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Graduate Engineer Scheme

Graduate Engineer Scheme


The business

Operating from a 115,000 sq. ft. site in County Durham, Hydram, a Dynamic group company, is one of the largest sheet metal fabrication companies in Europe.  The company manufactures precision sheet metal products, components and fabrications for global customers in a wide range of industries including defence, rail and bus, aerospace, furniture, earth-moving machinery, electronic equipment enclosures and more.  Hydram is part of the Dynamic Group which is headquartered in Michigan USA.

The scheme

Running between September 2022 and September 2024, our programme has been tailored to offer you early exposure into real manufacturing over a 2-year period.  By putting you at the heart of the action you will quickly gain the engineering experience, commercial know-how and decision-making skills required to manage real projects and take a successful business to even higher levels of performance.  Unlike other graduate schemes, the Hydram programme allows you to gain a broad range of experience in all aspects of a manufacturing business in a relatively short time period.

Months 1-6

The graduate training scheme begins with a thorough induction.  Over your first 6 months you will gain understanding of all manufacturing operations and administrative support functions of the business.  Our programme provides hands-on experience for full appreciation of the capabilities and limitations of manufacturing machines and processes.

Months 7-17

After the induction period you will be immersed in responsible positions by completing a number of 2-3 month projects covering key areas of the business such as;

  • Design for Manufacture
  • Production Management
  • Systems and IT
  • Commercial Management
  • Project Management

Month 18

Dynamic group placements, 2-4 week industrial problem solving project at our sister facility, Dynamic Aerospace Fabrications near Derby.  You will experience new ways of working and deliver results in an alternative industrial setting.

Months 19-24

With growing experience and confidence comes more in depth and longer-term projects.  These can be driven by you in the area of the business most suitable, based on success of previous projects.  It’s your career and we take a flexible approach, encouraging you in the areas you enjoy most, where there is a business need.

Upon successful completion of the 2-year scheme you will have the opportunity to take up a full-time position in your chosen field.


  • Competitive salary – £24,000 (Increase after successful year 1)
  • 2-4 week placement with another Dynamic Group company (expenses paid)
  • Pension scheme
  • Dedicated mentor and coaching from industry experts
  • 5 weeks holiday per year
  • Normal hours are 08:00-17:00 Monday-Thursday, 08:00-12:30 Friday

How to apply?

If you would like to apply for the role, please forward your CV and covering letter to Neil Mawson, Training Manager, Hydram, Avenue One, Chilton Industrial Estate, Chilton, County Durham. DL17 0SG.

You can request an application form by following this link >

Leading Sheet Metal Fabrication Supplier

Hydram Sheet Metalwork is a leading supplier of sheet metal and tubular components, assemblies and light fabrications to customers throughout the UK employing over 250 people.

The leading fabrication company provides the full range of subcontract engineering services, including tube and sheet laser cutting, tube and sheet bending, fabrication, powder coating and assembly from its 115,000 sq ft factory in County Durham.

Hydram supplies components and sheet metal fabrications to market leading companies in industries such as shop-fitting and point of display, lighting, earth-moving machinery and white goods.

Hydram – your complete manufacturing partner.

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