2019 Graduate Programme (Genoa, Italy)

Smiths Group

Smiths Interconnect Via P.D. Da Bissone 7A, 16153, Genoa, Italy

About the role

This is a truly unique and exciting opportunity to join a global, publicly trading technology company


About Smiths Group


Smiths Interconnect is a leader in technically differentiated Electronic, RF and Microwave products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space, data centers, medical, rail, test and industrial markets.


We are part of Smiths Group a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange and part of the FTSE 100. We apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver innovative solutions that meet our customers’ needs. Our products and services – often hidden from view – touch the lives of millions of people every day. We serve a wide range of end markets – from healthcare, energy and petrochemicals through to threat and contraband detection, telecommunications and equipment manufacture. 


With 3,800 people in over 30 facilities globally, and as part of the 22,000 people workforce that makes up Smiths Group, Interconnect offers diverse and exciting opportunities at every level. We seek out talented individuals and provide them with the development tools and opportunities they need to make them – and Smiths – successful. People are our one true source of sustainable competitive advantage and we are building an organisation that attracts, retains, develops, engages and inspires the very best. 


The Programme


The global graduate engineering program is a rotational program over 2 years where you are rotated across different engineering teams within Interconnect to gather the skills and knowledge to have a strong career in the organisation. Rotations may vary in length up to a maximum length of 6 months.  Typical placements could include 2D/3D drafting and design, electrical & mechanical design engineering, radio frequency design, digital software/firmware design, technology simulation & system analysis, material development, industrial engineering, project management and business development. 


As well as the program placements, there will be the opportunity to work on stretch projects to further develop your understanding of our business as well as developing the soft skills you will need to succeed as young professionals. As part of a Smiths-wide global graduate network, you will get to know our graduates from the different divisions and functions located worldwide to share learning experiences and create a network. In addition, and with a strong business case, for those highest performing graduates there will be the opportunity to undertake a placement abroad at a different site.


Throughout the two years, you will be supported by the business to ensure that you gain the skills you need to succeed in Smiths Interconnect and to prepare you for a full time role within our engineering organisation. As one of our first graduates, you will also be in a unique position to help shape the programme for future cohorts.


About You


  • A minimum 100 points, 2:1 or GPA 3.5 from an Engineering/Physics/Science Degree
  • Excellent science and maths academic background
  • Have graduated in the past two years.
  • Strong interest in engineering as a career with ambitions to continually learn
  • Committed and able to work in a changing environment
  • Self-starter and self-sufficient - will hit the ground running
  • Strong desire to work across a global business 
  • Innovative thinker and problem solving attributes


Applicant Privacy Policy


Smiths Group will use your details for the purpose of processing your application for a role with us. If you are unsuccessful in your application, we will retain your information for a maximum of 2 years. Please be aware that your information may be transferred to Smiths Group offices worldwide for the purpose of meeting our national and international recruitment needs. We may share your information with third parties, who will process the data solely under Smiths Group instruction, for our recruitment purposes.


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Interested in this role?


Application deadline
05/Apr/2019
Start date
30/Sep/2019
Work type
Full-Time