Our Graduate Scheme is open!


Why choose our Graduate Scheme?

SMD is looking for graduates who wish to grow their talent, realise their potential, with a passion for engineering excellence to become SMD’s next generation of innovative engineers and contribute to the company’s continued success.

SMD’s Graduate Engineer Development Scheme is focussed on developing engineers for SMD’s sites in North East England. The duration of the scheme is two years after which permanent employment may be offered in a variety of engineering disciplines. Graduates joining the business will experience a scheme enriched with an understanding of complete product life cycle from bespoke design for a client through to manufacture, commissioning and thereafter customer support.

Download our graduate packs using the links below to find out if a career at SMD is for you!

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Involvement in world-first engineering
  • Support to achieve Incorporated/Chartered Engineer status
  • Potential overseas rotations
  • Free onsite catering facilities, Bupa private healthcare, contributory pension scheme

Hear from one of our graduates

"I chose SMD because of the opportunities that were available to me and also because I would be able to rotate around the different areas of the business. Each area of the business offers opportunities to learn about different products, functions and processes which helps you develop as a well-rounded Engineer. As a company, SMD have been supportive and eager to help me develop.

One of the highlights of my career so far at SMD has been working on their research and development projects. It is exciting to be involved in new product development because you get to see an idea develop from a concept to reality and to know you have been part of that process is really exciting, not to mention that it gives you really good experience!"

Dominic Kent - Graduate Mechanical Engineer

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