Application And Software Engineering Graduate Trainee 2024

Type: Graduate

Bosch Rexroth supports mechanical and plant engineering challenges around the world with its cutting-edge technology and unique industry knowledge. With our cross-technology portfolio, digital services and comprehensive service, we are the partner for machines and plants. WE MOVE. YOU WIN.

Each year we take on a small number of graduate trainees.

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The Role

In the future our customers will require more software based solutions to control their applications, so we are growing by investing in our software and application (SNAP) team. Although you will initially be based at our St Neots site, you will work closely with colleagues at our Cirencester and Wakefield sites, as well as those out in the field, and of course our customers who have high expectations of the products and the service we provide.

As a graduate trainee you will bring your expertise in electrical engineering and programming to the role, as we want you to be able to get involved straight away. The tasks you work on will vary as you develop, and will be dependent on customer need, but once you have completed your initial training a typical week could include the following:

  • Creating application software to fulfil customer specifications for new solutions.
  • Model-based development.
  • Impact analysis of functional change requests.
  • Creation of sales and relevant project documents.
  • Project and process management including implementation, verification, validation and customer specific commissioning.
  • Supporting our customers with a selection of control hardware and system commissioning, including supporting at customer sites.

A key requirement of the role involves interacting with customers, as the solutions you work on go into their real life applications, so we need more than just strong technical competency. You will also have the excellent entrepreneurial, leadership and interpersonal skills required to be successful including:

  • Results orientated; with a desire to exceed targets and push yourself and others to succeed
  • Future orientated; learns from failures, encourages creativity and manages uncertainty
  • Resilient
  • Proactive and self-motivated; including taking responsibility for driving your personal development by using and maintaining learning strategies for personal and professional growth
  • Able to build high quality and lasting relationships at all levels
  • Effective networker
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; effective communication, collaboration and cooperation
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

As part of your training you will have a placement at another site for 6-12 months to enable you to develop to widen your network and broaden your knowledge into a range of areas from factory automation through to industrial hydraulics. While training you will develop capability in different areas such as:

  • PLC programming
  • Preparing Functional Design Specification(FDS)/Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Controls architecture
  • Simulation
  • Commissioning
  • HMI/Visualisation
  • Development of safety-relevant functional elements.
  • Protocol (e.g. Profinet, Ethernet IP)
  • Drives (AE)
  • Drive Sizing (AE)
  • Networks
  • Security
  • IOT
  • Database (e.g. SQL, NoSQL)
  • IT Languages (e.g. C++, Java, HTML)
  • OS (eg Windows,Linux,IOS,Android)

Please note you must have the right to work in UK for this position as sponsorship is not available.


  • Degree in a relevant discipline eg. Electrical/Electronic/Mechatronic Engineering
  • Programming ability 
  • Software development skills
  • Able to take responsibility for your own development and complete the required training and evidence of training
  • Good planning and documenting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good standard of written and spoken English
  • Able to understand customer expectations and deliver to deadlines
  • Must be prepared to travel and stay overnight on a regular basis
  • Full UK driving licence

  • C, C++, python or other relevant programming languages
  • Experience of Linux operating system
  • Working knowledge of MS Office packages
  • Knowledge of electric drives and controls
  • Additional language skills

Additional information

  • Competitive graduate salary 
  • Additional benefits include: Pension, 26 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), Life Assurance, staff discounts, Perkbox, Cycle to work scheme, Employee Assistance Programme.
  • You must have the right to work in the UK.
  • You must be able to travel for this role.

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