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Our Graduate Programme

We pride ourselves in being the leaders in our field and we want to ensure we are recruiting the highest calibre graduates to contribute and make their mark on the business. We want dynamic graduates to develop an even more dynamic culture.

Our graduate programme allows dynamic individuals a dynamic future!

The programmes are all about development and preparing you for your future career. We require you to be committed and driven as well as contributing ideas. If you believe you have what it takes we can offer career opportunities to match your potential and rewards to match your achievements including flexible working hours offering a greater work life balance.

You’ll receive dynamic and supported development opportunities, a generous holiday allowance, life and health insurance and a lifestyle package offering discounted goods and services. We believe that commitment and support from both parties is positive and will ensure future success. Career development begins on day one and will continue through your time with us.

We are a big believer in professional development and will support you and allow you to establish links. Our graduate programmes will support your transition from student to working life through mentoring and our structured programme.

Engineering Graduates

Engineering Graduates will be placed on a 24 month programme which start every September  which see you rotate through different placements. Through each placement you will be able to build on technical and business knowledge, play a part in decision making and add input to projects.


Systems Engineering involves the interdisciplinary application of many different engineering principles that enables the realisations of successful systems. This is achieved through the engineer incorporating an approach that takes into account all of the factors that can affect the system through its entire life cycle. A typical day is highly varied and can range from defining customer needs, system design and test through to deployment of completed systems.


Key responsibilities include analysing software requirements, modelling software components, delivering high quality working code, implementing test cases and producing documentation. This role provides exposure to all aspects of the software development lifecycle whilst working alongside many experienced and highly-skilled engineers. The role allows a certain amount of creativity to deliver innovative solutions to some of the challenges which the business faces.


Working within multi-disciplined project teams this role involves mechanical design during all phases of the development life-cycle.  Responsibility for the integrity of the mechanical design solution including safety, the cost of design, ease of manufacture and systems integration of mechanical solutions; the role takes a holistic approach to mechanical engineering.


This role involves electrical and electronic design during all phases of the development life-cycle.  The role works with both the analogue and digital elements of electronic systems of avionic and vehicle platforms to provide the services such as power, communications/networks, safety circuits, computing, control panels. These sub-systems need to be integrated into the platforms and you will be involved in testing to prove that these systems work and meet the customer requirements.

You will need: 2.1 or above in a relevant degree discipline for all

Other Business Graduates

We realise that graduates can contribute so much to General Dynamics, our future and our culture. A growing and dynamic workforce is important to us and we see graduates at the centre of this. We are currently seeking graduates in varied areas of the business to develop and a build a career with us on a structured 24 month graduate programme.

Project Management

Our Project Management Graduates work in a variety of projects taking responsibility for project management activities such as; scope management, scheduling, resource management, risk management, monitoring & control and progress reporting.

What you will need: Minimum 2:1 in a relevant degree discipline such as Programme Management, Business Management, Engineering with Management.


As an active member of the Commercial team you will be working on the administration and day to day management of contracts and sub-contracts, providing commercial guidance to the business.

What you will need: Minimum 2:1 in a relevant degree discipline such as Business, Finance, Commercial and Law.


Within the Finance team you will gain exposure to many aspects of management and project accounting including financial analysis, reporting and planning.

What you will need: Minimum of a 2:1 in a relevant degree discipline such as Finance and Accountancy.