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Graduate Product Designer

Orion Electrotech

Graduate Product Designer Do you have a degree in Product Design or Industrial Design? In an exclusive partnership with our client, we are currently helping them find a new Graduate Product Designer

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Production
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Location:
Witham, Essex
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£24,000 - £28,000 per annum

Graduate Production Engineer

Rise Technical Recruitment

Rare and exciting role on offer for a Graduate Production Engineer looking to join a global manufacturing company where you will be given excellent training and development, whilst progressing your career into the Production Manager. Do you have a degree

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Witham, Essex
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£24,000 - £28,000 per annum
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Production
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£28,000 per annum

Graduate Test Engineer

Tata Consultancy Services

Are you a graduate with a passion for delivering excellence? Do you enjoy problem solving and have an analytical mindset? Do you enjoy working in a fast paced environment? Are you looking to kick-start your career in Software Testing? Are you available to

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Production
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£21,000 - £25,000 per annum

Graduate QA Engineer

KH Recruitment

You will be part of dynamic team, working and learning in an agile environment, responsible for Quality Assurance of new features and products as they are developed and released. The QA team works alongside the Development and Support teams in order to cr

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£21,000 - £25,000 per annum
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Production
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£18,000 - £22,000 per day

Graduate Quality Engineer

Bennett & Game Recruitment

Job Profile for Graduate Quality Engineer - CB137026 Graduate Quality Engineer required. My client are a well established specialist plastic moulding company based in the Guildford area, working predominantly throughout the Electronics and Automotive sect

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£18,000 - £22,000 per day
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Production
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£20,000 per annum

Graduate RF Test Engineer

Redline Group

Are you an Electronics Graduate looking for your first step in the industry? A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Graduate RF Test Engineer based in Madley, Herefordshire. This job would suit a recent graduate with an interest in working wit

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£22,000 per annum

Graduate Production Engineer

Candidate Source

A global specialist in the design and manufacture of resilient metal seals, gaskets and ancillary components are seeking a Graduate Production Engineer to join them on a 12-month placement. They are a rapidly growing multi-national business with operation

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£22,000 per annum
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Production
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Location:
Witham, Essex
Salary:
£18,000 per day

Graduate Quality Assurance Coordinator/Proof Reader

Schawk

The Quality Assurance Coordinator is responsible for checking all artwork for copy, design and technical errors, correcting and rewriting copy, general admin duties. Duties: To complete the QA training and pass the end of training assessment. Understand a

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Witham, Essex
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£18,000 per day
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Production
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(Graduate/Junior) Test Engineer - Life Sciences Software

Edgar Cowen

Our client specialises in developing software in the life sciences sector. The software is deployed in the cloud with a powerful database at the back-end used on both Windows and Linux infrastructures. They are looking for a technically skilled individual

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Graduate Production Engineer

Rise Technical Recruitment

Rare and exciting role on offer for a Graduate Production Engineer looking to join a global manufacturing company where you will be given excellent training and development, whilst progressing your career into the Production Manager. Do you have a degree

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Witham, Essex
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Industry:
Production
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Salary:
£20,000 - £23,000 per annum

Graduate Electronics Test Engineer

Enterprise Recruitment

Electronics graduate - Audio Oxfordshire A globally recognised audio company that specialise in top of the range products for sound are looking for Test Engineers from graduate to junior level to join their consistently expanding organisation. As a Test E

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Graduate Test Engineer

Search Consultancy

You will be a talented individual with strong problem solving skills, a technical mind and a desire to learn about software. This is an ideal opportunity for a physics or engineering graduate or post-graduate. Training will be provided in software enginee

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Location:
Harlow, Essex
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£24,000 - £26,000 per annum

Graduate Test Engineer

Future Engineering Recruitment

Graduate Test Engineer Harlow £24,000 - £26,000 Basic Training Great Progression Development Pension Are you a graduate looking to become a test engineer with the IT / Networking / electronics industry? Join this growing and progressive company that a

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£24,000 - £26,000 per annum
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Industry:
Production
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Salary:
£18,720 per annum

Graduate Production Engineer

Fox Resourcing

Our client is looking to appoint a Graduate Production Engineer to employ over the summer months or for 12 months. Hours are Monday to Friday 08.00-17.00pm. Job Description: Our client is an industrial wipes manufacturing company based in Corby Northants.

