Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Wolverhampton 2024

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Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Every 1.4 seconds a flight around the world takes off – and our work is on it. We propel aerospace, defence and the other industries we support far beyond imagination, but there is more work to be done. We need your ideas, inspiration and solutions to continue to help us redefine aerospace.

What does taking part in the Collins Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Programme involve?

Aimed at highly motivated and ambitious individuals eager to be a part of a world leader within the aerospace and defence industry, this scheme is geared towards supporting the accelerated career development of graduates who wish to play an instrumental role in Manufacturing Engineering.

The role is based at Wolverhampton, and this is the home of Actuation Systems at Collins Aerospace. Actuation Systems are the leading experts in fly-by-wire, hydraulic and electro-hydraulic actuation design, Collins Aerospace offers a complete line of actuation products that enhance aircraft performance and reduce pilot workload.

We are looking to recruit a small number of high calibre graduates who can support Actuation Systems with the effective development of new manufacturing technology. It is a really exciting time to join the function and a real hands on approach to leading Manufacturing projects.

You will be part of our wider Graduate community and be assigned a Mentor, who will support and guide you throughout your career with us. All of this is designed to complement your career development, fuel your aspirations, and give depth to your training and career.

You will complete a structured rotational programme over the 3 year’s, ensuring you develop the key competencies of a leading Manufacturing Engineer. This will involve spending time working with our products as well as:

  • Machining Projects
  • Assembly and Test Projects
  • Design Engineering
  • Quality
  • Product Support
  • New Technology Development
  • Industrialisation
  • Self-Sourced Placement.

Development and training to build your career

We recognise that your development is key for you to fulfil your potential in the world of work. That’s why we’ve created a programme that will support your learning to deliver real business value. This includes both technical and soft skill development.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for the best graduates who have the following attributes:

  • Graduates in any discipline who have completed their first degree with a minimum of a 2:1 or MSc/MA (Or Equivalent) in an Engineering Discipline.
  • Hold English and Maths GCSE to a minimum grade C or above
  • Brilliant communicators with a wide range of audiences.
  • Motivated and professional
  • Super organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Passion to work in aerospace and a real desire to make a difference to our customers and our business


  • Starting salary of £30,000
  • Flexible working with the opportunity to work from home
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Private Healthcare and Dental Cover
  • Competitive pension scheme

Equal Opportunities

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at Collins Aerospace including females, Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic candidates and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

DEADLINE 3rd December 2023