Our UK Graduate Programme is designed to help you develop a broad and deep knowledge of our business and your chosen discipline.

The two-year programme combines various placement opportunities with experiential learning, focused training and personal development. From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and immersed in our business, immediately working on live projects. In addition to the rotational work placements, graduates will be supported with a Graduate Development Programme, designed to develop their broader work skills, from continuous improvement techniques and project management skills to tips on building networks and managing careers.

We recognise the importance of development in terms of helping you achieve your personal ambitions and deliver against our business goals. As a graduate at Doncasters, we will provide you with training and development to help you develop your business skills, build your professional network and achieve your full potential. Because we understand that the early stages of your career can be daunting and full of new experiences, you will be assigned a mentor who can advise and guide you when you need that extra bit of support.

Entry Requirements

Successful candidates will have a minimum 2.2 Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline, be eligible to work in the UK and must demonstrate:

  • An enthusiasm for taking on new opportunities.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • A methodical and structured approach to work, with a commitment to doing your best and delivering on your promises.
  • An ability to collaborate effectively with wide variety of people and build strong partnerships.
  • A drive for self-development.

Scheme benefits include:

  • Starting salary of £25,000
  • £2,000 ‘Welcome’ payment
  • Graduate Development Training Programme
  • Mentoring
  • Regular development reviews
  • 33 days’ holiday per year
  • Competitive pension scheme

Application process

All candidates should apply should apply via email to laclarke@doncasters.com by Thursday 22 March. However, we strongly encourage early applications as we will commence first-stage shortlisting prior to the closing date. Applicants will go through a series of strength-based assessment methods, either online or face to face, concluding with an assessment centre. Assessments may include a selection of the following:

  • Psychometric testing (online)
  • Personality profiling (online)
  • Face to face technical and competency interviews
  • Presentations
  • Role plays
  • Practical exercises

Throughout March first stage interviews will be held at various sites around the UK and this will be followed by the assessment centre in late April.

Written offers will be made in early May to successful candidates.

We welcome and encourage applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.