Graduates

Overview

Overview

At GKN Aerospace, we are always looking for talented individuals with skills and passion to join our global teams. 

We offer hugely varied and rewarding careers in a truly international business working at the forefront of engineering technology and innovations.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Our graduate programmes give a unique introduction to GKN Aerospace and allow you to set your own goals and explore your interests.

Rewards and benefits

To attract and maintain the best people, it goes without saying that we offer competitive packages. However, we believe the main appeal is the opportunities we provide for you to develop your chosen career and achieve your true potential.

Our graduate programmes are highly personalised and enable you to set your own goals and explore your own interests within our business. Throughout your graduate journey, we give you the opportunity to test and grow your technical and personal skills. We provide support and mentoring as you work on real projects, solving real problems and delivering real change. We aim to match your capabilities and aspirations to our strategic and operational needs – ensuring a thriving business for us and a fulfilling career for you.

A commitment to you

We work at the cutting-edge of manufacturing, creating new technologies and innovative products for our global customers. 

Our three divisions offer an unrivalled breadth of engineering expertise and experience. So, whether you are interested in helping us design a new aircraft wing; develop more efficient drive systems; if you understand how powders can change components; or you've a flair for building excellent relationships with our partners, there is a career path for you.

We aim to deliver the best technology today and develop innovative technologies for the future. We work with our customers to deliver electric and hybrid vehicles, lightweight materials, fuel-efficient systems and cost effective solutions to help them stay ahead. We are always looking forward, evaluating our markets and working with our customers. Be it 3D printing, electric hybrid vehicle technology, advanced composites, future wing designs or energy storage, GKN Aerospace is well placed to lead the way.

Engineering at its best
Automated fibre placement machines in action at GKN Aerospace, Western Approach, UK

During your placements across our businesses you will be working as part of a global team, giving you the opportunity to develop language skills, experience different cultures and work with a diverse range of people. 

Many careers in GKN Aerospace, provide the opportunity to travel and, in some cases, to live and work abroad right from the very beginning.

Whether you envisage a career as an engineer innovating to overcome technical challenges or as an executive helping to lead the business, choosing GKN Aerospace means you are joining a global engineering network with wide-ranging opportunities.

A truly global company

Meet our graduates

Hear what some of our graduates have to say about working at GKN Aerospace and find out more about some of the exciting projects they get involved with.

Graduate FAQs

  • Once I have applied for a graduate programme vacancy, how long will I have to wait to hear if my application has been successful?

    This will vary, however the recruitment team for the programme you have applied for will aim to get back to you regarding the status of your application as soon as possible.

  • What is the assessment process for each of GKN Aerospace’s graduate programmes?

    It will depend on the programme you have applied for but could include any of the following; telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, technical interviews and assessment centres. 

  • Can I apply for more than one of GKN Aerospace’s graduate programmes?

    Yes, all of our programmes are different so you may apply for as many as you wish. 

  • How can I find out about the status of my application?

    Once you have applied you will automatically receive an email to notify you that your application has been received. As soon as a decision has been made regarding the status of your application, a member of the recruitment team will let you know. 

  • I have a disability, what support will GKN Aerospace offer me with my application?

    GKN Aerospace will always make adjustments for candidates who have special requirements. If you need additional support at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform us.

  • Do you accept applications from candidates who require a work permit?

    If you require a work permit to be a part of one of our programmes, please contact the hiring manager for the programme that you are applying for. 

  • Does GKN Aerospace reimburse travel expenses for assessment centres?

    Yes, GKN Aerospace will reimburse reasonable travel expenses if you are invited to attend an assessment centre. You will receive further details regarding the process for claiming back these expenses in your invitation. 

  • What is the starting salary for GKN Aerospace’s graduate programmes?

    This varies depending on the programme. GKN Aerospace offers competitive packages however we believe the main appeal is the opportunities we provide for you to develop your career and achieve your potential.

  • If I’m successful, when will my starting date with GKN Aerospace be?

    This will vary by programme. You will be notified of start dates during the selection process. 

  • I don’t have an engineering background, can I still apply for a GKN Aerospace graduate programme?

    Yes, we offer a range of programmes in different functions. Search our programmes to find out more