Aircraft carriers are every bit as big as they sound. In fact, they weigh over 65,000 tons. And we’re helping to build two of them for the MOD. And that’s just one of the projects our naval architects are involved in. Over the course of two years, you’ll experience the full breadth and complexity of our work through a number of placements.
Where you can join us
You can find out more about the areas of our business offering places on the Naval Architecture programme for autumn 2017 on our website. But no matter which team you join, you could be based anywhere in the UK. That’s why we ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.
What you'll be doing
There’s only one kind of project in naval architecture: big. And big also means rewarding. You could be facing some of the most complex engineering challenges in the UK today, from converting oil tankers to building next generation aircraft carriers. And after you’ve had a taste of the range of our projects, you’ll get the opportunity to specialise in a specific technical discipline.
As a naval architect, you’ll develop expertise across the design and analysis of floating vessels or structures, including hull form, arrangement, stability, structures, resistance, propulsion, and access. Our previous graduates have developed designs for royal yachts, launched aircraft carriers and managed contractors. They have seen through concept design of offshore renewable devices to build and operation, developed next generation unmanned surface vessel support solutions and even got involved in next generation submarine pre-concept engineering.
What you'll get out of it
The broad overview you get will be the basis for your long-term career. It’ll give you the oversight – and insights – you need to find what you love and pursue it. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a competitive starting salary of £27,000 - £30,000 and our full support as you work towards becoming an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.
What you'll need
The entrance degree level required varies dependent on the business location. A minimum of a 2:2 BEng (Hons) degree that is accredited by RINA/IMarEST is vital. Our Rosyth business unit requires a 2:1 BEng (Hons) degree. You’ll also need to satisfy the MOD’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).
Applications for this programme are currently open. To avoid disappointment we recommend that you apply sooner rather than later as we work on a rolling basis and where we experience large volumes of applications, we will close the role early.
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