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Engineering Graduate Programme

Graduate programme
Technology: Consulting & Project Management
£29,000 + £2500 joining bonus
23rd January 2017

Programme Overview

This graduate scheme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE). It provides graduates with a sound understanding of the technical and practical skills needed to be an engineer of the future. The programme contains a blend of technical and practical skills training. You will also develop the competencies to work on projects at some of the UK's leading power stations. You’ll be mentored throughout the programme by experienced power industry Engineer to help you gain professional registration as IEng or CEng.

Programme Outline

In this two year development programme, you will receive a broad base of technical and behavioural training, interwoven with a range of engineering placements.

  • Years 1 and 2 Training
  • Specialist Technical Skills Courses
  • CMI Diploma in Team Leading
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • Environmental & Chemistry Skills Courses


Engineers are critical to the delivery of a Power Generation Business and during the scheme your contribution will be required on key engineering projects in a variety of engineering functions, these may include:

  • Operations - Working with the Production teams to optimise the efficient and flexible operation of a modern Power Station. This could include maximising the thermal efficiency of a forced draft, hybrid cooling tower on a CCGT Power Station to optimising the start-up performance of 500MW coal fire unit.
  • Maintenance Shutdown - Management of Non Destructive Testing activities on an HRSG 4 year Pressure Parts Inspection or Day-day management of a contractor on a £ multi-million maintenance shutdown.
  • Power Station Engineering Support - Placements in an internationally recognised Centre of Engineering Excellence, for example a pressure system life extension creep life analysis in Steam Raising Engineering, a Gas Turbine boroscope inspection in Turbine Engineering or a Safety Critical System plant modification evaluation in Electrical Control & Instrumentation.
  • Commercial - Supporting a Thermal Performance Test on a 500MW Coal Fired Unit or evaluating the optimum time to take a CCGT Power Station maintenance shutdown within our Asset optimisation teams.