At GKN, we are always looking for talented individuals with skills and passion to join our global teams.
We offer hugely varied and rewarding careers in a truly international business working at the forefront of engineering technology and innovations.
Our graduate programmes give a unique introduction to GKN and allow you to set your own goals and explore your interests.
Meet our graduates
Hear what some of our graduates have to say about working at GKN and find out more about some of the exciting projects they get involved with.
Hear what some of our former graduates have to say about the GKN graduate schemes.
“GKN graduate programmes provide challenging roles in diverse parts of the business. This enables you to learn a huge amount in a short space of time.”
“If you are prepared to work hard, the sky is the limit. GKN offers an exciting, challenging and immensely rewarding career.”
“The graduate programme allows members to build contacts throughout the world and to experience multiple facets of the GKN business that will be invaluable in future roles.”
“International experience, exposure to different market sectors and genuinely challenging projects. Opportunities to deliver real business impact and ensure you really stand out from the crowd.”
“Our programmes provide an opportunity to explore various aspects of your field of study, build a robust professional network, and gain international work experience.“
“Our programmes provide a platform for you to grow; we have a strong commitment in investing on your personal development to help you succeed.”
“Once in a lifetime experience to learn from experienced colleagues, to unfold your talents and develop your network for tomorrow.”
“It gives you a perfect opportunity to work in different areas and locations of the business and to meet lots of great people.”
“GKN’s programmes allow you to experience leadership roles in different working cultures. If you want to progress, this is the ideal development path."
“Great challenges and individualised development from day one onwards. In GKN you’re not just a number, you are adding value in important projects straight away”
“The variety of experiences that you gain during placements allows you to choose your career path with knowledge and confidence.”
"Embrace real business projects with support from senior leaders – opening your mind more to different businesses, functions and countries – all in one intensive dynamic programme. Surely one of the best starts you can have to your career!"
Once I have applied for a graduate programme vacancy, how long will I have to wait to hear if my application has been successful?
This will vary, however the recruitment team for the programme you have applied for will aim to get back to you regarding the status of your application as soon as possible.
What is the assessment process for each of GKN’s graduate programmes?
It will depend on the programme you have applied for but could include any of the following; telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, technical interviews and assessment centres.
Can I apply for more than one of GKN’s graduate programmes?
Yes, all of our programmes are different so you may apply for as many as you wish.
How can I find out about the status of my application?
Once you have applied you will automatically receive an email to notify you that your application has been received. As soon as a decision has been made regarding the status of your application, a member of the recruitment team will let you know.
I have a disability, what support will GKN offer me with my application?
GKN will always make adjustments for candidates who have special requirements. If you need additional support at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform us by contacting GKN at either firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)1527 533394.
Do you accept applications from candidates who require a work permit?
If you require a work permit to be a part of one of our programmes, please contact the hiring manager for the programme that you are applying for.
Does GKN reimburse travel expenses for assessment centres?
Yes, GKN will reimburse reasonable travel expenses if you are invited to attend an assessment centre. You will receive further details regarding the process for claiming back these expenses in your invitation.
What is the starting salary for GKN’s graduate programmes?
This varies depending on the programme. GKN offer competitive packages however we believe the main appeal is the opportunities we provide for you to develop your career and achieve your potential.
If I’m successful, when will my starting date with GKN be?
This will vary by programme. You will be notified of start dates during the selection process.
I don’t have an engineering background, can I still apply for a GKN graduate programme?
Yes, we offer a range of programmes in different functions. Search our programmes to find out more
Who can I contact for more information?
If you have a question that has not been answered, please email email@example.com.