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Graduate FAQs

Q: How do I get on a graduate training programme?

A: Companies generally look for at least a 2:2 in a relevant subject, but specific requirements vary from role to role. The vast majority of roles are in engineering, design and business, but there are many directions to choose from.

Q: What opportunities will I have?

A: There are many opportunities on offer – both in the UK and overseas. From project management and engineering to research and development, human resources and IT, there are lots of avenues you’ll be able to explore.

Q: What skills do I need?

A: Customer focus is the top priority in the marine sector, so you should be a team player who’s passionate about meeting customers’ needs. You’ll need good analytical and communication skills, initiative, commercial awareness and motivation.

Q: How competitive are graduate trainee schemes?

A: This varies from employer to employer. If you see a role that interests you we recommend applying as soon as possible.