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Join Wood! It’s a future for all of us. We aspire to shape a better tomorrow by unlocking solutions that address the biggest challenges facing our clients and our society.  

Wood is recruiting Graduate Mechanical Engineers to join one of our business units across the South East of England. 

The office locations in this region are: Reading, Staines, Horsham and Woking. 

As a Wood Graduate you will join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible, to seek the best solutions for our clients.  

The role 

Wood is deeply committed to the development of their people and recognises the importance of growing a talented team of professionals with expertise in mechanical engineering to ensure the future success of the organisation and the Energy and Materials sectors we support. We provide:

  • Technical challenge – develop your core and specialised mechanical engineering skills to a world-leading standard
  • Excellence - Work at a centre of technical excellence for an international company which leads and supports projects executed across Europe, Africa and the Middle East
  • Recognition/prestige - Wood is globally regarded as a leading premium engineering and design firm. Ranked Number 1 International design firm by Engineering News-Record (2019)

As a Graduate Mechanical Engineer you will have exposure to different parts of the business gaining vital skills. In addition to conventional sectors, you can expect to become involved in:

  • Carbon Capture: Industrial clusters, concept development to detailed engineering.
  • Hydrogen: blue hydrogen (w/CCS), green hydrogen, ammonia/hydrogen economy innovation.
  • Future of hydrocarbons: adapting existing facilities and designing ambitious new projects, to produce the next generation of lower carbon fuels and chemicals.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for high-achieving graduates with a desire to learn. The ideal candidates should have a 2:1 MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering (IMechE accredited) and enjoy problem solving / trouble-shooting, detailed analysis, willing to embrace new ideas, and most importantly; take on assignments where the approach or solution isn’t known at the outset.

What we offer within our Graduate Programme:  

  • Four year structured program within your chosen discipline and business unit 
  • Technical and personal development; you will have access to a wealth of technical and personal development resources and opportunities  
  • Accredited Company Training Scheme - with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) through the Monitored Professional Development Scheme (eMPDS)
  • Support throughout your career; Assigned buddy and mentor (Chartered Engineer) and departmental manager to ensure you are supported in your personal and professional development to gain chartered status.
  • Rotations across relevant business areas to enhance your knowledge and experience in order to become a well-rounded and qualified engineer 
  • Meaningful and interesting projects; delivered to leaders of industry across the different Energy and Materials market sectors 
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business 
  • Competitive salary with incremental increases as you progress within the graduate program 
  • Flexible benefits package; inclusive of 33 days annual leave (including public holidays), generous contributory pension scheme, private medical cover, 4x base salary life insurance; all of these and more that can be adapted to suit your own lifestyle 
  • Early Careers Network (ECN); join your peers within our ECN and have the opportunity to support and share ideas with other recent graduates across our business units
  • Global connections; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession 

Application process and deadlines 

  • Upload your CV and enter your details to our recruitment system via the link on the advert 
  • Closing date for all applications will be Friday 10th November
  • We will review applications in November / December 
  • We will then be holding screening calls throughout December with those candidates that fit the criteria below 
  • Shortlisted candidates will receive invitations to assessment centres in January  
  • Assessment centres will take place in January / February depending on location and discipline 

Skills / qualifications

  • Minimum 2:1 MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering (IMechE accredited)
  • Enthusiasm to work and develop your career in Mechanical Engineering within the Carbon Capture and Storage, Green Energy, Recycling, Minerals Processing, Chemicals, Petrochemicals and Oil and Gas Industries
  • Demonstrate initiative, tenacity and excellent communication skills
  • Possess an ability to learn quickly and be adaptable and flexible to match business requirements
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team environments
  • Must have the right to work in UK