Aircraft carriers are every bit as big as they sound. In fact, they weigh over 65,000 tonnes. And we’re helping to build two of them for the MOD. And that’s just one of the projects our naval architects are involved in. Over the course of two years, you’ll experience the full breadth and complexity of our work through a number of placements. 

WHERE YOU CAN JOIN US

See the list below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Naval Architecture programme for autumn 2017. But no matter which team you join, you could be based anywhere in the UK. That’s why we ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.  

MARINE AND TECHNOLOGY – PLYMOUTHLearn more and apply

We’re a strategic partner to the MOD and the Royal Navy, helping to improve efficiency at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. Our unique facilities and infrastructure mean that we can undertake 100% of submarine refits, as well as around 75% of UK surface fleet refits and 50% of fleet maintenance work. Half of the Royal Navy surface fleet is base-ported in Devonport, including Type 23 frigates, the Amphibious Assault fleet, and their hydrographic vessels. That’s the kind of epic engineering projects we take care of. To get involved in them, you’ll need to have a technical grounding in your relevant field, along with the ability to think on your feet and challenge yourself. And because we love to help promote STEM subjects amongst kids, it would be great if you were up for getting involved with our work in local schools.  

 

OUR LOCATIONS

The majority of graduates are based in Devonport (Plymouth) with a small number based in our Bristol and Keynsham offices.

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MARINE AND TECHNOLOGY – KEYNSHAM Learn more and apply

Working closely with colleagues in Devonport, we’re a strategic partner to the MOD and the Royal Navy, helping to improve efficiency at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. Our unique facilities and infrastructure mean that we can undertake 100% of submarine refits, as well as around 75% of UK surface fleet refits and 50% of fleet maintenance work. Half of the Royal Navy surface fleet is base-ported in Devonport, including Type 23 frigates, the Amphibious Assault fleet, and their hydrographic vessels. That’s the kind of epic engineering projects we take care of. To get involved in them, you’ll need to have a technical grounding in your relevant field, along with the ability to think on your feet and challenge yourself. And because we love to help promote STEM subjects amongst kids, it would be great if you were up for getting involved with our work in local schools.  

 

OUR LOCATIONS

The majority of graduates are based in Devonport (Plymouth) with a small number based in our Bristol and Keynsham offices.

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MARINE AND TECHNOLOGY – ROSYTHLearn more and apply

Rosyth might be the most unique of our sites within Marine and Technology. Nearly all our teams have a foothold here, so the range of work is huge. Right now, projects within the oil and gas, renewables and commercial marine sectors are making use of our unique mix of engineering, design and manufacturing skills. In the past year alone, we started work on over 70 subsea modules for BP and completed a complex vessel refit programme. Alongside these commercial projects, we also take on some warship support work and took care of over 50% of the detailed design for the UK’s new aircraft carriers, the largest and most powerful ships ever built for the Royal Navy. It’s epic stuff. Which is why we look for real team players with the right attitude and technical skills to get involved in projects like these. In return, you’ll get experience in five incredible sectors (naval and commercial marine, renewables, oil and gas, liquid gas equipment, and civil nuclear) and enjoy the support of a dedicated graduate management team. 

 

OUR LOCATIONS 

Your home base will be Rosyth, but your placements may also be in Edinburgh, Tyneside, Bristol, HM Naval Base Clyde or Devonport (Plymouth).

 

WE WORK ON A ROLLING APPLICATION BASIS AND THIS ROLE IS NOW CLOSED WHILST WE REASSESS DEMAND AND CURRENT APPLICATIONS. IF REQUIRED, WE WILL REOPEN, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK ON A REGULAR BASIS.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

There’s only one kind of project in naval architecture: big. And big also means rewarding. You could be facing some of the most complex engineering challenges in the UK today, from converting oil tankers to building next generation aircraft carriers. And after you’ve had a taste of the range of our projects, you’ll get the opportunity to specialise in a specific technical discipline.  

As a naval architect, you’ll develop expertise across the design and analysis of floating vessels or structures, including hull form, arrangement, stability, structures, resistance, propulsion, and access. Our previous graduates have developed designs for royal yachts, launched aircraft carriers and managed contractors. They have seen through concept design of offshore renewable devices to build and operation, developed next generation unmanned surface vessel support solutions and even got involved in next generation submarine pre-concept engineering.

WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF IT

The broad overview you get will be the basis for your long-term career. It’ll give you the oversight – and insights – you need to find what you love and pursue it. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a competitive starting salary of £27,000 - £30,000 and our full support as you work towards becoming an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

The entrance degree level required varies dependent on the business location. A minimum of a 2:2 BEng (Hons) degree that is accredited by RINA/IMarEST is vital. Our Rosyth business unit requires a 2:1 BEng (Hons) degree. You’ll also need to satisfy the MOD’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).

Competitive Starting Salary £27K- £30K
£27K- £30K

* Depending on location, role and qualifications.