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Graduate and Undergraduate Opportunities

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
Our Mechanical Engineers turn ideas into products. This involves designing, developing and testing complex mechanical systems.

As a Mechanical Engineer you'll be the one who turns ideas into products. You'll be involved in the design, development and testing of complex mechanical systems. In the early stages of a project, you'll apply scientific principles and technical information to generate concept ideas. After this, you'll select the most suitable design and turn it into a viable solution.

Through 3D modelling and a range of analysis tools, you'll create a detailed design of the product that factors in considerations such as materials, manufacture, assembly, cost and performance – to name just a few.

Our military and commercial programmes require us to push our capabilities and technologies to the limit of what is achievable today. This raises many challenges for the system as it must ultimately meet both our customer’s stringent safety requirements and bring leading edge performance to give competitive advantage wherever applied.

Welcome to Mechanical Engineering in the real world.

 
 

Roles Availabile

 

Our graduate and undergraduate roles open for applications from 1st September each year. These include the Graduate Development Framework (GDF)Applied Intelligence Early CareersIndustrial Placements and Summer Internships.

We ask you that you select and apply to one of our business units and if successful, you will be employed by that area of the business throughout the duration of your scheme.

The following roles are currently available:-

Graduate Development Framework

 

Industrial Placements

 

Summer Internships

 

Entry Requirements

 

To apply, you’ll need to have a minimum 2:1 Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject for our graduate scheme or on course for achieving a 2:1 for our undergraduate schemes.

Specific business unit requirements include:-

  •  Electronic Systems: Mechanical Engineering or related degree discipline preferred.
  •  Naval Ships: Mechanical Engineering and Marine Engineering degree disciplines preferred.
  •  Applied Intelligence: Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering degree disciplines preferred.
  •  Maritime Services: Mechanical Engineering degree disciplines preferred.

 

In terms of personal qualities, you’ll also need to have excellent analytical, organisational and communication skills. Combining your technical and commercial knowledge, you'll know how to collaborate effectively with a range of internal and external customers.

In addition, you need to be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.

 

Learning and Development

 

We recognise that development is key to you fulfilling your professional potential and us delivering our business commitments. That’s why we’ve created schemes where you take ownership of your career aspirations and we give you support, training and practical experience to help you succeed.

First things first: your career with us starts with an induction to welcome you to your chosen UK business. Here, you’ll meet fellow graduates/ undergraduates and find out more about what your future holds. Then, shortly after joining, you’ll be assigned a mentor who can act as a source of advice and insight when you need it.

Whichever scheme you join, we’ll encourage and support you to reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about us, receive world-class training and support and perhaps most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in our projects – gaining the insights that can only come from real world experience.

 

Rewards: the complete package

 
  • Graduate starting salary of £28,000
  • £2,000 welcome payment (GDF)
  • Regular development reviews
  • Mentoring
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Car lease and share schemes
  • 20% of salary available up front as an optional advance
  • 25 days holiday per year
 
Closing dates: Industrial Placements / Summer Internships will close on 31st October 2017; the Graduate Development Framework will close on 30th November 2017 and Applied Intelligence Early Careers operate a first-come, first-served policy – early application advised across all vacancies. Only in exceptional circumstances will roles be available beyond these dates.
 
We are an inclusive employer and recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is imperative to deliver our strategy. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.