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Graduate Job Outreach Limited - Trainee Design Engineer

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: ScotGrad – Graduate Placements for Growing Businesses
Reference: Outreach01
Salary: £18,000  

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Location - Forth Valley

Job summary

Outreach has a great opportunity for a Trainee Design Engineer to develop a range of products for vehicle mounted applications. This exciting opportunity is a first of its kind for manufacture in Scotland. The design role will combine liaison with Europe’s industry leading provider of specialised plastic materials and an expert subcontractor through manufacture.

Job Description

Project Description

Outreach Ltd has an aim to increase its presence in the UK by developing a range of plastic, fabricated vehicle mounted bodies in Scotland, which can potentially be exported throughout Europe using the associated dealer network through its long standing relationship with Palfinger. 

Our target is to achieve between 30 – 40% market share of plastic bodies built in the UK, thus contributing to our goals to increase turnover and increase employment in our Company and our associates. Our second aim is to expand on this opportunity through our European partners. 

Role Description:- The Trainee Design Engineer will utilise SolidWorks 2012 3D design software to initially produce Sales support material for promotion of the new products for vehicle mounted applications. 

Thereafter, using the same 3D design software, the role involves the preparation of manufacturing detail drawings in accordance with relevant standards and compliant to UK legislative requirements. Training will be provided in this respect. 

During manufacture of prototypes and subsequent order requirements, it will be the function of the successful candidate to project manage the quality and delivery requirements of the manufacturing subcontractor to the complete satisfaction of our Customers. 

Skills / Experience


  • Knowledge/Experience using 2D design software such as AutoCAD with some 3D software practice
  • Good work ethic and application
  • Accuracy and attention to detail


  • 3D software experience
  • Good communication skills and ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Motivated to do well
  • Enthusiastic in approach.



  • BEng in Product Design
  • Engineering or Production
  • Engineering & Management


  • MEng in Product Design Engineering
  • Production Engineering & Management


The graduate has an opportunity to demonstrate their ability and to impress within this well established and loyal employer within the Falkirk area. Our Company has employees who have developed through the business, in some cases for more than 20 working years.

As part of TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme, the candidate will benefit from support from the TSGPP team and will have access to a residential Leadership and Business skills training course. 

All applications will be processed through the Talent Scotland Graduate Placement programme. Please direct all initial questions or enquiries to the Talent Scotland team.

Location: Scotland

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