Gap Year/ Student Placement - Electronics Engineer

We’re looking for an exceptional Gap Year/Student Placement Electronics Engineer, on a fixed term contract, to join our System Development department based in Cambridge (Evolution Business Park). 

The System Development department designs and develops the electro-mechanical robot system – Surgeon Console, Bedside Units and accessories that, together with the surgical instruments and consumables, comprise the Versius surgical robotic system.  This role is within the electronics team which designs and maintains circuits for the robotic system, including motor drives, various sensors, micros, FPGAs, analogue and digital circuits, video circuits and more. This variety allows engineers to gain a wide experience in the field of electronics.  You will learn what it takes to develop the electronics for complex medical devices as we work together on our mission to transform the future of surgery. 

About CMR Surgical

CMR is an exciting and evolving company to be joining right now.  Our commitment to our goal of building a world-class medical devices company is underpinned by the ground-breaking innovation of our next generation of surgical robots and a diverse team of talented and supportive individuals.

At CMR we’re pushing boundaries – enhancing immense human skill with technology to deliver the best surgical care which is why we’re proud to be the Official Medical Device Partner of ParalympicsGB, the team of elite athletes that challenge perceptions of what humans can achieve. The team that inspires us with their determination, their precision and control.

We’re breaking new ground which makes working here exciting, it provides autonomy, opportunity and makes the things you do visible. Come and join us and see what you’re capable of.


It is hard for us to say exactly what you will be involved in during your time with us, but we can guarantee that you will be involved in a variety of activities and develop knowledge and skills to provide you with a broad appreciation of electronics designYour work will add value from day one and you will be included in day-to-day tasks and take on responsibility alongside great peopleHere are a few examples of the tasks you might lead and / or support with: 

  • Supporting the design and test of PCBs and electronic assemblies which have a mixture of power, digital and analogue electronics and programmable logic 
  • Capturing schematics  
  • Helping to define and document manufacturing and test strategies 
  • Working with internal and external manufacturing partners to maintain a design that can be manufactured and tested reliably and repeatably 
  • Debugging issues at PCB and system level and writing technical documents to support findings 

We’re a high growth company and roles can change and evolve. You’ll be willing to turn your hand to anything within the XX remit that supports the team with delivering its objectives.

About you

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have/be:

  • A relevant academic background 
  • A “can-do” attitude is essential: good at “getting things done” 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability and willingness to develop new skills 

It would also be helpful if you have:

  • in your final year of A Levels (or equivalent) looking for a gap year of at least 9 months 
  • applying for your 1-year Industrial Placement as part of your university course in Electronics, Mechatronics, or similar discipline 
  • a recent graduate seeking a fixed term contract with a world-class medical devices company! 

At CMR we’re building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace; what matters most to us is that you identify with our values and are passionate about making a difference so don’t be put off applying if your experience isn't perfectly matched with this role.

We’d really like to hear from applicants from underrepresented groups and we recognise everyone has individual personal circumstances, so we’re open to discussing reduced / flexible / hybrid working hours for this role.

Why Join Us?

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package including a bonus, non-contributory pension, private healthcare which covers pre-existing conditions, annual personal day for every    employee to use however they wish and enhanced global parental leave pay.

We recognise that everyone has a life outside of work and at times we can experience things which are significant and can impact on our working lives. We’ve just launched our Global Parental Leave and Health and Wellbeing leave supporting our colleagues going through the menopause, fertility cycles or pregnancy loss and those going through gender reassignment; allowing them time to look after themselves and those close to them.  

CMR can support with travel reimbursement for in-person interviews, providing you live a certain distance from our offices/ sites or if you need a taxi for access needs. Please just get in touch with us if you have any questions about this, we’re happy to help.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!





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