Cummins Inc. Placement - Facilities in Daventry, United Kingdom

Placement - Facilities


At Cummins we recognise that having experience of the working world during your university degree provides a key insight to the practical application of your learning. We run an exciting 12 month placement where you are given an opportunity to work in a role and on real projects making a difference in both your team and the company as a whole. You will received on the job training and take part in a structured Training & Development Programme designed to give the skills and competencies required for future graduate roles.

The role of Facilities Placement will be to work in our Facilities team support the Daventry Power Systems Plant Operations business. You will be responsible for several key tasks, these include:-

  • Layout development – using process and business flow mapping to develop layout alternatives for approval. Including costing alternatives.

  • Project management – work with Facilities Engineers on layout improvement projects to pre-determined time and cost objectives.

  • Input ideas and develop concepts for inclusion in both the capital and expense budgets on the Daventry site.

  • Liaise with and control contractors on the site depending on the scope of works

  • Keep abreast of current legislation

  • Keep abreast of current good engineering practice and ensure that all works undertaken are to the standards developed prior to work starting

  • Support the ISO 14001 environmental and ISO 50001 energy management accreditations

  • Liaise with external agencies i.e. Company Architect; Central Facilities etc.

  • Ensure that all safety measures, as required by Corporate and external agencies, are complied with during the course of their work

  • Support local safety meetings as required

  • Supporting the departments on key tasks and projects, supporting team members, working both independently and within teams.


College, university, or equivalent degree in Business Management or a related subject required.

  • Working towards a Degree in Business, ideally with a background in Facilities or Maintenance Systems, databases, systems operation and analysis

  • Previous experience within a manufacturing or commercial environment would be an advantage; particularly with a customer facing/support environment

  • Excellent interpersonal; organisational and time management skills with the ability to work well within a team and use your initiative, and,

  • Ambition, flexibility and confidence coupled with creativity, imagination and a desire to learn; and a willingness to take on responsibility.

The role will provide excellent experience for your CV and an introduction to a Facilities business role in industry. A mentor will be there to guide you through your placement year. The following training will be provided;

  • Training in Corporate systems such as Oracle, and familiarisation with other business software (such as CAD etc.)

  • Coaching to enable the development of other business skills.

  • 4 x 1 day workshops through an external training provider: Adapting to Professional Environments, Effective Communication and Presentation Skills, Team Work, Customer Care.

  • Internal Placement and Graduate Networks

At Cummins, we are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and we are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applicants equally. No employee or potential employee will receive less favourable treatment because of any protected characteristic.


Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Northamptonshire-UK, Daventry, Cummins Co Ltd

Job Type Cooperative / 12 Month Placement

Recruitment Job Type Student - Cooperative/12 Month Placement

Job Posting Oct 22, 2017, 6:25:46 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1700062C