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Mark Cox - University Talent Acquisition Assistant

University of Bradford students have been employed in all areas of the business at Cummins, on short and long-term placements, and through the company's graduate programme. Mark Cox tells us what they're looking for in a new recruit: "We are looking for students who, along with a strong academic background, are ambitious, driven, and match up with our company core values."

"Cummins has recruited University of Bradford students for many years, across all of our function areas," Mark says.

"We've always found them to be enthusiastic, motivated and equipped with the skills to succeed."

"Innovation is more than a word at Cummins. It’s ingrained in our culture, our vision, our mission and our values. The concept of innovation at Cummins dates back nearly a century ago when Clessie Cummins applied improvements that advanced the diesel engine," Mark says.

"Throughout the almost 100-year history of our company, our product innovations have enabled us to develop technologies to meet and exceed stringent emissions regulations across the globe and provide our customers with the products they need to be successful."

Cummins employees.

If that sounds like a company you want to work for, then there are a number of routes to take.

Cummins offers graduate programmes, 12-month industrial placement positions, and three-month summer internships in:

  • design engineering
  • manufacturing/mechanical/electrical engineering
  • product engineering
  • shop operation
  • manufacturing support
  • product development
  • systems
  • quality
  • purchasing
  • supply chain management
  • IT
  • finance
  • HR 
  • marketing

'Exciting and flexible career'

Mark says: "Cummins' hire to develop strategy offers graduates an environment where they can experience structured development opportunities across its diverse range of engineering and business-related functions. With our broad international reach, we can provide long term, exciting and flexible career pathways.

"Once you become a part of Cummins, the emphasis you place on commitment and dedication to your career aspirations plus your people skills, combined with a natural communication style are the attributes that will determine the speed with which you progress.

"From the outset, you will be provided with a structured training plan. Cummins offers employees generous training grants for postgraduate qualifications and will, wherever possible, support you to achieve chartered or professional status. Upon completion of your two-year graduate training programme you are eligible to apply for any vacancy around the world.  For undergraduates, placement opportunities are available for 12 months, with bursaries to the most outstanding students.

"We are looking for talented students who are ready to face new challenges, be given new opportunities, learn new skills and your journey with us could take you around the world."

Get connected

Mark says there's no need to wait until you're filling out an application form to get in touch with Cummins. "Take advantage of careers fairs, company presentations, skill sessions. Cummins also offer the opportunity to connect with the graduate team on LinkedIn, along with other social media platforms and email, and we encourage students to connect with us."