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 2018. 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 – PLYMOUTH OR KEYNSHAM (BRISTOL)Learn more and apply

As part of our Marine sector, our 5,500 strong business based out of Plymouth and Bristol (Keynsham) is a strategic partner to the MOD and the Royal Navy. We undertake 100% of submarine refits as well as 75% of UK surface fleet refits and 50% of fleet maintenance work. Half of the Royal Navy surface fleet is base-ported in Devonport, Plymouth including Type 23 frigates, the Amphibious Assault fleet and their hydrographic vessels. 

 

To make the most of the opportunities Marine has to offer, you’ll need to have great technical skills along with the drive and aspiration to develop your career. Our graduates will have the opportunity to use their knowledge from either their engineering or business degrees to help us deliver our world class programmes, develop new technologies and offer end to end solutions for our vast range of customers.

 

Your development programme will have a strong focus on undertaking a number of different placements which will be agreed in line with evolving business requirements and provide you with a high level of on the job training. You will also be given the fantastic opportunity to network and knowledge share your experiences through our modular two year Marine sector graduate development programme. Through these experiences you will come to understand the pivotal role you will play in our future success, how we function as an organisation, our internal culture, the importance of our customers and the wider business environment. 

 

OUR LOCATIONS

Your home base will be Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth or Keynsham, but some of your placements may be at other Marine sector locations. As many of our programmes are available at more than one location you will have the opportunity, at the end of the online application form, to select a second and/or third choice location that you would want your application to be considered for.  

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WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

The activities in this area are many and varied. You might be helping us design the next generation of frigates or other types of floating vessel. Equally, you might be helping us convert an oil tanker or investigating the finer points of resistance, propulsion and access. What’s certain is that you’ll work with – and learn from – some of the most respected naval architects in the world.

You’ll learn how to analyse and design various aspects of floating vessels and structures (including hull form, arrangement, stability, structures, resistance, propulsion and access). In the process you’ll make a real contribution to projects too. Previous graduates here have worked on everything from naval ships and submarines to small boats and offshore platforms. They have helped us design offshore renewable devices, developed unmanned surface vessel support solutions and even been 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 experience and insight you need to find what you love and pursue it. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a competitive starting salary of £28k - £30k 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. You’ll also need to satisfy the MOD’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).

Competitive Starting Salary £28K- £30K
£28K- £30K

* Depending on location, role and qualifications.