opportunity to ‘promote’ yourself to the reader, consider what would make you stand out against the rest.
  • Upload your CV
  • Name each of your documents with your name, i.e. FirstnameSurname_Application form, FirstnameSurname_CV, FirstnameSurname_Cover letter
  • Submit all documents to

Hints and tips

  • When applying, think about the role you are interested in, it is important to demonstrate your capabilities and how your skills can be applied to the centre
  • You should explain how you have developed these skills, give clear details of any relevant modules, projects, and any previous work experience you’ve undertaken.
  • Think of life skills also, do you work well with others, do you have a part time job and any added responsibilities that could make you a responsible intern?

download our Application form