Graduate Development Programme
graduate scheme

Graduate Development Programme

Numatic International
Time left to apply
7 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

We have several exciting opportunities to join our Graduate Development Programme commencing summer 2018 to be based in Chard, Somerset. You will join our two-year graduate development programme and in your first year, you will gain exposure to the business, learning about our products, how our various business functions operate and integrate. In your second year, you will specialise in your own area, developing your skills and experience. Throughout the programme, you will also have the opportunity to develop an extensive portfolio of skills through a variety of interactive workshops focusing on both personal and professional growth, followed by the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice in the work environment with plenty of coaching and mentoring to empower you to succeed.

Working for Numatic will give you real responsibility, provide you with the chance to be mentored by some of the best in the business, and the opportunity to make your mark on the company as a whole. We want to hear your ideas because you’re the future of our business, and so we will give you the platform to make them become a reality. It’s much more than just a job – so what are you waiting for?

The opportunity

We are looking for talented graduates in the following departments:

Product Development
Product Development is key to our business, without it we would not exist. Our teams are responsible for designing and developing products from concept to market introduction. As we manufacture our products on-site, there are many opportunities to be involved in the whole new product introduction (NPI) process.

Working in our Product Development department will involve working closely with all design and manufacturing teams (i.e. design, electronics, electrical, motors, software, production, purchasing and procurement and manufacturing). Collaborating at all stages of the design process you will work concurrently with all disciplines and departments to get the right product to market on time and in budget.

The Product Development team is of such a size that the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the product development process is a reality and you will be encouraged to seize the opportunity. Product development is not compartmentalised at Numatic, and we offer a broad base on which to develop your skills and love of product development in all its glory.

So, if you are due to graduate (or have graduated) in product design, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics engineering or similar – this could be the right pathway for you.

Manufacturing and production
We manufacture around 5,000 products on a daily basis, and aim to control the key processes that are used in the manufacture of our products, including injection moulding, rotational moulding, laser cutting, robot welding, fabrication, paint and assembly.

As a graduate working within our Manufacturing department, you will be responsible for introducing new products into our factory and improving/enhancing our manufacturing processes to ensure the efficient and cost-effective production of our products. So, whether it’s purchasing and supply chain, assembly, mouldings, inventory, planning and production engineering, all play an important role to ensure our manufacturing processes are fully optimised so that:

  • our products are produced safely;
  • our products are of the best quality;
  • our products are made in the most cost-effective way;
  • our production processes have minimal adverse impact on the environment.

So, if you are due to graduate (or have graduated) in manufacturing engineering, production engineering, manufacturing/production management, business and management or similar – this could be the right pathway for you.

Making sure our products are in the right markets, serving the correct customer base, priced at the optimum level to drive sales and profitability and launched at the right time is fundamental to ensure business success. Whether it’s analysing and researching the market, designing effective marketing campaigns through a variety of media, this is a great opportunity to contribute to the success of the business by ensuring our products are promoted in the most effective way.

So, if you are due to graduate (or have graduated) in marketing, business and management or similar – this could be the right pathway for you.

From the financial reporting of our business accounts, to working with various departments in terms of management accounts and budgeting/forecasting, our Finance department plays a crucial role in ensuring that we have financial control within our organisation whilst managing cash flow to ensure we remain functional.

So, if you are due to graduate (or have graduated) in finance, accountancy, business and management or similar – this could be the right pathway for you.

In return, we offer a competitive salary and benefits, and to make it even more appealing we offer relocation support to help with those initial costs of moving closer to our base in Somerset, easily accessible from the likes of Exeter and Taunton.

Company information

Founded in 1969, Numatic International has a proven track record of designing cutting-edge cleaning products for a wide range of industries. From the iconic ‘Henry’ vacuum cleaner range for consumer markets, to our impressive ride-on scrubber dryer machines for industrial markets – we have over 150 different product lines with thousands of design variations, but we are not stopping there. With emphasis on new product development, using advanced technology (including cordless battery power, autonomous/robotic operation) – we have embarked on an exciting, transformative journey to build on the ongoing success of our business.

We continue to invest in and expand our UK manufacturing capability, where from our impressive facility in the heart of the South West of England, our talented employees can see our products become reality from initial concept through to final production. This is part of the reason we are focusing on investing in future talent to join us on our journey and help design/manufacture our future.

Person requirements

At Numatic, we are all about innovation, common sense and logic. It means collaboration, pushing the boundaries, stretching yourself and others and challenging the status quo to ensure that we are continuously striving to achieve the very best in what we do. You will need to be:

  • A practical, pragmatic and logical problem-solver;
  • An articulate, influential communicator;
  • A collaborative, supportive team-player;
  • A calm, resilient individual able to work with changing priorities;
  • Focused on results;
  • Able to embrace change;
  • Commercially aware

Whether you prefer to be creative and work with concepts and ideas, or prefer to focus on detail, analysing and solving problems – we want to hear from you. We recognise the importance of diversity and have opportunities to suit.

Qualifications and experience requirements

You should be due to graduate (or have already graduated) in one of the following degree subjects (or similar) and be on track to achieve (or have already achieved) a 2:2 overall: product design, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics engineering, manufacturing engineering, production engineering, manufacturing/production management, business and management, marketing, accountancy/finance.

Accepted degree subjects

economics · marketing and advertising studies · mathematics · business and management studies · mechanical engineering · accounting and finance · computer sciences and IT · electronic and electrical engineering · engineering management



£2,000 relocation/joining bonus



How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter highlighting why you feel an opportunity at Numatic is right for you, including what value you feel you could add to our business. Please send this via the Apply button.

In your cover letter, please clearly specify your area of study and what you are interested in gaining experience in.

Closing date: 28/02/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 28/02/2018

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