Student Opportunities

Who are we looking for?

Every year, Apollo recruits a group of exceptional students to complete their 12-month industrial placement with us. Apollo’s students have an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice, and get valuable experience within the manufacturing industry, by working on live projects as a valuable member of the team.

Student placement opportunities are made available in several departments, including: Production Engineering, IT, Marketing, Quality, Technical and Finance. The placements that we offer change annually to match our business requirements.

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Student reviews

Read our current and former students' accounts of their placement year with Apollo and opportunities open to them whilst with us. Over the years, many of the placement students returned to Apollo or to our parent company Halma to continue their careers, read the updates below to see where they’re up to now!

Electronics Design Placement

2018-19 student, Alex, gives his account of his time at Apollo so far:

"I have really enjoyed my placement at Apollo so far. Even though I only started a few months ago, I have already been involved in many different areas including; evaluating a new design of chip from a supplier, designing, building and testing test equipment for internal use at our external test houses.

I’ve learnt loads that I’ve not yet covered at University including, a new programming language. My placement has helped bring to life what I’ve learnt at University, I’ve been able to implement the theory into real world designs.

There have been so many opportunities for learn additional skills and other development areas, such as the EMC training that Apollo delivered though an external expert. I feel much more confident in communicating with external companies to explain issues that we were encountering and trying to find solutions that were mutually beneficial to both companies.

Everyone at Apollo has been very welcoming and incredibly helpful."

Electrical Design Engineer Placement

2018 student, Daniel, shares his account of his time as an Electronic Design Engineer placement student at Apollo:  

"I joined Apollo for the placement year during my degree so I could gain broad industry experience in a company that’s well respected for engineering, innovation and product design.

I was immediately made to feel welcome and part of the team, being treated as an equal, and given work that challenged me and pushed me beyond what I had learned at university.

I helped develop test equipment to allow us to prototype and test new products and continue working on existing devices too. The project allowed me to visit other companies and gain knowledge of other areas of the industry.

From the success of my placement I was offered a permanent position at Apollo and I am now part of the Electronic Design team, I enjoy all the challenges and problems that the work presents, which spans from developing new products to updating existing products. Looking to the future I’d like to continue working at Apollo to develop my knowledge and skills in engineering and help lead the fire detection industry in new and innovative directions."


Power your potential!

A placement can be the first step towards your future career; see what's happened with Ed, Tom and Dale.

Mechanical Design Engineer Placement

During 2016-17, Ed came to Apollo as a Mechanical Design Engineer placement student:  

Since finishing his degree Ed secured a place on the Halma Graduate Scheme. This opportunity takes students from engineering, science and technical backgrounds helping them develop their potential to become future leaders within the Halma Group or specialists within their field to really drive our future growth technologies. Ed has fully embraced this fantastic career opportunity.

NPD Assistant Placement

Tom came to Apollo in 2012-13 as an NPD Assistant placement student:  

After finishing his degree, he came back to Apollo to continue his career! He initially joined the Product Management Team, he grew and developed his experience and knowledge over a few years and moved into Export Sales, where he continues to thrive and learn.

Electronics Placement

Dale came to Apollo 2013-14 as an Electronics placement student: 

Having returned to Apollo after his degree, he initially joined the Technical Team as an Electronics Design Engineer before transferring to Apollo America based at our site in the USA.  He now leads a small team of engineers in Detroit!

A placement doesn’t have to be temporary or a gap fill; Apollo takes pride in nurturing talented individuals, at any stage in their career, helping people develop and learn at every step.

We have had a number of students return to us after gaining their qualifications.  As we are part of Halma, the opportunities can be wide-reaching, both in career development, and the various locations of Halma around the globe.

Join us for the first steps in your career!