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Internships


Please note: Like many businesses, COVID-19 has forced us to re-think our approach to all aspects of our business, including our intern program. Over the summer months we’ve experienced great success with our interns working remotely from our main office. Until the risks associated with COVID-19 are reduced, we will continue to offer remote working internships. Please contact us for more information.

Peratech’s ethos is to attract diverse skill-sets and talents then promote personal and team learning and growth to support the company’s ever-expanding development needs. We treat our interns no differently:

We will help you achieve their goals and aspirations, to grow as an individual, and to start you career in the best possible way.

During your time at Peratech, you'll work alongside Peratech's award-winning research team, gaining valuable experience and commercial-lab skills in a real-world environment. In addition, our most senior team members will actively mentor you. They'll provide you with insights into industry best practices and encourage you to explore new ways of thinking to solve day-to-day technical problems. In return, they expect you to participate in the analysis and decision-making process.

Our intern programme has completed many projects that have delivered real value to Peratech. Just from the last few years, our interns have:

  • Developed rheological test procedures to quantify the behaviour of inks, enabling Peratech to optimise deposition properties for various printing methods
  • Investigated the surface characteristics of composite films using white light interferometry to determine and address root causes of sensor-to-sensor variation, making our sensors outperform the competition in key performance parameters
  • Design, developed and implemented factory automation routines for mass-producing our nanoparticle inks that increased product quality while decreasing production costs and manufacturing time
  • Developed and wrote automated analysis routines for common sensing system tests using MATLAB that reduced analysis time from hours to minutes
  • Built a finite element analysis (FEA) model of our sensors to predict the sensor performance impact of changing key mechanical integration design parameters reducing design cycles and time to market by six to nine months.

Interested in learning more about Peratech or about available Summer or annual internships? Please contact us: internships@peratech.com.

Quotes from our interns


Ramin Lolachi

I found out about the possibilities of internship at Peratech through Dr Tim Wiles. Peratech seemed like an exciting company where I would find opportunities that would both match my current skills base and help develop it. It also offered a window into learning what it is like to work in the tech industry.

I started my internship after completing my PhD in Planetary Science at the University of Oxford. The majority of my time has been spent looking at Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations around Peratech's sensor testing method. The project aims to explore, through numerical simulation, the nature of probe tip behaviour during this procedure as well as investigating the future applicability of FEA to the company's goals.

Working on such a complicated problem has really cemented my understanding of FEA, which I'm sure will of great benefit to me in my future career.

Peratech is a great company to work for. The nature of what you find yourself doing is very dynamic, and that keeps things from ever being boring!


Mufaddal Totanawala

Toward the end of my 2nd year in Bioengineering at the University of Sheffield, I realised I was quite interested in programming. I started looking for summer opportunities where I could get a bit of experience in software development, and learn best practices in the field.

During my search, I came across Peratech, and when I dug a little deeper, I found Peratech's technology quite fascinating. I also remember reading that Peratech's QTC nanotechnology received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation, this achievement was also a motivator for me to work at Peratech since it showed that the company really valued innovation.

My job was to create an application on MATLAB to analyse data received from Peratech's force sensors during batch testing. I also was working to improve application usability and data visualisation.

The summer internship made me competent in MATLAB and enhanced my problem-solving skills. This was really helpful as MATLAB was a tool used throughout my degree in modules such as medical physics and control systems. This internship gave me a deeper understanding of the software, which benefited me with those modules and for my final year project.

The data analysis skills that I gained over that summer still benefit me in my current job as a Graduate Project Manager at ARM. The work I did at Peratech gave me a solid foundation into data analysis which currently helps me ask the right questions early on and prevent last-minute surprises in my project.


Katherine Carter

In the fourth year of my Master of Chemistry degree, I did a fair bit of coding, which I enjoyed a lot. I wanted to gain more coding experience, and I was looking for an industrial placement that would help me do this. I spoke to a previous Peratech intern, who learnt a lot from his time there and highly recommended it as a place that could help me.

During my time at Peratech, I have done a literature search of sensor technologies to try and find new materials that may aid research here. I have also helped to develop an app for (Shelf-life) data analysis and added additional code to a pre-existing app to widen its analysis capacity.

I've really enjoyed learning more about coding in an industrial setting and tackling problems in different ways. It's definitely improved my coding skills, and I'm sure it'll be a big help as I go on to do my PhD. Life at Peratech has been really fast-paced with a wide variety of tasks. But that does provide a real fun element to the work, and everyone has been friendly and helpful, so it didn't seem so daunting.