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Work Experience

Norbar welcomes any request from you to apply for a work experience placement. We are able to offer up to a one week work experience placement. The aim of our work experience placements is to offer you a broad understanding of what Engineering is about and will give you the opportunity to spend a small amount of time in most areas of the business to appreciate the broad engineering processes involved in our company.You will get to experience what working life is all about.

Your request for work experience should be made in writing enclosing an up to date CV and/or an online application form (see current opportunities), which should be returned to the address below or emailed to

Human Resources Department
Norbar Torque Tools Ltd
Wildmere Road

OX16 3JU

You will be interviewed by a member of the Human Resources department.This interview should last no longer than 30 minutes.

After a successful interview we will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible to confirm whether we are able to accommodate your request.Please note that a placement will only be confirmed providing we have the necessary resource available for the entire duration of the placement.

A standard one weeks’ work experience structure runs from Monday to Friday, working 9.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday with a 30 minute break for lunch and 9.00am to 12 noon on Friday.Time will be spent in Calibration, Electronics Production, Product Realisation, Special Products, Customer Relations/Sales, Quality Control, Multipliers/CNC, Multipliers Gearbox and Assembly. We will consider requests to alter our standard schedule should you wish to concentrate on a particular area of Engineering.

At the end of the placement, you will receive detailed reports from each of the departments which you have spent time in including a list of learning outcomes and departmental comments.


"During my second year at University I was required to complete a 5-week work placement.  I chose to complete mine in Norbar Torque Tools Ltd’s calibration laboratory so that I could see how an accredited laboratory is managed and how it feels to be an employee within one.


Norbar provided this experience to me with great generosity.  They allowed me to sit into meetings, work alongside employees in different areas of the laboratory and much more.  They took time to teach me as much as they could and continually checked that they were providing me with everything I wanted to get out of my placement.  As a female who had no experience of working in an engineering environment, I was gladly surprised by how comfortable and welcome I felt throughout my 5 weeks.  The work that is done at Norbar is fascinating and I think that more females should look into an engineering career.


I would highly recommend Norbar as a work placement as they truly do care that they are providing you with the experience that you require."

2019 work experience student

I completed my work experience at Norbar Torque Tools this year and it was one of the best placements available in Manufacturing Engineering. I got to see what the manufacturing world is like within a successful company. I saw both the engineering and business sides of the company, with time spent in design, assembly, manufacturing and customer relations.  I also had the opportunity to meet a lot of friendly people who gave me advice on my future career. 

If you are interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing engineering, then I believe that this is the right company for your work experience placement.

2018 work experience student

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