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Job Title: Graduate Automation Engineer Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time Location: Northwest London Salary: 24,000 - £28,000 Graduate – Electrical – Design – Motion Control – Automation – Testing – Commissioning – Service An exciting design & construction c
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Are you a Graduate engineer / Automotive Engineer with a passion for vehicles? This is a fantastic opportunity to support global automotive businesses with a wide variety of exciting vehicle dynamics projects. Salary range of £22,000 - £29,000 commensurat
The Automotive sector in the UK contributed over £15 billion to the economy in 2017, and accounted for over 8% of UK manufacturing, producing 75 million vehicles – from cars to lorries and buses. Many of the larger Automotive manufacturers have most of their Production located in the Midlands and North of England, although there are also businesses in the South, too.
Engineering and Design plays a critical role in the Automotive sector, designing new vehicles and modifying existing vehicles and systems. The Automotive sector in the UK is facing a period of sustained innovation due to legislative changes regarding Emissions standards.
Most graduate employers within the Automotive are large, private sector organisations – many of them multinational companies. There are also a wide-ranging group of independent Automotive design consultancies, manufacturers of specific components (e.g. electrical component or tyre manufacturers), laboratory testing organisations and oil/fuel manufacturing businesses.
Once they build their experience within the sector, Automotive Engineers can specialise in one of three areas: Research & Development (R&D), Design or Production, which correspond to different stages in the process of developing a new Automotive vehicle. Engineers will spend their time in a mixture of laboratory, office and factory sites.
An Engineer specialised in R&D might spend much of their time working to identify properties of different materials, while a Design Engineer will likely focus on designing and developing prototypes for new vehicles or components. A Production Engineer will work closely with the Manufacturing facilities to ensure that the mechanical systems used in Production are correct for the product being produced and working correctly.
Roles can require a mixture of technical (e.g. mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, thermodynamic or pneumatic) and commercial skills, the latter including working within budgets and closely within multi-disciplinary project teams. Depending on the nature of the business you work for, there may be opportunities to travel with work too.