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.
Our graduate and undergraduate roles open for applications from 1st September each year. These include the Graduate Development Framework (GDF), Applied Intelligence Early Careers, Industrial 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
- Submarines - Barrow-in-Furness
- Electronic Systems - Rochester
- Applied Intelligence - Great Baddow
- Maritime Services - Portsmouth
- Maritime Services - Cowes
- Naval Ships - Glasgow
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
- Competitive pension scheme
- Car lease and share schemes
- 20% of salary available up front as an optional advance
- 25 days holiday per year