Dyson has recruited 100 new engineers this year to work on upcoming inventions at its laboratories in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. As Dyson continues to develop new technology, it aims to double the number of engineers from 350 to 700.
This heavy investment in British engineering talent follows James Dyson’s report ‘Ingenious Britain’, which calls for education reforms and greater Research and Development (R&D) tax credits to make Britain Europe’s leading high tech exporter.
Bucking the trend, Dyson is increasing research and development investment and recruiting during the recession. Half of the new recruits are graduates with Dyson spending £1 million every week on R&D.
Last year, Dyson launched nine new machines and doubled its profits to £190 million. Launches this year have included two new Dyson Air Multiplier™ fans: the AM02 Tower and the AM03 Pedestal.
‘It is vital that Dyson – and the UK – invests in engineering talent to stay ahead. As our need for good design and technology increases so does the need for creative and adventurous designers, engineers and scientists,’ said James Dyson.
Dyson is searching for experienced engineers as well as graduates. Areas of expertise include microbiology, fluid, mechanical, electrical, electro magnetic compatibility, thermal, acoustic and software engineering.
‘We are looking for bright minds to help us develop future Dyson technology. People who are unafraid of experimenting, tackling every stage of the design process and eager to prove their potential,’ said Stephen Courtney, head of new ideas.
The recruitment process involves an engineering challenge. Candidates who have never met are given a secret engineering problem to solve as a team. They have to build a prototype and test the solution to destruction. Time is extremely tight, to reflect the fast pace of work across the technology company. Candidates demonstrate their engineering skills and give senior engineers an opportunity to assess group dynamics under pressure.
Visit Dyson careers for more information.
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