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Job ID
Posting Date
Engineering services
Job type
Full time
Years of experience
Less than 1 year
Career level
Student (Higher education/Graduate)
Education Level
Undergraduate degree
28,000.00 - 28,000.00  per year
Job reference code


Direct Graduate Scheme

Job description







Requisition Number:



Job Description.



HORIBA MIRA is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. We work in close collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, providing comprehensive support ranging from individual product tests to turnkey engineering design, development and build programmes.

With over 70 years’ experience in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding. Our suite of 37 major test facilities, 100km of specialised proving ground and wealth of engineering experience, combined with our expanding international presence, means we are confident that we can achieve our vision – that by 2025 every journey in the world will be positively influenced by us.

With the creation of MIRA Technology Park, Europe’s largest transport technology R&D cluster, we are accelerating towards achieving our vision and expanding at an unprecedented rate.

Title of Job:

Direct Graduate Scheme





Date Required:

September 2018

Salary Range:


Number Required:




Reason for Vacancy:

Business growth

Contract Type:





Responsible To:

Academy, Placement Supervisors, Development Managers


Main Purpose of Job

Our Direct Graduate Scheme accelerates your progression in to one of our engineering or test teams.  You will join a specific engineering team to deliver a role and contribute to the success of the team and HORIBA MIRA’s growth strategy.


You will have professional development plans through the IMeche and the opportunity to develop with the support of a mentor as you work towards Chartered Engineer status.


Key Functions

You will have a range or responsibilities as a junior engineer with the technical team.  You will build your foundation knowledge to become an active member of the delivery team.  As your technical knowledge grows you will be involved in activities such as:

-          Contributing to planning and delivery of projects and taking ownership of specific non-project activities;

-          Working as part of a multi-disciplined team contributing to whole project delivery;

-          Contributing to team success through support of strategies and processes championed by Team Leader, Technical Specialists and other departmental leaders;

-          Acting as a point of contact and subsequent specialist for certain project and customer enquiries;

-          Writing proposals;

-          Preparing technical documentation and reports;

-          Performing various assessments;

-          Liaising with customers and attending customer premises as required;

-          Proving ground work and site tasks.


We have a number of direct opportunities in areas such as:


Software and ControlsFunction Group


The Software and Controls team provide the software platform to implement the systems functionality. Working closely with the Systems Engineers, the Software and Controls Team ensure that software solutions meet the system level requirements and are validated appropriately.


Using a range of software environments and tools the Software Engineers work as part of cross functional project teams to provide software design services and solutions across a range of sectors that include automotive, military and aerospace. Working to a range of legislative and industry standards the Software and Controls team are critical to the development of the vehicle technologies of the future.


Functional Safety Function Group


The Systems and Safety team are responsible for the deployment of functional safety, systems engineering and cyber security expertise and tools across the business to deliver internal and external projects. These projects can involve a combination of engineering, consultancy, analysis, training, audit and assessment either directly to external customers or for internal product developments.


Our portfolio covers all domains of land-based transportation including automotive, commercial, off-highway and defence applications. With customers ranging from global vehicle manufacturers down to part-level suppliers, we take a pragmatic approach to scaling international standards and good engineering practice to an appropriate level for the individual client.


Test Function Group


A placement in the Test Function Group offers a range of test experience across teams that may include:


Powertrain – Engine Test

The Engine Test team are responsible for the delivery of engine development projects including performance and emissions, mechanical and durability development requirements.  Our engine test facilities are tailored to specific customer project requirements and can cover gasoline, diesel and hydrogen testing.


Powertrain – Emissions

The Vehicle Emissions team are responsible for the delivery of chassis dynamometer based and road based testing activities for our customers. We support development and certification testing of customer vehicles, against global exhaust emissions standards in the laboratory and on the road for Real Driving Emission (RDE) standards. Our existing ambient chassis dynamometer facility and our new climatic chassis dynamometer facility provide a full suite of capabilities to meet customer and legislative demands, together with a growing capacity of Portable Emission Measurement Systems for RDE development and certification test activities.



The combination of our Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) engineering experts and our extensive range of state-of-the-art test facilities, means that we are a world-leader in engineering design, test and consultancy. With the rapid growth in automated vehicle systems, complex powertrains and wireless technologies our EMC engineering services provide excellent career opportunities.



The Crash team are responsible for crash testing activitiesto a range of global standards including test scheduling, planning & vehicle preparation, execution and validation of test data and results, customer liaison, data delivery, and reporting.


Components and Environmental

The Components and Environmentalteamare responsible for endurance, fatigue and dynamic testing procedures on a wide variety of rigs in many environments.  Projects can span from component durability to whole vehicle testing. Conditions of the tests can vary, with the introduction of climatic chambers and EM shakers.



Essential Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in one of the following ;

-          Electrical / Electronic Engineering

-          Mechatronics

-          Mechanical Engineering

-          Systems Engineering

-          Controls Engineering

-          Automotive Systems Engineering

-          Software

-          Maths

-          Computing

-          Physics

-          Ethical Hacking

  • A Masters qualification is not essential for the Graduate scheme but you may have completed a Masters.


Essential Experience

Preferred Experience

  • A genuine interest in vehicles and technology
  • Relevant work experience (part time, volunteer or work during holidays)


What is the candidate likely to be doing now?

You are likely to be completing your last year at university and will be actively seeking your first role or you may be in your early career and want to complete a Graduate Scheme that will develop your skills further.


Other information

We are looking for confident graduates with the ability to work well and adapt in challenging situations. 

Youshould display an attitude of flexibility and be able to apply knowledge gained swiftly to similar disciplines. 

The nature of the Graduate Scheme means that a great deal of training will be ‘on-the-job’ soyou must have an ability to learn quickly and be self-motivated.

It is advantageous if candidates have a full driving license.

Some overseas placements may be available as part of the Graduate Scheme.



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