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Our Graduate scheme will be open for applications in September 2019

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.

  • 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

Placement Opportunities

SMD are seeking student engineers who are currently looking for summer or sandwich year placements to join their world leading engineers working on global projects.

We ask that you are currently averaging at least a 2:1 with a view to maintaining your grade during final year. You will be assessed during your placement, if you are hard-working, passionate and share our values the reward will be sponsorship of your final year on the condition that you bring the skills we have taught you back into our graduate scheme.

If this sounds like you, fill out an enquiry form using the link below and a member of the team will get in touch.

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