Naval Architecture is a whole boat engineering discipline. This means that as a Naval Architect you'll not only be involved in the design of vessels, but also all aspects of manufacture right through to launch, test and commission. In the case of our businesses, you'll work to ensure that our surface ships and submarines do what they should do.
A large part of the work involves computer based design. However, you'll also get extensively involved in other activities too – such as computer simulation modelling and physical model tank testing.
Welcome to Naval Architecture 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.
- 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:-
- Submarines: Naval Architecture, Ship Science, Marine Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Marine Technology with small craft and marine technology degree disciplines preferred.
- Maritime Services: Naval Architecture, Marine Technology degree disciplines preferred.
- Naval Ships: Naval Architecture degree disciplines preferred.
In terms of personal qualities, you’ll also need strong organisational ability and excellent communication skills. You’ll know how to collaborate effectively with a wide 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.
- Graduate: £28,000 per annum
- Industrial Placement: £18,000 per annum
- Summer Internship: £16,800 (pro-rata) per annum