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Dyson to create hundreds of jobs for graduates

Published: Tuesday, 14 February 2012   Category: All Graduate Jobs News | All Graduate job news

Engineering firm Dyson has announced plans to create 300 jobs after experiencing a record turnover in profits. At least 150 of the new jobs will be open to graduate applications. 

The company, which is best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has over 3,600 staff worldwide and the new roles would be based in the Wiltshire HQ.

The new chief executive, Max Conze, said that 200 positions would be engineering roles. Speaking about his new role, Mr. Conze said; “My job is to take the new technology developed by our expanding army of engineers and grow Dyson – more machines and more markets.”

The company reported a record turnover of £1 billion for the first time. Sales rose by 25% last year for Dyson. 

Graduates can expect starting salaries of up to £28,000. Dyson designs its products in the UK, but much of the manufacturing is moved to Malaysia to cut costs. 

Founded in 1992 by Sir James Dyson, the company has rapidly grown and expanded to selling electrical goods ranging from hand dryers to washing machines in over 50 markets. 

The news may come as welcome relief for graduates as Dyson offers a range of roles. The UK based company is currently looking for graduates in areas such as marketing, PR and communication, engineering and web development. 

Dyson is not the only large UK company who are planning a graduate recruitment drive. BP has also recently announced plans to take on up to 250 million graduates over the next 12 months. 

This means a 50% increase in the number of graduates the fuel company is taking on. 

Emma Judge, Head of UK Graduate Recruitment, BP said; “BP is hiring more bright young minds than ever before and I’m sure the UK’s young science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) community will be pleased to hear we are ramping up our recruitment again this year.”

What do you think of this news? Would you consider a graduate career in any of these sectors?

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