Graduate Development Programme
graduate scheme
Expires15 days

Graduate Development Programme

Job description

We have several exciting opportunities to join our Graduate Development Programme commencing September 2018 to be based in Chard, Somerset. You will join our two-year graduate development programme undertaking specific modules designed for the chosen area of the business you wish to join, building and developing on the knowledge and experience obtained at university. You will have the opportunity to gain exposure to wider parts of the business, learning about our products and how our various business functions integrate.

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?

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.

Product Management/Marketing
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.

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.

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.

What we are looking for

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


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) at least 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 (or similar).

Accepted degree subjects

  • marketing and advertising studies
  • business and management studies
  • mechanical engineering
  • electronic and electrical engineering

How to apply

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

In your cover letter, please clearly specify your area of study and the area of the business you would like to work in. This information is really important to us when reviewing your application.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 05/06/2018

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment

Additional job details

Number of vacancies6-10
Additional location informationChard


Relocation support or joining bonus

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