Applied Physicist Placement Student

Closing date
3 Dec 2021

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Are you in your penultimate year of study and looking to work in a fast paced, global, market leading company for your industrial placement?

Here at Innovative Technology we have an excellent opportunity for an Applied Physicist Placement Student to join our talented team in our global head office in Oldham, Manchester for 12 months starting in Summer 2022.

We're Innovative???

We're heading towards our 30th year here at Innovative Technology, where we now have offices on five continents and employ around 400 people, with over 100 based from our state-of-the-art R&D hub and global head office in Oldham, Manchester.

From self-service checkouts to arcade machines, we provide our retail, banking, kiosk, vending, gaming and amusement customers with products and services that help them securely accept automated payments, with our industry leading technology keeping us at the forefront of our sector.

Our Opportunity

As an Applied Physicist Placement Student, at Innovative Technology will work with our team of experienced Physicists in the research and development of innovative sensing technologies to be used in currency validation.

Whether you're carrying out on-the-bench experiments or developing sensing systems, you'll have an opportunity to showcase your physics skills while taking charge of your own project and its development.

Here at Innovative Technology, we give our placements the ability to demonstrate their understanding of their specialist subject while getting invaluable industry experience.

This opportunity is suited to a student in their penultimate year of University, who has an eagerness to learn.

About the role of our Applied Physicist Placement Student:

Applying all aspects of your field while researching and applying their learning, performing experiments, keeping up to date with the latest technologies relating to novel sensing systems for our applications.

Ensuring development and production engineers understand key concepts of sensing systems so products and processes can be designed with these in mind.

Carrying our projects including but not limited to:

Development of novel Optical, EM and Acoustic sensing systems

Supporting the development and working collaboratively with development engineers and data scientists.

Supporting deployment of ITL products to customers and working collaboratively with Development and Production Engineers.

Data analysis and root cause analysis.

Continuous development of technical skills

Qualifications needed to become our Applied Physicist Placement Student:

We seek an undergraduate student working towards a degree in Physics or a related subject.

Skills & Experience needed to become our Applied Physicist Placement Student:

An understanding of optical and electro-magnetic sensing.

Some experience of programming in Python.

Some experience of practical on-the-bench experimentation with the ability to describe project examples.

An excellent communicator who's analytical minded with a practical approach to solving problems.

Your Package & Perks:

Highly-competitive salary

Workplace Pension Scheme, with a 3% contribution from us

Flexible working hours and some working from home available

Paid breaks, lounge style canteens and games tables, with free fruit and hot premium drinks (subject to COVID restrictions)

24 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays, for great work-life balance, with the opportunity to earn extra days holiday

Private Healthcare Scheme available for you (as benefit in kind), and the option to add family members

Educational Sponsorship, Childcare Vouchers and Cycle to Work Scheme

Informal dress code, free onsite modern gym, free secure parking, staff car workshop and an active social calendar

What's next?

If you're looking to develop as an Applied Physicist throughout your Industrial Placement Year and want to join our award-winning team on the latest cutting-edge technology, we want to hear from you.

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