Graduate Opportunity

Engineering Graduate 2020 - Eastbourne

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Are you a graduate looking for your big break into a global technology business?

Right now we are looking for the next generation of talent to join our global family and become part of the team in our Eastbourne facility.

Careers at Edwards

World Class Engineering Vacuum and Abatement Solutions

About us

Edwards is the leading global supplier of abatement and vacuum solutions for the manufacture of semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells and a leader in vacuum technology for industrial, pharmaceutical, chemical, scientific, process, glass coating and food packaging industries as well as a wide range of R&D applications.

We employ around 4,500 people worldwide in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. We offer a wide range of other pumping technologies and related products, supported by an international sales and service organisation.

Successful candidates will combine academic achievement with personal drive and a commitment to hard work, an ability to work with others and preparedness to be mobile with the skills, initiative and personality to play an integral part in Edwards continued growth and success.

Edwards offers a two-year rotational Graduate Development Programme provides unique opportunities to work in a number of functional / business areas, including an international assignment in one of our many overseas sites.

Sounds interesting?

We're looking for talented graduates within the following disciplines Embedded Software and Electrical/Electronic Engineering to join our engineering team within Eastbourne. Our Graduate Programme consists of multiple rotational placements, including one overseas, where you will get to experience how our entire business operates.

You will be joining a large, global organisation, so there will be opportunities to travel. With such a vast global presence the world is your oyster!

The Role

You will enter the business in to the Eastbourne facility and will, throughout the course of the graduate scheme, spend time on a series of placements in a range of engineering functions. During each rotation, your day to day work will be overseen by a Placement Supervisor who will be responsible for setting objectives specific to that placement.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Delivering allocated tasks and meet objectives as agreed with line manager, placement supervisor and mentor.
  • Performing modelling, design or implementation activities with the supervision and mentoring of senior staff.
  • Verifying and testing technical solutions with guidance from senior staff.
  • Learning the use of tools and equipment of the allocated functional discipline.
  • Learning how to estimate allocated tasks and adhere to agreed cost estimates & timescales by participating in the definition of Work Packages and their incorporation into project delivery.
  • Providing regular and clear technical progress reports to project management, mentor, project supervisor and functional line manager.

About you

You are a talented graduate with a minimum Bachelor's degree in a relevant STEM/engineering discipline. You'll demonstrate our core values of commitment, interaction and innovation in everything you do. You have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your knowledge and achieve Chartered status. When you join Edwards, you are entrusted with a great deal of responsibility from day one. Why? Because we know that you have the drive to develop on your own initiative and the ability to make sound decisions.

Important Dates

  • Assessment Day will be 30th January 2020.
  • Final Interviews will be w/c 24th February 2020.

Benefits & Rewards

If you join us you will be working on some of the most challenging engineering projects of our time, helping to shape the future of energy. You will have opportunities to learn from some of the most experienced and talented engineers in the industry. Our two-year flexible graduate programme will give you the support you need to develop your technical, commercial and consultancy skills. Some of our benefits, to name a few, include:

  • A competitive starting salary.
  • A robust career development plan, including core learning modules and on the job technical training.
  • Global Emerging Talent Forum & a strong global network.
  • Continuous support and mentoring to achieve chartered status with your chosen institution.


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Opportunity Overview

  • January 4th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Eastbourne (East Sussex)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Software

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