Welcome to the 3M Hub

We are a diversified technology company that prides itself on innovation. This innovation enables us to create new technologies to help make the world a safer and healthier place. A quarter of the world's population use our products in some way, shape or form. That's 1.7 billion people! In fact, on average, one of us will come into...

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Typically recruits

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical
  • Civil/Building
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

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3M has 89,000 employees and over 55,000 products.
On average you are likely to come into contact with a 3M product or technology 100 times every day.
3M has invested more than $7 billion in R&D over the past 5 years.
All 3M employees can spend 15 per cent of their time working on independent projects.
3M has over 50,000 issued or pending patents.

Work Placements & Graduate Opportunities

Samantha Mcilroy

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Engineer

What attracted you to 3M in the first place? I hadn’t heard of 3M until I started my dissertation at University. 3M manufacture some particularly innovative adhesive products that I based my project on. My contact at 3M was really...

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David Draper

Senior Manufacturing Technology Engineer

Degree studied and university: Computer Aided Product Design at Nottingham Trent University Current Role at 3M: Senior Manufacturing Technology Engineer at 3M Aycliffe, Co. Durham What attracted you to join 3M? 3M is a large...

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James Cavalot

Graduate Optimised Operations (O2) Engineer

What attracted you to 3M in the first place? 3M were not a company I had ear marked as a potential employer, however I saw an advert for an industrial placement and explored the opportunity. I very quickly realised that I had been overlooking...

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What you see before you look

August 22, 2016  By Kevin Hoffman/3M Storyteller It happens before you even notice. Your eye fixates on certain visual cues before your brain is even consciously aware of it. What your eye is drawn to is the product of evolution. For example, the eye is naturally drawn to faces, so the brain can then evaluate whether it’s friend or foe. For most of human history, pre-attentive processing has been a bit of a black box. Now we are able to peer inside thanks to Visual Attention...

Added: 3rd October 2016

Looking for answers: clean water

August 15, 2016  By Sue Casement/3M Storyteller When you turn on your faucet, you expect clear, drinkable water to come gushing out. For some, the water isn’t drinkable, or there isn’t even a faucet. That clean rush of water would be a great luxury to 780 million people who, according to the United Nations, don’t have access to clean water. In fact, if the entire world lived like the average European or North American, we would need to have 3.5 times the water on Earth...

Added: 3rd October 2016