So you’re looking to do some work experience to get a taster of a certain industry or job role and gain some valuable skills. Although this all sounds pretty easy we know how hard it can be to find relevant work experience placements as a young person, one that isn’t too far away from you, at a credible business, and has a set project or role for you to fulfill so that at the end of it you’ve gained more skills than just stirring tea!

Which is why we work hard with local and national businesses with local workplaces, to put together a place where young people in Buckinghamshire can find work experience opportunities to develop work skills and become more employable.
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Our work experience vacancies span across the follow Buckinghamshire areas:

Job TitleEngineer (Project Based)

Organisation NameSilverson Machines

About the Organisation

Silverson Machines is a world leader in the design and manufacture of industrial mixers. The head office and factory in Chesham is one of the most advanced of its kind, designing and building equipment that is exported all over the world. Silverson’s customers include brands such as Cadbury’s, L’Oreal, Coca-Cola, Heinz, Nestle, Carlsberg, The Body Shop and many more.


Job Description

Next work experience will take place in October half term dates – 22nd - 26th Oct 2018

Proud pioneers of innovative technology, Silverson are passionate about investing in tomorrow’s engineers and as part of this have set an exciting engineering challenge for enthusiastic year 10 students. Selected students will work alongside the Silverson apprentices for 4 days to build a real machine based on supplied drawings, although tweaks and improvements will be encouraged! It is essential that applicants are resourceful, innovative, technical and practical. Once made, the machines will then be subjected to creative tests to ascertain which one is the most robust and/or performs best.

Selected students will work alongside the Silverson apprentices for 4 days to build a real machine based on supplied drawings, although tweaks and improvements will be

Duration4 days

Approximate number of employees at your company15+

Future Prospects/Career Interests

Engineering / Product Design / Manufacturing

Candidate Age RangeYear 10 Students

Office Location and Full Address

Silverson Training Facility

Contact NameAndy Darby

Telephone Number:01494 786331

Email AddressEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

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Skills required for this role:


Motivation and Resilience

Problem Solving

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