Petros Vlamis | Graduate Development Programme 2013 - 2015
When I applied, I honestly believed this is the best engineering graduate scheme out there, better than any other household-name engineering company offers. After the first few months I could already tell it exceeded my expectations and completely justifies my original view.
I have been handed projects that matter, and was also encouraged to participate in the daily operations of the business and to take opportunities assuming responsibilities along the way. On the side, I have felt the company invests in me by timely training for the development of soft- and hard-skills and knowledge. I believe this is the best graduate scheme in structure, ideal for young engineers, offering a fair-size experience in all functions of a company, including both manufacturing and product development, as well as technical sales!
Rebecca McGinty | Graduate Development Programme 2014 - 2016
“Through the Graduate Scheme I’ve had the chance to try my hand in a variety of roles including; R&D, Technical Sales, Business Solutions and Manufacturing. Working overseas in our American Operating Company was a particular highlight of mine. There are so many opportunities for young engineers at Spirax and I would wholeheartedly recommend applying for the Graduate Scheme.”
Rebecca Carter | Graduate Development Programme 2016 - 2018
"The Graduate Scheme enables you to develop both who you are as a person and your professional career. There’s a vast variety of placements to choose from with additional projects such as Young Enterprise or STEM available. The key part for me was the international placement – a chance to experience other cultures while progressing my career.”
Emily Robinson | Year In Industry Student
"My year in industry placement has been hugely rewarding; I have been able to gain experience in many different aspects of the business while focusing on my degree lead career path. I have also been able to push myself to take up opportunities I wouldn’t have had access to otherwise.”
Andrew Aiken | Technical Apprentice
"The apprenticeship allows me to gain knowledge, experience and a good general understanding of what Spirax Sarco does and how they operate. It has also given me the opportunity to go on and do a HNC followed by a HND in Mechanical Engineering and I look forward to tackling any new challenges the future may hold"
Callum Ross | Technical Apprentice
In the first year of my apprenticeship I was involved in training at an offsite location focussing on areas such as turning, milling, CNC programing and CAD (computer aided design). This gave me a good insight and understanding of working in an engineering environment and it was a good stepping stone for working in the main machine shop.
The company are very good at working with the apprentices to ensure they are placed in a position that suits the individual’s interest and abilities, and for two years I went to college for one day a week studying level 2 and manufacturing courses. This is a great scheme which has given me the skills needed to help my development in the workplace.