Dyson's headquarters in Wiltshire

Dyson opens secretive R&D lab to interns

Dyson will open its secretive R&D department to engineering undergraduate interns for the first time.

The firm has traditionally refused to permit internships at its design centre due to fears the secrets to its ground-breaking technology would be revealed, but the firm has had a change of heart as it looks to capitalise on the engineering knowledge of the UK’s top undergraduates.

Internships of 3 months, 6 months and 12 months will begin from summer 2014 and successful applicants will be thrown in at the deep end, working alongside 850 Dyson engineers and scientists at its headquarters in Wiltshire.

“Our technology pipeline is twenty years long and we need the brightest undergraduates to help us tackle some big problems. We’re looking for keen problem solvers who have the fearlessness to approach a concept from a new angle,” said Mark Taylor, Dyson Global Research and Development Director.

The minimum requirements for applicants are that they are currently studying technical degree in which they are on target to achieve a minimum of a 2:1, they have a minimum of 300 UCAS points excluding General Studies and that they have the right to live and work in the UK.

The deadline for applications is 15 December 2013 and students can apply for an internship online.

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