Placement: Reliance Precision (Huddersfield) TY827

Join this specialist mechanical engineering company and learn all about different careers in STEM. Take back specialist knowledge and advice to your school and your students.


Location: Reliance Precision, Rowley Mills, Penistone Road, Lepton, Huddersfield HD8 0LE

Placements are available with Reliance Precision throughout the year (term time and holidays), supported by £1000 of ENTHUSE bursary funding.

To express your interest in a placement, please complete this form and send it to:

Preference in the application process will be given to those working local to Huddersfield, in the science, engineering and design & technology subjects.

The final part of the scheme is a one-day professional development experience held 4-6 months after your placement.

This opportunity is suitable for STEM teaching professionals and/or professionals with additional responsibility for careers.

Going on a placement at Reliance Precision will help you to:

Inspire your students – see first-hand the careers available to students, through experiencing projects and meeting various STEM professionals, working in areas across the business. Understand about the future employment opportunities that the engineering industry can offer your students.

Build strong links with a local employer – connect with a local employer to develop staff and student experiences, with the aim of creating a longer term partnership. Help to boost your students’ confidence in making career choices and support the development of their employability skills. Find out more about the skills and competencies required for a career in a leading engineering and technology company, gain ideas for future collaboration (e.g. work experience, mentoring, speakers). Develop your own understanding on how real life engineering and technology can inspire your students to consider STEM careers and further study.

Enhance your advice on careers options– gain useful information about how to support students to make careers choices within STEM, taking into consideration future growth areas within STEM industries and both academic and vocational career routes.

Employer background

Reliance Precision is a specialist mechanical engineering company, with over 50 years' experience in providing custom-built, high reliability products to customers in the UK and internationally. Their engineering capabilities include design, development, prototyping, manufacturing, assembly and test. They supply to a wide range of markets: scientific and medical systems, laboratory automation, aerospace, defence and space.

They have a strong apprenticeship scheme accredited by the IMechE which they deliver through their training department.  This means that as part of the placement, you may have the opportunity to be given some hands-on experience of machining and an awareness of industry relevant CAD/CAM equipment.

This placement will provide an appreciation of how the business works, which will give you credibility when discussing the modern world of engineering with your colleagues and students, and help you become an ambassador for the engineering industry.

You can follow us on twitter @Reliance_LTD or connect via LinkedIn at

To find out more about Reliance Precision, visit our website


This placement offers you a:

  •  unique chance to experience STEM work in modern industry and use this insight to transform careers guidance throughout your school
  •  invaluable CPD opportunity which will equip your school or college to respond to the Government’s careers strategy

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