Ricardo Manufacturing Graduate Scheme

Ricardo Manufacturing Graduate Scheme

Part of Ricardo plc, Ricardo Performance Products has world-class expertise in niche volume, high quality manufacturing and assembly programmes, complex supply chain management, industrialising innovation and niche new product introduction. This expertise is developed over decades of experience in the most demanding automotive, motorsport, defence and aerospace sectors. Ricardo’s future manufacturing strategy is very much aligned to the emerging need for electrified vehicle components.
 
Ricardo Performance Products was named Consultancy of the Year in the British Engineering Excellence Awards 2020 whilst also securing the Grand Prix (winners winner) award and is the trusted engineering partner for world-championship winning and world-record breaking motorsport teams for over 40 years.

 

We are now recruiting for graduate positions

Business Development Opportunities
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Manufacturing Opportunities

This is an exciting opportunity for graduates wishing to develop their engine engineering experience and knowledge in a dynamic hands-on manufacturing environment, producing world class products - McLaren sports and supercar engines at our Shoreham Technical Centre, near Brighton, Sussex. 

Ricardo Performance Products
supplies 4,500 engines per year for McLaren's range of sports cars and supercars from its Shoreham Technical Centre in West Sussex.  This engine has also won the prestigious 'Engine of the Year' award in its class in 3 consecutive years.  Our Graduate roles are key in supporting the ongoing development of this engine in a production environment. 

In order to meet the challenging needs of the world’s increasing requirement for innovative technological and engineering solutions, we are looking to recruit highly qualified manufacturing graduates.
 
From the outset, you will be working on specialist manufacturing projects, consulting and dealing with clients and suppliers. Ricardo’s manufacturing division aims to provide excellent services across all clients based in the high performance vehicle and motorsports sector.
 
As part of our team, we can offer you:

  • A dynamic and multi-skilled 2-year scheme
  • An accelerated development programme
  • Placements around our Manufacturing business to broaden experience
  • Six month salary reviews
  • Fun and exciting work towards CEng/IEng – mentor provided and fees covered
  • Become a STEM Ambassador and inspire the next generation of engineers
  • The chance to develop working relationships at all levels
  • Recognition and celebration of your success

We will provide exposure to Production Management, Process Engineering, Supplier Quality Assurance, Machining, Quality, Assembly, Business Management.
 
Successful candidates will:

  • Have a minimum 2:1 BEng degree in manufacturing or mechanical / automotive / motorsport / aerospace engineering with manufacturing modules
  • Be self-motivated manufacturing engineers with a strong desire to work within the automotive industry demonstrated through work or outside interests

A previous placement or experience in a OEM or Tier 1 Automotive supplier would be an advantage.

Business Development Opportunities

This is an exciting opportunity for graduates wishing to develop their marketing and sales experience in a dynamic manufacturing environment where we produce world class products.

As part of the significant development of the commercial team, we are seeking an imaginative and motivated graduate to support our sales and marketing activity in all of the market sectors aligned to the strategy. (High Performance Vehicle, Motorsport, Aerospace, Defence, Rail and Consulting).   This person must possess a self-starting ethos and be able manage multiple priorities simultaneously whilst supporting changing needs of the team.

We are looking to recruit self-motivated graduates with a strong desire to work within a commercial environment in the manufacturing industry demonstrated through study, work or outside interests.

As part of our team, we can offer you:

  • A dynamic and multi-skilled 2-year scheme

  • An accelerated development programme

  • Exposure to a range of business activities such as Marketing, business development, engineering, consultancy etc

  • Six month salary reviews

  • Fun and exciting work towards CEng/IEng (if desired) – mentor provided and fees covered

  • Become a STEM Ambassador and inspire the next generation of engineers

  • The chance to develop working relationships at all levels

  • Recognition and celebration of your success

Key Responsibilities:

  • To initiate, manage and track the tactical elements of the sales and marketing activities for Performance Products

  • To own and manage the existing sales support material and data for Performance Products

  • Work with the sector Market Heads to develop the sales offering

  • To provide internal sales support to the cross-sector sales leads which will include; internal expediting, bid development and management support, data management and supporting compliance to various audits

  • Support desk based market research analysis of competitors and market opportunities and trends and work with the relevant revenue stream manager

Operational Responsibilities

  • To maintain and develop sales and marketing reporting tools
  • Develop Performance Products online presence, promoting its activities across all markets
  • To work with group marketing to execute tactical marketing activities and support larger strategic activities

  • To develop marketing and promotional materials in line with business requirements 

  • To ensure that costing and estimating for proposals are accurate

  • To support the provision of detailed customer analysis and management information

  • To communicate sales and marketing updates in regular staff briefings

  • To travel as and when appropriate

Qualifications, Training, Knowledge and Experience expected:

  • A degree in manufacturing or mechanical / automotive / motorsport / aerospace engineering with business related modules
  • ‚ÄčExperience of online social media tools
  • A previous placement or experience within a commercial environment would be an advantage

  • Equally a placement in an OEM or Tier 1 Automotive supplier would be an advantage

    This role will be based at out Midlands Technical Centre in Warwickshire. 

About Ricardo Performance Products

Ricardo Performance Products specialise in high-performance, niche volume manufacturing for complex, precision, electromechanical products.

We are globally recognised as the leader in independent niche volume high performance engine and transmission manufacture with a legacy of excellence in high-performance niche manufacture and assembly across automotive, rail, defence and aerospace. We have partnered with some of the world leading OEMs As a graduate engineer, you will be key in supporting the ongoing development of our propulsion and transmission systems including our award winning McLaren engine, which won the prestigeous Engine of the Year award in its class for three consecutive years.

Find out more about Ricardo Performance Products
 
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