What is a Graduate Design Engineer?

A Design Engineer is responsible for developing new products or systems, as well as the improvement of existing designs, products, machinery and equipment.

What does a Graduate Design Engineer do?

When you're starting out your career as a Design Engineer, you'll be required to undertake the following tasks:

  • Assisting the Senior Design Engineer in the design of 3D

  • Attending meetings to better understand the clients' requirements

  • Liaising with Senior Design Engineers to update on

  • Producing detailed reports

As you gain more knowledge and experience throughout the graduate scheme, you'll be given more responsibility. After a number of years working within the industry and gaining experience, there are also opportunities to move into a Design Manager role.

What qualifications and skills are required to become a Graduate Design Engineer?

Most employers will usually ask candidates to hold an IStructE or ICE accredited degree in a related subject, such as Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering and Architectural Engineering.

However, due to the technical nature of this profession, some employers may ask for a masters degree in the above subjects as a minimum requirement.

Candidates should also be:

  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic

  • In possession of strong commercial awareness

  • Able to use Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Flexible and able to adapt

  • Able to pay attention to detail

What is a Graduate Scheme?

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