General Dynamics UK Engineering Graduate Scheme

South Wales and Hastings, South East England
£25,000 plus bonus of up to 10 per cent, depending on individual and company performance.
01 Dec 2016
12 Jan 2017
Job Type
Graduate schemes

The engineering scheme runs for 24 months and consists of up to four six-month rotations across Electrical, Mechanical, Software and Systems engineering.

From day one, you will be involved in delivering innovative capability to the UK Armed Forces and customers worldwide. You will develop new skills that will serve you throughout your career, and receive support throughout the programme and beyond. By being an employee of General Dynamics UK you will be valued and have the ability to make the most of the different opportunities you will receive.

Whilst we know that doing a good job is rewarding in itself, we also offer a highly competitive package with rewards that match your achievements as you progress through the Company. We offer a starting salary of £25,000 plus bonus of up to 10 per cent (depending on individual and Company performance), a structured development programme over 24 months, a competitive benefits package from day one with regular salary reviews, supported training, learning and development, a dedicated Human Resources advisor to support and mentor you, alongside supported mentoring from the business, plus in–depth hands–on exposure and experience on a variety of projects.

We offer Graduate Engineering positions in the following:


Systems engineering involves the interdisciplinary application of many different engineering principles that enables the realisations of successful systems. This is achieved through the engineer incorporating an approach that takes into account all of the factors that can affect the system through its entire life cycle. A typical day is highly varied and can range from defining customer needs, system design and test through to deployment of completed systems.


Key responsibilities include analysing software requirements, modelling software components, delivering high quality working code, implementing test cases and producing documentation. This role provides exposure to all aspects of the software development lifecycle whilst working alongside many experienced and highly–skilled engineers. The role allows a certain amount of creativity to deliver innovative solutions to some of the challenges which the business faces.


Working within multi–disciplined project teams, this role involves mechanical design during all phases of the development life–cycle. The role also involves responsibility for the integrity of the mechanical design solution including safety, the cost of design, ease of manufacture and systems integration of mechanical solutions - taking a holistic approach to mechanical engineering.


This role involves electrical and electronic design during all phases of the development life–cycle. The role works with both the analogue and digital elements of electronic systems of avionic and vehicle platforms to provide the services such as power, communications/networks, safety circuits, computing, control panels. These sub–systems need to be integrated into the platforms and you will be involved in testing to prove that these systems work and meet the customer requirements.


Stage 1: Choose from one of our key disciplines.

Stage 2: Visit our website via the apply button and apply by clicking on the relevant link and complete in full the online application form and upload your CV. This is your chance to tell us all about yourself, so we can make sure you’ll be successful with us. Try to include information that is relevant to the role you are applying for and that allows us to get to know you a little.

Stage 3: If successful, you will be invited to undertake an online assessment.

Stage 4: If successful, you will be invited to a selection event.

START DATE: September 2017