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Engineering Graduate Scheme

About Hydram

Operating from a 115,000 sq. ft. site in County Durham, Hydram, a Dynamic group company, is one of the largest sheet metal fabrication companies in Europe.  The company manufactures precision sheet metal products, components and fabrications for global customers in a wide range of industries including defence, transportation, aerospace, furniture, earth-moving machinery, electronic equipment enclosures and more.  Hydram is part of the Dynamic Group which is headquartered in Michigan USA.

Programme outline- September 2019- September 2021

Our programme has been tailored to offer you early exposure into real manufacturing over a 2 year period.  By putting you at the heart of the action you will quickly gain the engineering experience, commercial know-how and decision making skills required to manage real projects and take a successful business to even higher levels of performance.  Unlike other graduate schemes, the Hydram programme allows you to gain a broad range of experience in all aspects of a manufacturing business in a relatively short time period.

Months 1-6

The graduate training scheme begins with a thorough induction.  Over your first 6 months you will gain understanding of all manufacturing operations and administrative support functions of the business.  Our programme provides hands-on experience for full appreciation of the capabilities and limitations of manufacturing machines and processes.

Months 7-17

After the induction period you will be immersed in responsible positions by completing a number of 2-3 month projects covering key areas of the business such as;

Design for Manufacture
Production Management
Systems and IT
Commercial Management
Project Management

Month 18

Dynamic group placement. A 2-4 week industrial problem solving project at one of our sites in the American Midwest between Chicago and Detroit.  You will experience new ways of working and deliver results in an international setting.

Months 19-24

With growing experience and confidence comes more in depth and longer term projects.  These can be driven by you in the area of the business most suitable, based on success of previous projects.  It’s your career and we take a flexible approach, encouraging you in the areas you enjoy most, where there is a business need.

Upon successful completion of the 2 year scheme you will have the opportunity to take up a full time position in your chosen field.


Competitive salary
2-4 week placement in USA (expenses paid)
Pension scheme
Dedicated mentor and coaching from industry experts
5 weeks holiday per year
Normal hours are 08:00-17:00 Monday-Thursday, 08:00-12:30 Friday


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering (or a related subject) is required.

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