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EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR A GRADUATE MECHANICAL ENGINEER TO WORK WITH ATKINSON VOS LTD

EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR A GRADUATE MECHANICAL ENGINEER TO WORK WITH ATKINSON VOS LTD

Exciting opportunity for a Graduate Mechanical Engineer to work with Atkinson Vos Ltd Unimogs.

This 18 month post has been created as a result of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Lancaster University’s Department of Engineering and Atkinson Vos Ltd https://www.unimogs.co.uk/

The novel design of the project, combined with the generous support package and close supervision from both industry and a leading university, make this an exceptional opportunity for you to take a leading role in an innovative project and launch a career in automotive design and engineering. You will be working in a growing business, following projects through from start to finish, gaining commercial awareness and business skills. On completion of a successful project it is anticipated that there will be opportunities for on-going employment within the company partner.


Atkinson Vos is the world’s leading specialist in Unimogs, the iconic all-terrain vehicles manufactured by Mercedes-BenzEstablished in 1978 in Bentham on the border between Lancashire and Yorkshire, Atkinson Vos has exported custom and specialist Unimogs to almost every country on Earth. The company has a reputation for outstanding service and unparalleled industry expertise for all things Unimog.


Lancaster is a top-10 university in the UK and in the top-125 in the World.  Engineering at Lancaster is internationally recognised as being at the forefront of research and innovation. One of only a handful of general engineering departments in the country, it offers a modern interdisciplinary experience typical of what engineers face in industry. The Department has strong links with industry nationwide and works with a portfolio of hundreds of SMEs in the north-west of England placing it in a prime position to support the associate and company. You will be employed by Lancaster University, but will be based at Atkinson Vos’s premises in Bentham. You will lead this exciting project which aims to formalise implementation and application of SolidWorks computer aided engineering design tools and Product Data Management methods within a specialist automotive supplier. The role requires a significant amount of design work following projects from first principles to final product where some experience of adhesive bonding alongside conventional mechanical engineering skills will be required. You will work closely with and be supported by academics from the Department of Engineering and the senior management team at Atkinson Vos.


Ideally, you will be qualified to Masters level with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and will be able to demonstrate design experience using Solidworks CAD and finite element software in an industrial context. We are also looking for some familiarity with Matlab. You should be comfortable working as an individual in an academic research environment. Within the business environment you will be the sole engineer so self-motivation and the confidence to ask for support when it is needed are a must. Excellent communication is a must to liaise with the rest of the team and to understand & interpret customer visions & translate them to a finished design. The required skill set includes good team-working, good presentation skills, analytical skills, excellent oral and written English, and a rigorous and professional attitude. A keen interest in vehicles and automotive engineering would be advantageous.  


In addition to a competitive salary, the reward package includes an additional £4,000 personal training and development budget offering excellent opportunities to further your professional development and support your career progression. You will be encouraged to present papers at national and international conferences. 


For further information on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, please see https://ktn-uk.co.uk/programme...

Informal enquires should be directed to:   Dr Stephen Quayle (Lancaster University) Tel: +44 (0)1524 593095 / Email: s.quayle@lancaster.ac.uk


We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.


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I couldn't recommend Simon and the team highly enough, they sorted all transportation and took all the stress out of the situation. A1 service guys, thank you

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"Atkinson Vos know what they are talking about and offer great advice whenever you need it. They are always ready to help at the end of a phone line too."

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"Brilliant company to deal with and a really helpful group of people who know what they are talking about."

Ben Mauger

"First contact with Atkinson Vos became a success, smooth ordering parts, great prices, great support. Fully satisfied customer from Sweden."

Lars-Erik Bammis Ohlsson

When I bought my U1000 “Rustbucket” , Simon gave me a fair & frank appraisal of its condition. The mog was cleaned and shipped professionally with no issues upon landing here in Australia. Since then, AV has provided me with excellent spares support and the occasional bit of advice. Posting was always prompt and economical via Royal Mail – this has taken a lot of the pain out of restoration. Highly recommended.

Pieter

Atkinson Vos not only supplied my Unimog some years ago but they have been ever present when I needed any advice or assistance. My Unimog recently underwent a full refurbishment in their workshop and I have to say the result has been nothing short of superb. My Moggy is not only in great mechanical shape but it looks great too. Top marks Atkinson Vos.

James Mc Donnell, Ireland

Whenever I drive my MOG on to their yard, I have a feeling of excitement about the opportunities for upgrade and improvement that Atkinson Vos offers. Anything is possible, and everything is done to a very high standard!. Atkinson Vos prepared my Unimog to an excellent standard. Their aftersales service is great too.

Roelf

Hi Simon, The shims arrived last week. My unimog is now running perfectly! Thank you a lot for the excellent service, I really appreciate it!

Casper Hanekamp

We have been using Atkinson Vos for a number of years now, they have carried out some upgrades and all servicing and repairs, their staff are friendly and always willing to help. The workshop guys always offer advice and easy fix solutions over the phone and on the odd occasion visited our workshop to view and inspect the vehicle. I would not hesitate to recommend the company, Thanks to all the staff.

Chris Brayne

Super Rod Ltd

I have waited many years to start my expedition RV project and the team at Atkinson Vos has helped to bring this to fruition. Appreciated the quick responses to the myriad of questions I had additionally the support from build to delivery state side. Many thanks to the entire team at AV.

Mike Greenberg

"We have always prided ourselves with finding the best qualified people available, be they doctors, lawyers, engineers, or whomever. We applied the same process to finding our dream Mog Expedition Camper and have not been disappointed with Atkinson Vos. Paul and Emma both have done superb jobs answering our many questions and leading us through the purchasing / export / import process. Based on their performance to date, we are confident Atkinson Vos support will be there in the future where ever our travels may take us.”

Mary & J R Argo

"Atkinson Vos are the absolute experts on UNIMOGS in my opinion. They offer wonderful advice apart from sourcing spares and thereby make things so much easier" "I would go to them rather than any German supplier for my UNIMOGS. All put together, it's the best package deal." "Simon and Frank are passionate in what they do and men of their word. That's what I think sets them apart. They have literally turned me into a Unimog addict."

Solomon Benjamin

Paul, Simon, Mark and the team, we just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all. What a firm, we couldn't recommend you highly enough, from the friendliness, the efficiency and the quality of the overall product, absolutely 1st class. We will be looking forward to working with you again on future projects. Thank you all again, all the best Danny and Nobby.

Danny & Nobby

"We first met with with Atkinson Vos at the Adventure Overland Show in Stratford-upon-Avon. Frank and Paul had really impressed us as hosts and as a result we were determined to travel to the headquarters in Bentham. After a smooth discussion with Simon and Frank, we were certain that we found the partner to upgrade our Unimog. Two weeks later work had already started! We have too many kind words for Simon, Emma, Paul, Mark and the rest of the team to fit in this testimonial! Their knowledge and expertise in Unimogs made us feel assured. We were helped and cared for throughout the whole process, They are a phenomenal team, and we enjoyed the time we spend with them, Thanks guys! Souren and Kati"

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