Graduate Programme – Mechanical Engineering

Type: Graduate
Region: South West

Graduate Programme – Mechancial EngineeringEngineered to protect. We protect what matters – our nations, our waters, our land, our cities, our people, our environment, our world.Join us.

The SEA Graduate scheme is a two-year programme starting in September 2024, designed to give you real responsibility from day one. It will provide you with general operational, customer, commercial and people management exposure in key areas with smaller rotations across Production, Business Development, Project Management, Supply Chain and Finance to build on your broader skills. 

As an SEA Graduate you will have the opportunity to become involved in real live client projects, learning as you go and making decisions that impact our business. You will have supported training workshops and development mentoring sessions to equip you with the skills you need to progress and develop your career within SEA. We believe this is the best way to give you the knowledgeand experience you need to grow, unlock your talents, and prove your capabilities.

As a Graduate Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for the designing and developing the mechanical elements of electromechanical and mechanical systems. Able to liaise with customers, suppliers, project teams and subject matter experts on technical issues relating to system design, implementation and verification.

Produce documentation to company standards including calculations, 3D CAD models and assemblies, manufacturing drawings and technical reports. Requiring a high degree of computer literacy with experience of MS Office, SolidWorks including simulation and FE analysis

What we offer

Your work, your contribution, deserves to be recognised and rewarded. Have a look at our top benefits below and click here to see everything we can offer you here at SEA.


  • All Staff Bonus, Hybrid/flexible working arrangements, Half day Fridays.
  • Private medical health insurance & Employee Assistance Program, Wellbeing centre, Canada Life GP and financial advice
  • Electric vehicle charging points at all sites, Free on-site parking, Onsite showers and toiletries provision


What youll be doing

  • Be a team player with good communication and people skills, dynamic and driven, with a desire to improve knowledge and understanding.
  • Produce stress calculations to support your design work, using a combination of first principles, design codes and FE analysis.
  • Produce the technical solution and be capable of describing it adequately to senior members of staff to ensure it is well defined, optimised and understood.
  • Work to correct technical assurance, quality assurance, systems engineering and associated acceptance criteria.
  • Input into estimates of engineering effort and duration to deliver work packages.
  • Work accordingly to project milestone dates.
  • Work with Project Managers to support the provision of accurate progress reports and escalate emergent risks and issues.
  • Be confident and technically credible to their team and peers.
  • Begin to understand the technical trade-offs associated with determining priorities and fit for purpose.
  • Share technical knowledge and best practice.
  • Work well in the design team and support others to achieve deadlines.
  • Complete mechanical designs and analysis using SEA approved tools (Solidworks).
  • Produce technical documentation inc. Test Specs, Trials Plans & Reports.
  • Conduct trials and testing locally and off site.
  • Work with other Engineers to design and prove technical solutions
  • Identify technical risks within the team and project areas with support from senior staff

The skills you will need

  • A Mechanical Engineering degree or similar
  • Analytical and communication skills
  • Experience of using Solidworks or CAD

Join us and be part of something smaller – with 350 people in the UK and Canada – doing something bigger: protecting what matters. 

If you would like to know more, please 

email our Emerging Talent Team: emergingtalent AT

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