Industrial Placements

Ricardo UK offers year long Industrial Placements to university students. This is an excellent opportunity to apply the theory of your degree to real engineering challenges. Placement students are permanent employees with full benefits doing real project work.

We have Industrial Placements available in Sussex and Warwickshire as well as a small number in Leicester and Cambridge. 

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to graduates@ricardo.com, outlining your preferred location, availability and interests.

Open Days

We are hosting our next open day in Autumn 2020 - exact dates and locations are to yet be confirmed. 

If you have any questions regarding our graduate programme or placements please email graduates@ricardo.com or fill out our form at the bottom of the page. 


Supports the design and development of engines, transmissions, vehicles and hybrid/battery electric drivetrains. Analysis work includes 0D, 1D and 3D simulations looking at fluid flow, thermal, structural and dynamic performance of components and systems.



In the Performance Development department we optimise all aspects of Powertrain Performance, including Power/Torque,  Emissions and Fuel Consumption. Typical activities  include benchmarking of vehicles and powertrains, performance and emissions upgrades through combustion, boost, aftertreatment and fuel system research and development.

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Propulsion Controls:

In the Propulsion Control team we develop, implement and test control algorithms for: engines, hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles, and unusual applications. We study in-detail the fundamental behaviours of dynamic  systems to be controlled, then use our knowledge to create effective and efficient controllers for them

Propulsion Controls

If you have any questions regarding our graduate programme or placements please either complete the form below or email graduates@ricardo.com.