Automotive Engineering

Ref: 4001

In 1915, this company started as a three-man shop manufacturing simple air cleaners for farm tractors. Today, they have expanded their product portfolio and grown into a worldwide corporation with over 11,000 employees contributing to the company's success at over 35 manufacturing locations around the world. By the 1950s, this company had established worldwide sales and distribution through licensing agreements with overseas manufacturers. Their strong client relationships accelerated their international growth nearly 40 years ago. This company established operations in England to support Caterpillar in 1958, and today they service the needs of their customers through operations in 19 countries. This includes their operations in South Africa. From South Africa a broad customer service footprint extends well into Sub- Saharan Africa. Every day, employees at this company entities all over the world are exploring ways to help solve customer problems and apply technology to new markets. Their technological leadership, combined with strong customer relationships and a global presence, will keep them at the forefront of their markets for years to come. This company is a technology-driven company committed to satisfying customer needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development. Our 400 engineers hold over 450 patents. They combine their particulate and chemical filtration technology with other disciplines, including fluid dynamics, structural analysis and acoustics to deliver pace-setting products.

Location: 20 minutes drive from Cape Town City Centre
Car: Yes
Dress code: Semi casual

following fields:
Mechanical Engineering
Automotive Engineering
Technical Fields
Industrial Engineering
Logistics and Production
Once being accepted for an internship with this company, a project will be given to the student according to their study requirements, background knowledge and needs of the company. An internship with with this branch will provide you with great experience in the operating of an international company and provide you with an excellent grounding for your future career.

- Technical background, Engineering Background and /or Business Administration Background
- Strong technical and organisational skills
- Previous work experience, and a hard working and motivated individual

Automotive Engineering

 Ref: 4002

Located in Cape Town, this company has established itself as one of the few local metal pressing operations able to meet the exacting standards of South Africa’s world-class automotive industry and is a leading supplier of safety-critical components. Owner-operated and managed, this company has established new benchmarks for delivering on spec, on time and on budget. The tool room lies at the heart of this company’s success. Employing some of the finest craftsmen in the industry, the company uses the latest technology to produce tools of the highest quality and standard. Spare production capacity is
available to outside organisations wishing to commission tool design and manufacturing. This company uses the solid works modelling package, and can accept Cad data in most common formats. High precision metal forming is the hallmark by which this company has become known. Comprising four production lines and including presses ranging from 60 to 200t capacity. The company is ideally suited to the close-tolerance manufacture of almost any component. All their lines are equipped with despoiler and automatic feeders. Their mechanical presses are interlinked by roller conveyors, to minimise wisp and improve materials handling, housekeeping and ergonomics. In January 2008 the company achieved ISO/ TS 16949:2002 rating, thereby establishing themselves as a World Class supplier into the Automotive Industry.

Location: 20 minutes Cape Town City Centre
Car required: preferable
Dress code: Semi-casual

Working as an intern with the company you will be involved with all aspects of Automotive Engineering related to metal pressings and sub assemblies. You will work alongside some of the top craftsmen in South Africa in this industry and gain excellent experience in High precision metal forming. Your duties will be varied and numerous and you will also gain exposure to areas from planning, design to manufacturing.

The intern should preferably be studying towards a degree in Automotive Engineering, have a strong technical and organisational background, reasonable English language skills, some previous experience
and be hard-working, independent and reliable.

Automotive Engineering


This company is a subsidiary of  a USA-based company. Their have got sister companies . By providing "cradle to grave" product development capabilities, or subset thereof, and a variety of high expertise, sophisticated engineering services that address the needs of engineering and manufacturing businesses, This company is an innovator in its industry sector. Launched as a startup business in Cape Town, South Africa in 2001, this company provides remote or onsite virtual engineering solutions for automotive, trucking, off highway, construction, utility, and military vehicles' major components, subsystems and/or full vehicle platforms. The company offers a range of services that include concept development, prototype build, testing, production launch, and after sales support. Likewise, complete engineering development management services include project management, engineering design, analysis and drafting of drawings and other information required for the production process. Company clients benefit from the company's ISO-approved Advanced Product Quantity Planning process, which ensures the consistently satisfactory completion of assignments, accelerating the time-to-market of new and emerging client technologies. No matter the complexity of the project, this company presents a high value, variable cost alternative for companies that need immediate additional support resources to launch new products, and/or resolve design issues.

Location: 25 Minutes  from Cape Town  City Centre
Car required: Yes
Dress code: casual

As an Automotive Engineering student you will be involved in a range of Engineering tasks according to your skills, interests and university requirements. Further project details specific to the particular intern will be provided by the company after interest in the internship has been indicated.

- Preferably a study background in Automotive Engineering
- Have reasonable English language skills,
- Preferably have Engineering experience according to your field of study
- Be flexible, hard-working, independent and reliable.
- The preferable length of an internship is 3 to 6 months