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Undergraduate Engineer - General Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Dyson Ltd

As an Undergraduate Engineer at The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, you will work alongside Dyson engineers from day one. You are responsible for live projects, all while studying for your BEng (Hons) Engineering degree and earning a competitive salary. Live on-campus in Year 1, and with no fees to pay, you could graduate debt-free.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    As a Dyson employee, typical office hours are either 8:00 – 16:30 or 9:00 – 17:30 Monday to Thursday, finishing an hour earlier on Fridays. You’ll work 3 days a week in Dyson’s Global Engineering team and study 2 days a week towards your degree.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    08 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Feb 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    49 available

At The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, you’re an engineer from day one. Tough projects. Real responsibilities. 

You’ll learn about engineering through practical experience and work alongside a team of Dyson Technology experts three days of the week. The rest of the week will be dedicated to studying towards your BEng (Hons) Engineering degree. 

In Years 1 and 2, you’ll complete engineering rotations focusing on mechanical, electrical and electronic, software and New Product Innovation (NPI). These will help to consolidate your understanding of engineering fundamentals in practice. 

In Years 3 and 4, you’ll have the opportunity to state your preferred pathway. Dyson will place you in a team depending on your preferences, skills and the business needs. 

With Dyson’s expertise across motors, fluid dynamics, separation systems, energy storage, robotics, software and hair science, you’ll have the chance to work within a number of technical disciplines. During the programme, you may also get the opportunity to work in our Bristol software hub and our technology and design centres in Singapore and Malaysia. 

For the work-based element of the programme, you will work to the Level 6 Product Design and Development Engineer (degree) apprenticeship standard. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The stages of the application process are designed to consider the skills and attributes which underpins the potential of applicants to succeed at The Dyson Institute.

These are:

  • Passion for engineering and technology
  • Curiosity
  • Work readiness
  • Learning agility
  • Technical ability
  • Communication
  • Collaboration

Personal qualities

Being an Undergraduate at The Dyson Institute is academically, personally and professionally demanding. To be selected for the programme, we require you to be academically strong and able to demonstrate that you can cope with the professional demands that come with being in a workplace alongside studying.

Desired qualifications

A Level (or equivalent) – AAB including AA in mathematics and a STEM subject.

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All applicants to The Dyson Institute must hold the right to both study and work full-time in the UK.

Future prospects

If you receive a grade of 2.1 (upper second class) or above in your degree, you will be offered a full-time position at Dyson.

With a BEng (Hons) Engineering degree and Level 6 Product Design and Development engineer (degree) apprenticeship standard, you are also able to apply other roles of your choosing.

Things to consider

As a fully integrated programme, all teaching and work rotations take place on the Dyson Campus. As a first year, you’ll also live on-site in Dyson Village’s modern accommodation and facilities including bar/restaurant and gym. You’ll also enjoy a unique student experience, alongside a close-knit cohort, while simultaneously being part of a 4,000-strong Dyson community on campus.

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About the employer

The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology is unlike any other higher education institution. It’s for those with a passion for solving problems and a fascination for how things work; people who’d rather get hands-on with real engineering challenges.


Dyson Ltd


Tetbury Hill


SN16 0RP

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Training provider

National Apprenticeship Service

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by National Apprenticeship Service


Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions Team

Training will be provided by The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology. 

Our four year engineering programme uses the degree apprenticeship model of delivery, which combines: 

  • An academic course of study: BEng (Hons) Engineering 
  • A work-based element of learning: you will work to the Level 6 Product Design and Development Engineer (degree) apprenticeship standard 

This programme is delivered and awarded by The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Apprenticeship standard

Product design and development engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Oct 2021