Noise and Vibration Engineering

Our graduate Noise & Vibration Engineers spend two years in specialist teams creating and testing equipment that ensures noise and vibration levels fall within specification.

The Noise & Vibration Engineering Department (NAVED) is a specialist team of engineers, who together focus on issues of radiated noise, acoustic noise and vibration. You'll be responsible for testing new and in service equipment to ensure that radiated noise and vibration levels fall within specification. At the same time, you'll also get involved in designing solutions to potential problems in these areas. This might see you dynamically balancing rotational equipment to reduce the noise profile of a new machine, creating instrumentation rigs to cope with often unique environmental conditions during trials or even working with Navy teams to address an existing issue. Working in NAVED will expose you to advanced technologies in the field of noise and vibration engineering such as, but not limited to, MeScope 3D modelling and FE analysis programme. Welcome to Engineering in the real world.

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What you’ll need

To succeed in this area, you’ll need a minimum 2:1 Bachelor's degree in an IMechE accredited degree, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance. In terms of personal qualities, you’ll need strong analytical skills, a logical approach and excellent communication skills. You’ll know how to collaborate effectively with a range of internal and external customers. Also, as you might be required to support trials at short notice, we ask you to be flexible and driven. As a company committed to talent, we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds and with many different skills, experience and perspectives.

Where could you be?

Submarines: Our Submarines business employs 5,000 people across several UK locations and has built every submarine currently in service with the Royal Navy. Working in NAVED is unusual because of the amount of work the engineers do off site on products outside of the Submarines business, for example our Noise & Vibration Engineers have also worked on the Type 45 Destroyer, Terrier Armoured Vehicles and AS90 Mobile Artillery Unit.

Graduate Development Framework

This is our two year scheme, which develops people who are passionate about and show great potential in their chosen field in Submarines based in Barrow-in-Furness. Through a mix of study and on-the-job training in multiple placements, you’ll steadily acquire the skills and experience needed to become a Noise & Vibration Engineer. Starting salaries range between £25,000 and £28,000 dependent on relevant work experience and academic qualifications. While on the scheme you’ll also receive regular salary and performance reviews and be supported to work towards chartered engineer status with a relevant institution.

Learning and development  

We’ll encourage and support you to realise your potential. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, and gain insights that can only come from real world experience. 

Opportunity Overview

  • Salary: £28,000
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Location: Barrow-in-Furness (Cumbria)
  • Region: North West
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Other benefits...

  • Starting salaries range between £25,000 and £28,000
  • You’ll receive regular salary and performance reviews

Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Science

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