Graduate Opportunity

Engineering Leadership Programme

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Why Choose NI

We work with engineers and scientists to provide answers to the most challenging questions. Through these pursuits, our customers have brought hundreds of thousands of products to market, overcome innumerable technological roadblocks, and engineered a better life for us all. If you can turn it on, connect it, drive it, or launch it, chances are NI technology helped make it happen.

What you get to do with our team

Rotating between the Application Engineering (AE) and Inside Sales (IS) departments, you will rapidly build on the technical knowledge from your degree through a structured training programme. In AE you will work in partnership with our customers to support their application/project and help them overcome their technical challenges. There are also plenty of opportunities to lead our technical training courses and teach customers, travelling within Northern Europe to customer sites or within our office facilities. In IS you will learn how to effectively communicate with customers to understand their technical and business needs and ultimately influence their decision making when purchasing from NI.

NI is a Great Place to Work

Travis, an engineer here at NI, walks us through some of the reasons why NI is a great place to work.

What’s in it for you

  • We hire from many different Engineering and Physics backgrounds, so we have an extensive training plan to bring you onboard and prepare you for the role.
  • Continuous training, coaching and development as you progress through the programme.
  • You’ll be working alongside our experts, gaining a wealth of skills and experience that will set the foundation for your successful career at NI.
  • The environment is warm, welcoming and fun. Your development will be supported, and success recognised and rewarded.

Life after ELP:

  • Business applications of technical knowledge: Geo Account Manager or Technical Marketing Engineer.
  • Technical applications of NI products in industry: Staff Application Engineer.
  • Developing and managing the next generation of ELP Engineers: Team Manager.


You’ll be a good fit for our Engineering Leadership Programme if you enjoy:

  • Interacting with people from all different walks of life.
  • The challenge of problem solving.
  • Combining business understanding with a technical know-how.
  • Working across multiple industry sectors daily.
  • Learning about customer projects, industries and challenges .
  • Unfortunately we will not be able to offer visa sponsorship for our ELP Gradate roles.


25 days paid holiday increasing with length of service, private health care, dental, free eye tests, 50% discount off gym membership.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 1900006F
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £27,500 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Newbury
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical
  • Physics

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