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Graduate Training Scheme: Mechanical & Electrical Engineers

Directorate of Estates & Campus Services
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
24,298 - 25,023
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Role Description

This is an interesting and challenging opportunity for graduates of Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, offering a genuine route to further your career and continue gaining experience towards Chartered status.

The University of York is working in conjunction with the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)  to establish a fully accredited Graduate Training Programme.

You will gain invaluable skills and experience, whilst being  mentored and supported by professional senior engineers.   Your mentors will  support you and regularly review with you your Continuing Professional Development Record, to help you ensure you get the maximum benefit from this training opportunity.

In addition you will benefit from receipt of training from the University’s central award winning Learning and Development Team.

Elements of the scheme will include:

  • Two projects, each for the duration of six months: To involve trialling a new piece of technology or implementing a performance improvement.
  • Training covering Technical, Management, Health & Safety, Values & Ethics.
  • Networking Opportunities.
  • Structured work placements in different sections to broaden engineering knowledge.
  • Carrying out improvement initiatives and leading a team.
  • Learning how to audit activities.

Further information on our scheme, our Department, the University and our location is provided in the Candidate Brief. Informal enquires can be made to Paul Bushnell, Estates Works Manager,

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