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Graduate Quality Engineer

GK Search

Graduate Quality Engineer - Certification Are you an Engineering Graduate that is hungry and keen to progress into a Certification Engineer position? Can you interpret engineering drawings? Are you looking for a challenging role for a global leader in the

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£22,000 - £27,000 per annum

Junior / Graduate Production Engineer

IntaPeople

An industry leading and rapidly growing manufacturer within the Stroud area currently require a Junior / Graduate Production Engineer to join their team. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, within a rapidly growing company who can offer

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Graduate Production Engineer

Fox Resourcing & Recruitment

Our client is looking to appoint a Graduate Production Engineer to employ over the summer months or for 12 months. Hours are Monday to Friday (phone number removed)pm. Job Description: Our client is an industrial wipes manufacturing company based in Corby

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Graduate IT Quality Assurance Engineer (Up to £25K)

EMBS

As Quality Assurance Engineer (BI) , you will be part of an agile development environment, building and working on enterprise grade software systems on top of the Microsoft .NET development stack. You will thrive in a highly collaborative environment, app

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£20,000 per annum

Graduate RF Test Engineer

Redline Group

A fantastic job opportunity has become available for a Graduate RF Test Engineer based in Madley, Herefordshire. This job would suit a recent graduate with an interest in working within the field of Electronics, Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave engineer

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Contract
Industry:
Production
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Location:
Harlow, Essex
Salary:
£24,000 per annum

Graduate Test Engineer

Future Engineering Recruitment

Graduate Test Engineer Harlow £24,000 - £26,000 Basic Training Great Progression Development Pension Are you a graduate looking to become a test engineer with the IT / Networking / electronics industry? Join this growing and progressive company that a

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Location:
Harlow, Essex
Salary:
£24,000 per annum
Job type:
Graduate job
Contract type:
Contract
Industry:
Production
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Helping you find a career in the Production industry

Roles in industrial production are all about how manufacturing businesses go about making their products. Manufacturing is a wide sector, covering FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods, i.e. toiletries or laundry detergents), food and drink, pharmaceutical products, as well as fridges, washing machines, cars and even ships. The UK manufacturing sector generated over £360 billion in global sales in 2016.

Production roles can focus on product design, manufacturing systems, quality management, or production management – supervising the whole manufacturing process. Essentially each of these areas is responsible for a different stage in the manufacturing process. While some roles may be more office-based, many roles in this industrial production will also involve spending a significant amount of time working with teams in factories and production facilities. Many roles in industrial production can be working in-house within manufacturing businesses or working in agencies or consultancies with a range of clients.

Product designers and engineers will work at early stages in the process, working within multidisciplinary teams to bring a new product to life, using a variety of different design tools (including CAD – Computer-Aided Design tools) to bring a product from a concept to a manufacturing spec. Depending on the nature of the product, you may also spend time speaking to customers and clients to understand what elements of a new product might, or might not, appeal to them.

Manufacturing systems engineers help design the manufacturing systems and processes in factories and assembly lines. A key element of these roles is to ensure that products can be made cost-effectively, efficiently and in the right volumes. In manufacturing systems engineer positions you will work with a number of different disciplines, from product design to marketing to sales, ensuring that the business’s processes and systems are working in the right way for the business’s commercial goals.

Quality technicians and managers’ roles involve designing and implementing systems and procedures to ensure that an organisation’s products are being manufactured to the required standard. Roles can be quite specialised based on the exact sort of products an organisation is manufacturing, and can involve working with legal, compliance or marketing departments, alongside working with teams on-site in factories.

