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We encourage creativity and a hands on approach to innovation at 3P, our open and friendly work environment ensures our engineers take an active role in making a difference

A Career with 3P

From Professional Engineers to Graduates, Placement Students and Apprentices, we offer a rewarding journey.


Professional Engineers

Current Positions

3P innovation run an undergraduate placement scheme across all engineering disciplines; mechanical, electrical and software engineering. It’s a perfect opportunity for broad, hands-on and practical training and offers experience across multiple disciplines.

All of our placement students work on customer-funded projects, allowing them to develop a broad range of skills, including:

  • Concept design
  • Detail design
  • Machine assembly and development
  • Problem-solving
  • Product development
  • Procurement

Many of our undergraduates who participate in our placement scheme return to us after they have graduated due to the rewarding career 3P offers. The progression, development and ongoing investment in training that we offer come with the aim to achieve chartership as quickly as possible. Follow this link to access our Student case studies

Interviews take place at the end of each year. Please ensure your CV reaches us before the end of October for a placement student role commencing the following summer.



James Moffitt

"I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at 3P, the welcoming attitude of the team made the 12 months fly by. The high-tech automation made working particularly stimulating and learning from senior engineers has given me invaluable knowledge to implement in my own work. Every day sought new solutions and even as student I could use unorthodox ideas to optimise the space in the machine. The tailored level of responsibility allowed me to work at my own pace while I gained confidence and learned from others. Once I felt I could handle projects on my own, I was given room to grow and learn from my own experiences."


Millie Braznell

"My year-long student placement at 3P innovation was extremely beneficial for my education; and after settling in and having appropriate training, I was also able to become an asset for the company. From writing and improving machine code, to getting hands on with machines for debugging and development, the variety of project work gave me a valuable experience and has developed my practical and business skill sets. The professional yet social working environment really boosted my placement, as it made working there more enjoyable and comfortable. After a lot of anticipation before starting my placement, I’m glad to say that I am thoroughly satisfied and I’m very grateful for 3P innovation for providing the opportunity."




Robert Ward

“3P innovation provided me with a wealth of experience in such a small time frame. There is a friendly and welcoming environment where personal development is encouraged and highly supported. 3P is a small but rapidly growing company where every voice is heard and anyone can make a difference in all aspects of the business. As a placement student I was trusted with a lot of responsibilities from the get go, and my contributions were seen across many projects. The job involves a lot of design work, but unlike most placements, 3P also provides a depth of experience across a wide variety of tasks. Allowing you to see your design through from concept generation to purchasing, building and ending with fully commissioned machines. I highly recommend this placement to anyone who has a keen interest in design, but also wants to get involved in a broader range of activities. Seeing projects from the start to the end .”