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6 Month Innovation Incubator Internship – Intelligent Operations (IIIIO2207)

Company description

ESPA finds the best international interns for the best companies in the UK and Ireland. For each of our internships you will be provided with accomodation and commute during the full duration of your stay. Our service is free to students so hesitate no more and apply for the internship that suits you!

Job description

The Host Company
There is a significant opportunity to join a step out innovation and venture team within a major corporation, operating in the field of automotive and industrial lubricants.
The innoVentures team is looking for 12 interns, who will be part of an innovative team, which has been running successfully for over three years building up a number of emerging businesses as well as an investment portfolio covering automotive and industrial sectors. The focus of the team is on the long term (5-10 years), looking beyond the current products and with the aim of future proofing the core business versus long-term trends and potential market disruptions.
The Role
This opportunity will be attractive to students who wish to apply their specific skills and expertise in a progressive and challenging environment. The candidates shall bring the ability to think broadly and deeply about the world; specifically the rapidly emerging technologies and the social and environmental changes that underpin many of the wider global market disruptions in evidence today.
Intelligent Operations investigates ideas that will transform the production and logistics process for our business customers. This is an area that’s wide open for innovation with a global audience across many sectors and industries. Some of the technologies and capabilities included in the scope of this area are: 3D Printing & additive Layer Manufacturing Technology, Remote machine monitoring, Predictive Analytics, Optimisation, Used oil analysis, Machine efficiency technologies, and Industrial value added services.

Searched Profile

Along with other team members, the intern would be expected to:
 Investigating the feasibility of new business ideas generated by current innoVentures members, with the aim to help the company transforming the production and logistics process for their business customers.
 Analyse the business and market opportunities both globally and by market.
 Set up and run test trials, aimed at finding out: What do users value and engage with or not? How do they react to various service related offers?
 Develop a business strategy for the future commercialisation of the product/service analysed.
Personal Skills
We are looking for students who have qualifications and experience in one of the following areas:
 Business strategy and management.
 Digital expertise – which may include web design, software development, Internet of Things.
 Engineering background – Understanding of engineering materials – Design in the consumer, vehicle, or industrial area.
 Technical education.
 Environmental sciences – urban infrastructure development.
Moreover, the right candidates should:
 Wish to be part of a progressive group of like-minded individuals searching for new ideas and developing new business models.
 Have a track record of successful teamwork with ability to work cross functionally.
 Like to work in a more entrepreneurial environment where there is space for new ideas, wider thinking and ways of working and where supervision is more ‘light touch’ guidance rather than day-to-day management.
 Act as self-starters, adaptive to change and can respond quickly and positively to revised scope and direction of activities.
 “Can-do” attitude.
 Demonstrate high level of energy, drive, enthusiasm and commitment

We offer

BENEFITS: All ESPA’s services are free for students and alumni. The benefits are:
1) Paid Accommodation.
2) Paid Utility Bills (electricity, gas, water and council tax) + Internet Access.
3) Commuter travel to work.
This will be sourced and managed on your behalf by ESPA. These benefits have an approximate value of 1200€ per month.
There is no salary over and above the benefits offered, unless specifically stated.
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