Graduate Jobs with Changan UK R&D Centre
The Changan UK R&D Centre is based in Birmingham where a number of graduate roles are available in the company’s powertrain design and development department. Changan UK is a division of Changan, a Chinese company which sits among the first tier of Chinese automotive companies, with its domestic car brand ranked first in its home market; the company also has joint ventures with Suzuki, Ford, Mazda, Volvo and PSA Group.
Changan has three domestic R&D centres in China (Chongqing, Shanghai, Beijing), with four additional overseas R&D centres (Turin, Yokohama, Birmingham and Detroit), forming a global R&D structure of “Five Countries : Seven Locations”, each of which has different and complimentary functions:
- China sites: Vehicle engineering for various applications
- Turin, Italy: Exterior styling
- Yokohama, Japan: Interior design
- Birmingham, UK: Advanced Powertrain design and development
- Detroit, USA: Chassis design and development and autonomous driving technologies
The Changan UK R&D Centre Limited (CAUK) was first established in 2010 in Nottingham, but moved to a long-term facility in Birmingham in 2015. The UK R&D Centre is dedicated designing and developing the next generation of powertrain solutions for the Changan group of companies. The company also has ambitions for the UK R&D Centre to become a World Class leading powertrain R&D centre, promoting green powertrain technologies, as well as powertrain control system integration for both conventional and hybrid powertrain systems.
In 2017, Changan UK R&D commenced building a state-of-the-art advanced test facility on its campus within Parkside, Birmingham business Park, adjacent to the company’s other buildings on the same site. The advanced test facility will enable Changan UK R&D to develop intelligent and advanced systems for future mobility, with the test centre due to become operational during the summer of 2018. The first phase of jobs available in the facility will aid the development of Changan’s next generation engine platform and hybrid transmissions.
Roles Available with Changan UK R&D Centre
The Changan UK R&D Centre offers a range of roles in the following areas, although many roles are targeted at people with several years industry experience:
- Engine Department
- Transmission Department
- Powertrain Control and Electronics
- Powertrain Strategy Planning
- Operation Department
- Centralised Project Management
Additional roles are expected to become available when the Changan Advanced Test Facility is completed in 2018.
Please check the Changan UK R&D Centre’s Careers page for more details of the availability of roles.
Education Requirements for Changan UK R&D Centre
The specific qualifications required will vary by role, but it is essential that candidates can demonstrate a high level engineering degree which is appropriate and relevant to the role on offer.
Please refer to the Changan UK R&D Centre Careers page for specific details of individual roles.
When can I apply for a Graduate Job at Changan UK R&D Centre
Please refer to the Changan UK R&D Centre Careers page for details when to apply for specific Graduate Jobs, as the number of roles available varies according to the needs of the business at any one time.