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Manufacturing Engineering Paint Graduate

Apply now Job no: 510565
Work type: Graduate Position
Location: St. Athan, South Wales
Categories: Manufacturing

As our next Manufacturing Engineering Paint Graduate, you’ll be a valued member of our Manufacturing Engineering Paint team. You and the team will be responsible for the continuous improvement of the painted body and paint shop facility across Aston Martin's multiple sites. As part of your role, the team and you will deliver robust processes, quality improvements, and new model introduction.

This role will require you to work both extensively on the shop floor and an element of desk-based, focusing on process and quality control. Therefore, this role requires someone who has an interest in working on the shop floor. You’ll be assigned a mentor who will support, train, and guide you to become trained within paint.

In this role, you will be responsible to support paint robot programming activities. You'll be involved in various projects, such as updating the facilities manual and checklist for New Model introduction, Paint SVO and Graphics area setup, and Robot paint Application improvements/problem-solving. You’ll be focusing on AME and CME with the opportunity to commission the facility for new models. You’ll be accountable for quality control, analyse data collected from the painted cars, making necessary adjustments with the support of your team.

You're not the type to shy away from responsibility or where you won't have the opportunity to make a significant impact. This role isn't just about following instructions it's about being at the forefront of innovation and development. In this role, you will have the chance to work on exciting projects, deal with complex challenges, and develop your skills in a way that isn't possible through theoretical learning alone. What's important to you is being able to contribute to a highly specialised and niche field, and in this role, you will have the opportunity to do just that.

As a Manufacturing Engineering Paint Graduate, you’ll have a logical and solution-focused mindset, and an intuitive and questioning attitude where you’ll thrive on challenges and are motivated by the opportunity to continuously improve processes. You’re someone who relishes the chance to learn with experienced professionals and gain hands-on experience where it’s not obtainable from a textbook or university course. This role specifically offers the chance to develop a unique skill set that is highly sought after in the industry.

If you’re interested in making a tangible impact, have a solution-focused mindset, and wish to be forefront of innovation and development within the manufacturing engineering paint field, then this is the perfect role for you.

The Key Requirements...

  • BSc Engineering degree ideally mechanical or Chemical bias
  • Have a logical and solution-focused mindset
  • Keen to gain hands-on experience

At Aston Martin, we take pride in our brand history and the family feel that permeates throughout the organisation. Here at Aston Martin, our mission is to embark on an exciting new era for the business, and we believe that it is the courage and openness of our employees that will drive us toward becoming the world's most desirable ultra-luxury British performance brand.

When you join Aston Martin, you'll become part of a business that is working towards its goal of becoming the world's most desirable ultra-luxury British brand. But we understand that no one builds an Aston Martin on their own. Behind every legendary car and landmark achievement, there are hundreds of dreamers, darers, and doers who make the extraordinary happen every single day. That's why the name of everyone who has ever worn our famous wings is inscribed on the wall of our factory. Your future within this role will enable you to develop skills within paint and robot application, with the opportunity to progress to a lead engineer position.

This is an opportunity for you to be part of a state-of-the-art paint shop and work with cutting-edge technologies. People choose to stay with our business because of the pride we take in our brand history and the reputation we have as an employer of choice. Aston Martin is known for its commitment to excellence and the breadth of exposure offered to its employees.

The scheme…

This is a two-year rotational scheme within different areas of the Manufacturing Engineering Paint department, where you’ll spend specific periods gaining invaluable experience and knowledge within our key areas,  which may include

  • Quality Control and Audit
  • Robot Programming
  • Process setup and Control
  • MBO
  • BIW Manufacturing Engineering
  • Assembly Manufacturing Engineering

This scheme starts on Monday 2nd September 2024.

What you’ll gain…

  • Enrol onto
    • Route to Chartered Manager (CMI Level 5)
  • Hands-on experience
  • Be an integral part of the team
  • Mon – Thurs 6.30am – 15.30pm and Fri 6.30am – 11.30am
  • Full-time onsite
  • in-person learning
  • St Athan-based with occasional travel to Gaydon as and when required.


The Benefits and Perks...

  • Starting salary £34,200
  • Salary increments (subject to performance and criteria being met)
  • Annual bonus (discretionary)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Medical Cover and Health Cash Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Car Scheme
  • Plus, a wide range of discounts with associated partners


The Next Step and time frames...

On application, you will receive an email acknowledgment response of your application received. If you meet the criteria, then the following will apply. At each stage of the following process, you will be advised of the outcome.

  • Online psychometric gamification assessment (not timed)
  • Phone interview – with a member of the Talent Acquisition team (20 minutes)
  • In-person assessment centre – a chance to come and meet the team you’ve applied to join
  • Outcome – we will let you know the outcome of your assessment centre attendance


Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, apply today by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button.


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We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.  We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different. 

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