Mechanical engineering careers guide

Find a graduate scheme

If you're a graduate mechanical engineer in the UK looking for work experience in the industry, a company graduate scheme can improve your career prospects.

Graduate schemes and internships are a fantastic way to begin your engineering career. You’ll receive all the training and support you need and you’re likely to progress quickly. Often, you get the chance to work across different parts of the company so you can find out which areas of work you’re best suited to.

Find a graduate scheme from our resources

Find out more about our services aimed at graduates, such as opportunities we offer, how to keep your skills up to date, events and training and our young members network.

Our free publication Engineering Opportunities covers university courses, engineering career insights, postgraduate courses, graduate employers and sponsorship opportunities – contact us for a print copy.

We also produce a list of Accredited in-company training schemes that operate under our Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS).

Find a graduate scheme from other sources

Gradcracker
The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Engineering Leadership Award Scheme
The Times top 100 graduate employers 15-16 - you’ll need to register for free 
The Guardian’s top 300 graduate employers 15-16
Target

Find a graduate scheme by sector

Aerospace

BAE Systems
Airbus Group
European Space Agency
Rolls-Royce
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran)
Ministry of Defence’s Defence Engineering and Science Group Graduate Scheme and case studies

Automobile

Delphi
Jaguar Land Rover

Construction and Building

Brookfield Multiplex
Arup
Skanska
Robertson
Balfour Beatty

Consultancy

Atkins

Manufacturing

Tata Steel
Sony internships (global)
Unilever

Medical

3M
GlaxoSmithKline
Johnson & Johnson (Batchelor’s students)
Johnson & Johnson (Master’s, MBA, PhD students)

Multiple Sectors

Amec Foster Wheeler
IMI
BOC
General Electric
Royal Mail Group

Power

Shell
Culham
EDF Energy
nucleargraduates
National Grid
npower
Schlumberger
Scottish and Southern Energy

Process

CB&I
• Johnson Matthey
British Sugar
Babcock
ConocoPhillips


Railway

Amey
Network Rail
Porterbrook
Arriva
Transport for London