TTP plc. Full-time 2019-11-13

PhD Student Internships

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


We are always happy to hear from PhD students who are looking to undertake an internship.

As a technology consultancy, we work across a wide range of industries, from healthcare, to industrial technology, to aerospace & defence (to name just a few). An internship here will see you working within one of these sectors, putting your technical and research skills to work within a commercially focused context. Whilst you can expect to develop your existing skill-sets, you will find yourself growing in new ways: interacting with clients, seeing how business operates and being a valuable contributing member to multi-disciplinary teams. This is the opportunity for you to see how your academic knowledge and skill-sets could be used within an industry setting.

Your placement will be shaped around a project – this could be an internal TTP project, or one of our current external client-focused projects – and the process of concluding what this should be is very much a two-way one. We are interested to hear what your interests and skill-sets are, and this will form part of a conversation throughout the application process so that we can determine what project(s) may be a good fit. Of course, once here, there is scope for engaging in work occurring throughout TTP and having as varied an experience as possible – in fact, such collaboration and involvement is very much encouraged.


We would be able to accommodate internships for individuals who are, broadly, within the following disciplines: Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical/Electronics, Software, Aerospace), Physics, Mathematics, Biology/Life Sciences.

As a product development company, we naturally engage in hands-on science; we therefore have a preference for individuals with experience of, or evidence of an interest in, the practical applications of their subject - outside of the purely theoretical.

We are open to applications year-round and the dates of any placement can be discussed on an individual basis.

Please note, that these are internships for students in the middle of their PhD, rather than individuals who have completed their PhD. If you fit into the latter category, then you would be very welcome to apply for one of our permanent roles.


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from pleasant surroundings on our own Science Park in Melbourn, South Cambridgeshire. Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas and technical collaboration, while providing you the freedom to do your best work. Employee benefits include:

  • 25 days’ annual holiday, plus bank holidays (annual leave is pro on a pro rata basis if here for less than a year)
  • Discounts and memberships to local sports facilities and the theatre
  • Private Medical Insurance (depending on length of internship)
  • Cycle to Work scheme (depending on length of internship)

How to apply

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