Get ahead with an industrial placement or graduate training role at Dawson Shanahan

Are you looking to progress a career in engineering? Looking for an industrial placement? If so, you’ve come to the right place. As one of the industry’s most experienced precision engineering specialists, we’re well placed to invest in your development and help you to build a successful career in engineering.


In one of our graduate engineer or industrial placement roles you’ll be working alongside some of the sector’s top professionals, taking on a wide range of responsibilities designed to enhance your skills and advance your understanding of both precision engineering and our business.


Graduate engineers

Upon graduating from university, the next step you take can be critical. Our graduate engineering roles are designed to enable you to follow the correct path and progress an exciting career as an engineer. You’ll have the chance to play a hands-on role in many interesting projects and put the knowledge you gained at university into practice from day one.


Industrial placements

We offer a number of paid industrial placement opportunities to University students whose course enables them to spend a year in industry. If you are looking to gain valuable experience in a fast-paced and challenging environment, our placement could be for you.


Join us for a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month placement that will develop your engineering knowledge and technical skills. You can expect an interesting and enjoyable mixture of on-the-job projects, workshops and activities that combine to improve your theoretical and practical understanding of engineering, while also enabling you to take an important step forward in your career.


What you’ll need:

To join our team as a graduate engineer, you’ll need to have achieved a 2:1 or above in an engineering degree. For our industrial placement, we require you to be on course to achieve a 2:1 or above.


Beyond this, we seek hard working team players that look beyond ‘the problem’ and seek ‘the solution’. It’s our ability to do this as a company that has enabled us to earn the trust and respect of the engineering sector and become renowned for delivering one of the best precision engineering services on the market.


If you think our graduate engineer and industrial placement opportunities might be for you, check out our vacancies for information on applying and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. We accept applications on an on-going basis

Why choose us?

  • We have over 75 years’ experience in precision engineering
  • We work across industry, in such sectors as automotive and aerospace
  • We work with some of the biggest manufacturers in the world
  • We export to 40 countries around the world
  • We help you achieve NVQ 2 and NVQ 3, plus Level two, three and four qualifications, in engineering

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