Job Title:  Student Placement - IT Applications


Leicester, LEC, GB, LE49JQ

Business Unit:  Taylor Hobson
Posting Date:  Nov 20, 2023
Job Description: 



AMETEK is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced analytical, test and measurement instrumentation for the energy, aerospace, power, research, medical and industrial markets.

As a leading global provider of differentiated electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, AMETEK are proud to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges. Their strength comes from four key areas: Niche Market Focus, Growth Model, People and Culture, Performance.

  • Annual sales of over $6 billion with approximately 50% of sales outside U.S.
  • Distributed operating structure with ~18,500 colleagues in over 30 countries
  • Diverse set of niche markets and applications served
  • Core Values include Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork and Social Responsibility


AMETEK is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AME) and a component of the S&P 500





Business Unit


Established in 1886, Taylor Hobson is the world leader in surface and form metrology and developed the first Roundness and Surface Finish measuring instruments.

We provide contact and non-contact measurement solutions for the most demanding applications on a global basis, with a worldwide infrastructure to support our clients; we are a truly global ultra-precision metrology company.

We are pioneers, continually developing our products to meet the ever-increasing demands of next generation technologies, particularly in Optics, Bearings, Space, Defence, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical and Renewable Energy technologies.

Taylor Hobson's world leading brands include: Talyrond®, Form Talysurf® PGI, Form Talysurf® i-Series, Surtronic®, LUPHOScan, Formalysurf® PGI Optics, Talyvel®, Autocollimators, Micro-Alignment Telescope and AMECare.

Taylor Hobson is part of the Ultra Precision Technologies Division of AMETEK, Inc. which is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5.5 billion.




Key Responsibilities


Developing, maintaining, administering, and supporting Taylor Hobson business applications, systems and databases. These consist of but are not limited to:

  • Web Applications: Technologies used to develop our core web applications include HTML 5.0, JavaScript, JQuery, ASP.Net MVC, VB.Net/C#, React, Power Apps and SQL Server 2014/2016.  Our data driven web applications are accessible via our Microsoft SharePoint 365 Intranet.
  • Data Management:  Numerous Taylor Hobson SQL Server databases are hosted on-premise in the Leicester IT Data Centre. Power BI, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and Jet Enterprise are used to develop the essential Business Intelligence required by the business. The successful candidate will work with data extensively and gain real life marketable skills and experience with working with some of these key technologies.
  • CRM Support. Taylor Hobson have recently implemented Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) CRM and released to their global Sales, Marketing and Service teams. The successful candidate will be given hands on training in supporting D365 with our global user base, and the opportunity to develop their customer focused skills.
  • Advancing the progression of current IT projects.
  • Aiding in general IT tasks and support where required.
  • Adding value to the Business Applications Team and IT department.
  • Creating training ‘How-To’ videos and End User guides for newly developed applications and functionality.


Requirements for Consideration


  • EDUCATION – Two years completed of a recognised IT degree course which includes both a programming and database element and requires a year placement as part of the final degree assessment. On track for at least 2:1. Good standard of education to at least ‘A’ level or equivalent plus English (language) and Mathematics to at least GCSE (Grades 5-9) standard or equivalent.
  • IT SKILLS – Working expertise in the use of standard IT packages such as Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel including formula manipulation, PowerPoint and Access) and good technical knowledge around networking protocols and the Internet.
  • DATABASES – A solid understanding of database design and management techniques including querying, sorting, extracting, importing and exporting data.
  • WEB – A sound understanding of web design and development, and competent programming skills including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET MVC, VB/VB.NET/C# and Visual Studio. Experience with REST APIs, JQuery, Full Stack web development, web frameworks such as bootstrap and reactJS and any experience using Git and version control would be highly advantageous.
  • Ability to communicate with a range of different people in different levels of the company and global group.



What we offer you


  • Taylor Hobson offers a fun, relaxed, supportive working environment along with:
  • 1 pm Friday finish
  • Competitive salary and 28 days holiday including Easter & Christmas
  • Perkbox – Corporate discounts, GP service & 24-hour Employee Assistance Program
  • Active sports and social club including annual Christmas party and social events
  • Continuous training provided using world class manufacturing tools and equipment
  • Mentoring and guidance for accreditation
  • Free onsite parking and easy access to the city centre

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.