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Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Development Programme

Category :Graduate
Duration :Ongoing
Salary :£28,000 pa + £2,000 joining bonus
No. Jobs :Various
Location :Nationwide

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About the role:
Designing world-leading power systems is one thing. Actually seeing them through to fruition is something else entirely. And that's where our Manufacturing Engineering team comes in. Join our Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Development Programme, and you'll have a vital role to play in delivering our customer promises, and achieving the most exacting standards. Life in this team is about continually developing processes, acquiring capabilities and exploiting technologies that will keep us at the forefront of global manufacturing. Drawing on your practical mindset and relentlessly inquisitive nature, you'll help to transform ideas into physical products, and our significant order book into profitable reality. This is work that you can be genuinely proud of.

The programme

Our Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Development Programme will prepare you for a career like no other. You'll be based in one of our businesses, so you can expect to gain an end-to-end knowledge of manufacturing engineering in Nuclear, Marine, Civil or Defence Aerospace. That knowledge will be gained as you work on live projects during three four-month placements in capability acquisition, product introduction and continuous improvement. In addition to these placements you will partner with your fellow graduates to deliver your own improvement project. Along the way, you'll undertake comprehensive training and be supported by line managers, career coaches and your own development consultant.

What you'll do

Manufacturing Engineering places a big focus on teamwork. So you can expect to collaborate with great minds in a fast-paced, high-tech environment. You could take on real responsibility as you introduce major pieces of equipment, develop efficiency-improving manufacturing systems or tackle continuity threats. Or you could be integrating activity for manufacturing launch plans, helping our suppliers develop more efficient methodologies and introducing new materials specifications. It's complex and challenging work that will get your career off to a great start.

What you'll need

Technical abilities are a must, so we'll want you to bring at least a 2:1 MEng or MSc degree or equivalent. Good A-Levels (or comparable qualifications) at grade B or above in Maths and Physics or Chemistry are also essential. You should be a great team player too, with excellent communication skills, real flexibility and plenty of initiative. Finally, your inquiring mind and resourceful approach means you'll relish the opportunity to solve complex problems and share your ideas.

What you'll get
  • Competitive salary
  • Work towards professional membership of bodies such as IMechE, RAeS, IET
  • Bonus schemes
  • Financial assistance for additional study
  • A competitive pension
  • Leisure facilities and numerous sports societies
Who we are

Our high-performance, integrated power solutions are at the cutting edge of technology. From powering huge commercial vessels to nuclear submarines, supersonic fighter jets to highly efficient passenger planes, or rail locomotives to luxury yachts, we go above and beyond to create better. And it's all thanks to our people. Whether they work in engineering or finance, manufacturing or project management, our 50,000-strong team work together to deliver excellence in the air, on land and at sea – to customers in 150 nations around the world.


Trusted to deliver excellence.

We recruit, select and develop our people on merit, irrespective of their race, colour, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other characteristic.