Undergraduate Internship Opportunity - Product Technologist


Job Title: Product Technologist – Undergraduate Internship

Location: RFE International, Milton Keynes

Reporting to: Technical Director

This is a rare opportunity for you to start building your career within a leading fitness equipment company. A Bit About Us

We are RFE International, a global fitness company specialising in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of a comprehensive range of fitness and sports equipment to both the commercial and home markets.

Our product lines are developed and marketed under some of the top brands within the fitness industry including adidas and Reebok.

For more background on the company please refer to our websites at: www.reebokfitness.info, www.adidashardware.com

Who We’re Looking For

The Role Itself: We are offering a unique opportunity to gain on the job undergraduate training within a technical field. During a one year placement within our Milton Keynes (UK) headquarters, you will participate in projects across the product design, product development, product compliance and after sales categories. You will be submerged in live projects, and allowed the opportunity to see solutions through to mass production or final implementation as appropriate. You will report directly to the Technical Director throughout your placement.

Roles may include:

  • Research and presentation of solutions to specific design challenges

  • Implementation of a corrective action plan for a product or factory

  • Review and approval of a product sample

  • Proposing opportunities to improve corporate sustainability

  • Creating new product concepts to pre agreed brief

  • Producing comparative study of product or components

  • Establishing test protocols for specified area

  • Supporting in the creation of compliance policies and protocols

  • Staying up to date with market trends

  • Completing trend analysis for parts usage or after sales reports

  • Collating customer and returns data

  • Working with key retailers for continuous improvement

  • Contributing to New Product Development meetings

  • Interfacing with internal sales, marketing, logistics and finance teams

  • Traveling within UK and Europe as required

  • Potential to support final year project

Skills required

  • Must be an undergraduate intern seeking employment as part of a university placement from Sports Engineering, Sports Technology, Product Design,Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

  • Eligible for employment within the UK

  • Very good command of written and spoken English

  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office suite

  • Experience of Adobe Creative Suite and Solid Works CAD software preferable

  • Proactive, positive and constructive

  • A team player

  • Diligent, thorough and fantastic attention to detail

  • A passion for sports and fitness

Your Next Move...

If you think you’ve got what it takes and want to impress us then send in your CV, along with a covering letter detailing salary expectation to SophieTuckett@rfeinternational.com.

Deadline for applications: Friday 29th December 2017.



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