Production managers will oversee the whole manufacturing process, ensuring that the manufacturing systems and processes are set up to produce the products to the right standards, in the right volumes and as efficiently as possible. Production managers will be involved in establishing the schedules for each stage in the manufacturing process, as well as making sure that the factory has the right staff and resources to manufacture products efficiently. You may also be involved in the product design phase, advising designers and engineers on the feasibility of manufacturing products.


Skills & interests required for a career in Production
Across all specialisations attention to detail, systematic thinking and the ability to explain complex ideas and processes to non-specialists will be critical parts of your success.
Technical skill-sets required will differ depending on the nature of the role:

A product designer will need experience working with design tools and testing potential product designs.

Manufacturing systems engineers will usually work with a number of different software tools, including CAD as well as process management software tools.

Quality technicians will need to work with different software packages to create models to predict and improve the failures in the manufacturing process. While you may not need specific experience with a particular software package, it is essential that you are highly numerate and IT literate.

Production managers will usually need some experience of (and interest in) creating organisational design models.
- Attention to detail
- Critical Thinking
- Design
- Product Development
Graduate schemes & other typical career progression routes in Production
Many larger manufacturing organisations will hire graduates into production roles through graduate recruitment schemes, during which you might operate across a number of the different stages of the manufacturing process over the course of 2-3 years. Usually once you have completed the training programme you will be invited to specialise in a specific discipline.

Larger organisations may have several layers of management in their manufacturing processes, from more day-to-day focused positions working more hands-on with manufacturing staff and sites, to more long-term strategic positions involved in planning investment decisions in new facilities or techniques. There are a range of professional qualifications you may be invited to study to broaden and deepen your range of skills in Production, for instance the Certificate in Operations Management.
Product Designers and Engineers may work more closely with Research and Development scientists, in which case you may want to specialise in the more technical side of the job, or you may be required to work more closely with Marketing, Finance and Sales departments to get a better understanding of your customers’ requirements and the business’ priorities.

You may want to consider taking additional business and design skills courses during your career through the Design Business Association or the Chartered Society of Designers. Typically progression will depend on the size of the organisation you work for, and if you are working in an agency or consultancy moving into senior design roles will likely involve greater responsibilities for client management and potentially selling consultancy services.
Tips for getting into the field
Speak to your careers advisor to discuss your interest in the field and also to see whether your university has any partnerships with particular organisations which might lead to work experience programmes or industrial placement years through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

Many larger manufacturers will run summer internship programmes, or industrial placement years – these can be competitive to secure a place on, but highly rewarding and can often lead to a full-time job after you complete your studies.

To work in most roles in production you will need to show an interest in the ways in which businesses go from a product concept to selling a manufactured product. There will be significant differences in processes used by businesses depending on what sort of product the factory is making – shampoo is made and sold quite differently to aeroplane engines! Think carefully about which areas you might be most passionate about before applying.
How much can graduates earn in Production?
Most roles in production and product design will begin at a trainee/junior level, with a salary of £20,000 to £25,000, although the larger graduate schemes may offer higher salaries of £25,000 to £30,000.

Mid-level roles can be achieved after a few (3-5) years’ experience, usually offering a range of salaries from £30,000 to £45/50,000. Senior design or production management roles will typically pay £60,000+ and will often entail significant amounts of budget and team management. At large manufacturers there is scope to earn significantly higher salaries later on in your career, depending on your area of specialisation.
What qualifications do I need for a career in Production?
Production roles may require academic qualifications (undergraduate or postgraduate degrees) in related fields (organisation design, business or management), while in certain sectors – particularly in pharmaceuticals or technology – you may want be required to have an engineering background.

Larger manufacturers’ graduate schemes can often be open to applicants without degrees in related fields, though you should always check the requirements before applying.
Read more about the Production industry
https://www.managers.org.uk/about-us
https://www.manufacturinginstitute.co.uk/
https://ciltuk.org.uk/About-Us/Professional-Sectors-Forums/Sectors/Operations-Management
https://www.engc.org.uk/
https://www.theiet.org/index.cfm
http://www.imeche.org/
https://www.csd.org.uk/
https://www.quality.org/
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