Meggitt Corporate Graduate Programme 2021

Meggitt PLC
UK, Coventry
27 Aug 2020
26 Aug 2020
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type
We are Meggitt, we work closely with our customers, and we deliver technologically differentiated systems and products with high certification requirements in Aerospace, Defence and selected Energy markets. At Meggitt our key values are collaborating and building trusted global relationships through TEAMWORK, conducting ourselves with INTEGRITY, striving for operational EXCELLENCE. These core values allow us to become the great company we are today with over 10,000 employees across the globe.

Meggitt Rotational Graduate Programme

Are you a Graduate looking to kick-start your career in Engineering, Operations or Supply Chain?
Meggitt is a global engineering organisation specialising in extreme environment products and smart subsystems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 10,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, and with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

The Meggitt Graduate Programme is an accelerated development programme for those graduating from University. Within our Programme, you can learn about engineering and operations in a global manufacturing environment. You'll be able to utilise your existing experience as well as pick up new skills as you rotate around Meggitt for your four nine-month placements.
In order to fast-track your development, you'll be assigned a senior leader to mentor you throughout the programme, as well as a professional development mentor who will support your progression towards professional status in your chosen field.
Depending on your ambitions and degree discipline, you could work on projects in the following areas:

  • Engineering of advanced technologies for aero, defense and energy applications such as : fire suppression systems development, composite and polymer structures, electrical and control systems, sensing and flow systems, aircraft braking systems, thermal systems, and advanced manufacturing technology.
  • Operations : product delivery, process & operational excellence, supply chain strategy, advanced digital manufacturing technology, manufacturing strategy, manufacturing systems / planning, lean manufacturing and factory optimisation.

The three-year programme consists of four nine-month placements

  • Each placement includes cross-discipline project work and assignments across our divisions to give you a breadth of experience and opportunities to engage with a wide network.
  • One placement will be international.
  • One non-technical placement which could be in strategy, marketing, sales, facilities or other departments, to stretch you and provide you with a rounded skillset.
  • You'll receive technical and commercial training throughout the programme, as well as enhanced professional and personal development.
  • You'll receive mentorship from 2 of the most experienced leaders in Meggitt.
  • Together with your placement managers, you will set clear goals at the start of each placement and receive appraisals at the end to aid your progress and development.

What do I need to apply?

In order to be successful, you will be:
  • A quick learner who is able to adapt to different situations and embrace change.
  • A team player with the ability to motivate yourself and work independently.
  • Able to communicate, collaborate and build trusted relationships with people at all levels, both within and outside of Meggitt.
  • Mindful and considered in the way you approach colleagues and your work.
  • A lateral thinker, able to act with clarity and calm, even at the most challenging times
  • Resilient, resourceful, socially mobile and willing to travel, not afraid to establish new networks and step outside of your comfort zone.

You will have:
  • Work experience in relevant fields
  • A flexible nature for this fast-paced Graduate Rotational Programme. You must be able to travel and relocate every 9 months for a 3 year period.
  • A desire to receive continuous professional development and feedback.
  • The desire to impact an organisation with creativity and innovative thinking.

Academic Qualifications

In order to apply to the Meggitt Graduate Programme, you must have at least one of the following:
  • A Bachelor's Degree with substantial relevant work experience; and/or a Masters' Degree; and/or a PhD in one of the following subjects:
Mechanical / Materials / Electrical / Electronic / Systems / Chemical / Process / Aerospace / Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering Disciplines, or Supply Chain Management
  • Equivalent of 2:1 (UK) or above

Work Authorisation

Meggitt will only employ those who are legally authorised to work in the United States, United Kingdom or European Union. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals who need sponsorship for work authorisation, now or in the future, are not eligible for hire for this role.

Key Information

How long has the Programme been in operation?
  • We first launched our programme in 2012.
Will my pay be adjusted with each placement?
  • Your pay will be regularly reviewed throughout the programme and adjustments may be made, depending on placement location.
Will you support my professional development?
  • Yes, we will fully support your professional development and progression towards chartered status in a relevant field.
What is the recruitment process?
  1. You will need to apply via
  2. After the initial screening, you will be invited to a first stage phone interview
  3. You will then progress to a technical phone interview with one of our leaders
  4. The final stage of the recruitment process is an assessment centre / final panel interview


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