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Famous the world over for their first product, the revolutionary Dyson vacuum cleaner, Dyson Ltd is a British company which specialises in the design and engineering of innovative products that work in completely different ways to similar products that are already out there on the market. These days, Dyson has products such as the vacuum cleaner, hand dryers and fans.

Founded and owned by Sir James Dyson, the company now employs over 4,500 people all over the world and recruits graduates and young people into a variety of roles. The James Dyson Award and the James Dyson Foundation is part of the company’s mission to encourage innovative design engineering design amongst students and the competition runs worldwide. Both the student and the university win a prize.

While it is definitely true that Dyson is always on the lookout for graduates who are keen to work in design engineering in order to continue the revolutionary design image of the company, there is also a whole host of other careers that graduates and young people could work in within the company. These roles start right from entry level jobs such as cafe assistants to help run the company cafe, to Communications and PR, to demonstrators, finance and Human Resources. Because Dyson sells its products worldwide, there are also opportunities for those young people who would like to work abroad.

Everybody knows Dyson for its innovative designs in engineering so as you can imagine, they are always looking to recruit bright, inventive young people and graduates who will be able to reinforce this image for the company. Over one third of the staff at Dyson are scientists or engineers so if this is your background, Dyson careers could be for you. Students thinking about jobs like this can get involved in the regular competitions and workshops run by Dyson to test out their capabilities - Dyson scouts for talented engineering students around the United Kingdom’s universities. For those who wish to progress in the company, Dyson offer support and mentoring and even arrange changes in department or country for those who wish to move. Those looking for part time, weekend student jobs might be able to get roles such as working as a demonstrator in various retail stores, showing the public how products work.

For graduates who would like to work abroad, Dyson graduate careers are possible in different countries around the world. With a UK head office in the Cotswolds, they also have offices in the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia, for example.

Rather than specific recruitment times, Dyson recruit staff - graduates, post graduates and other staff - as and when vacancies arise. They have vacancies around the world but are also still continuing to expand the company within the United Kingdom so there could be more head office careers as well as graduate engineering careers.University students and graduates who would like careers at Dyson can begin by researching the company online to get an idea of the type of people Dyson look for. If you think you have the innovation, you enjoy experimenting with new ideas and finding solutions to difficult problems, then Dyson jobs and careers, both in the UK and abroad, could be just what you are looking for.

For other graduate engineering vacancies in the UK, check out our full list of specialised and regionalised pages from our main Graduate Engineering Jobs section.

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