Graduate Careers At JP Hildreth

Applications for 2017 are now closed

Graduate Careers at J P Hildreth Limited

Join us and design some of the most stylish and effective production lines in the UK

One-year Graduate Development Programme

Will Fletcher graduated in 2015 with a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Leeds University. He joined the Graduate Development Programme in January 2016 as a Project Engineer. Will describes how rubbing shoulders with experienced engineers and project managers has been a brilliant experience.

The Graduate Development Programme is currently closed.

Industrial Placements

Sam Thompson is in his fourth year of a Masters in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He joined jph in January 2016 for eight months on a placement accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Sam says the biggest difference between university and the workplace is how you learn. He makes the most of the wealth of engineering expertise around him and says: "Even though I came to jph as a strictly mechanical engineer, I already feel so much more comfortable working in other disciplines."

The Industrial Placement Programme is currently closed.

Career Progression

Mark Wilford joined jph as a summer intern in 2013. After graduating from Hull University in 2014, he joined the Graduate Development Programme.

Two years on, Mark is a successful Project Engineer. He talks about the learning curve and the opportunities he now has to apply his engineering knowledge in the business environment: "jph gives you real-life responsibility on real-life projects."

Training and Development

As part of a personal development and training plan, we will identify your strengths and provide coaching where you need it. You may be asked to do tasks outside your comfort zone, but there will always be support on hand.

All our engineering projects take place in manufacturing environments. Brian Grace provides training to keep you and others safe when working with equipment in a factory. Brian says: "safety is a fundamental part of what you are doing in your engineering role."

Combining Engineering Skills with Project Management

Tom graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University in 2007 and is one of our most experienced Project Managers. His career demonstrates the progression possible within jph. Tom joined as a Project Engineer. Now a Project Manager, he is directing teams and running multiple complex engineering projects.

Tom, who coaches younger engineers in the skills of Project Management, discusses what makes a good Project Manager.

Experts in the Field of Food and Pharma Manufacturing

The company recruits from the following engineering disciplines: automation, electrical, mechanical, controls, process, chemical, design and manufacturing. We look for a degree at 2:1 or above. All our young engineers have ambitions to become Chartered. Our Code of Conduct, company ethics and values are based on those of the Engineering Council.

Listen to Simon Dickinson, Technical Director, describe the kinds of people the company looks for when recruiting.

Applications For 2017 Are Now Closed

If you are interested in our Graduate Development Programme or our Industrial Placement Programme (and you have, or are expecting, at least a 2:1) then we would love to hear from you. Fill out the form below and we'll send you more information on the application process.

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