Theory into real life experiences
This is an excellent opportunity to apply the theory of your studies to real world challenges. You will be undertaking challenging project work through a structured programme supporting both your personal and professional development.
Our year in industry work placements
We offer a range of exciting year in industry work placements to university students. This is an excellent opportunity to apply the theory of your degree to real engineering challenges. While on your placement, you will be doing challenging and meaningful project work. We offer a structured programme to support both your personal and technical development.
About our placement/internship programme
Experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting, as an intern, you will assist in carrying out research and analysis, testing, controls and computer science that underpins our consultancy work. You will be responsible for the quality and delivery of your work and liaise with other experts and consultants to incorporate your contribution into wider project outputs.
Find the right placement or internship for you
In key regions, we offer year in industry placements, and work placements, and also run open days when you can visit us.
This is an excellent opportunity for college students in North America to apply the theory of your degree to real engineering challenges. An internship at Ricardo runs during the summer months, and lasts for around 10-12 weeks, depending on the individual's availability.
As an intern in Europe, you will assist in carrying out research and analysis, and be responsible for the quality and delivery of your work.
At our Prague Technical Centre in the Czech Republic, we offer summer internships for six-12 weeks between July and September, and a year-long internship comprising of 20 hours of work per week.
For UK-based students, we offer two types of work placement and internships:
1. Year in Industry placement or year-out internship - 12 months in duration, from summer to summer
2. Summer internship - six to 12 weeks between July and September
For students based in Asia, we offer the following work placements and internships:
Malaysia: Winter/summer internships for six months between September to April, or January to August
China: Winter/summer internships for six months between September to April, or January to August
Our people's stories
We are small enough to give you a breadth of experience that allows you to get involved in the whole task, whilst being big enough to give you great global experience.
“Winning the Ricardo Engineering Prize for the most promising female student enabled me to undertake a work placement at Ricardo. Engineering is incredibly broad and so is the range of options and opportunities offered by the Ricardo Group. ”
Ricardo Engineering Prize
Find out more about our prize to encourage talented female engineering students to contribute to the future of technology.