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Body Engineering Graduate

Apply now Job no: 510572
Work type: Graduate Position
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Body Engineering

We are recruiting for 2 x Body Engineering Graduates, where each of you will become a valued member of our Body Engineering team. As part of your role, you'll drive our team forward. You'll need to be highly proactive, comfortable with working with a high degree of autonomy, and able to integrate quickly and effectively into high-performing cross-functional teams. Your remit will be to provide support for vehicle launches, through the identification and root cause analysis of engineering issues, as well as the implementation of temporary containments and permanent corrective actions.

To excel in this role, you'll need to embody unity, trust, and openness. This role requires an individual who is adaptable and resilient, able to positively adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment, while also juggling multiple tasks or projects simultaneously. You should also possess evidence of leadership potential. Working with a team of experts, you'll be responsible for supporting them towards success.

Your day-to-day activities will include applying a strong grasp of engineering fundamentals to component design and integration, using CAD for the creation or optimisation of component designs, and requiring familiarity with CAE techniques such as FEA. You must also have an awareness of design requirements and constraints relating to different materials and manufacturing methods.

You're not the type to shy away from challenges or seek a role without responsibility. In this role, you will be given the chance to innovate and question existing practices, while also building on your knowledge base. What's important to you is the opportunity to confidently engage with stakeholders from other functions and set your own priorities based on business requirements.

As a Body Engineering Graduate, you are a proactive individual who can work both independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams. Your remit would involve contributing to vehicle launches and implementing engineering solutions. This role offers rapid progression towards more senior positions, making it an exciting opportunity for ambitious graduates.

The Key Requirements...

  • MSc or Meng in Mechanical, Automotive, or Motorsport Engineering
  • Some evidence of additional passion for engineering or commitment to professional development and/or achievement outside of your normal degree course
  • Keen interest in Automotive

At Aston Martin, we are proud of our brand history and the breadth of exposure our employees experience. Here at Aston Martin, our mission is to become the world's most desirable ultra-luxury British brand. To embark on this exciting new era for the business, we need individuals who possess the courage and ownership to write their own chapter on our journey.

Joining Aston Martin means being part of a business that is working towards becoming the world's most desirable ultra-luxury British brand. But no one builds an Aston Martin on their own. Behind these legends and landmarks are hundreds of dreamers, darers, and doers who make 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.

Within this role, there is an opportunity for rapid progression and growth. Progression towards a Lead Engineer role is expected within 2-5 years of completing the graduate scheme. Many previous Body Engineering Graduates have gone on to management roles, showcasing the possibilities for advancement.

This is an opportunity for highly capable and motivated individuals to be actively engaged in business-critical engineering activities. Body Engineering Graduates will have the chance to contribute to new vehicle programs within their first few months, allowing them to rapidly build confidence and gain experience, along with a sense of accomplishment.

The small team size and multiple projects provide limitless possibilities for building networks and gaining exposure to different functions. Body Graduates are actively encouraged to expand their capacity and connect beyond functional boundaries.

At Aston Martin, our products speak for themselves. People stay with our business because of our brand history and the pride we have in our exquisite performance sports cars. We have built a reputation as an employer of choice, known for our commitment to excellence.

The scheme…

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

  • Underframe (Structures)
  • Body-in-White and Closures
  • Interiors
  • Exterior and Lighting
  • Mechanisms and Glasshouse
  • Safety Systems
  • Vehicle Safety
  • CAE (Body Structural and Safety Performance)
  • Body Systems Development and Testing
  • Trim Development
  • Materials Test and Development
  • Perceived Quality and Dimensional Control

This scheme starts on Monday 2nd September 2024.

What you’ll gain…

  • Enrol onto
    • Route to Chartered Engineer (IET/IMechE)
    • Route to Chartered Manager (CMI Level 5)
  • Hands-on experience
  • Become an integral part of the team
  • Mon – Thurs 7.30am – 4.30pm and Fri 7.30am – 12.30pm
  • Full-time onsite in-person learning
  • Gaydon-based with occasional travel to Testing venues and Suppliers 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 being 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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