At Integral Powertrain we are developing technologies which have the potential to change the future of the way vehicles are powered. Our Design Engineers contribute to complex powertrain and electric machine engineering projects, working with prestigious manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers in an environment where you are encouraged to take risks, try out new ideas and develop creative solutions to engineering problems whilst developing outstanding technology for use in a wide range of applications in passenger and off-highway vehicles and Motorsport.

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Integral Powertrain offers a wide range of career opportunities across the company. We have talented teams in Build, Quality, Health and Safety, Purchasing and Planning, Project Management and other supporting functions. Every function plays a vital part in enabling our company to be the best it can be and share our ethos of progressive thinking and innovation.

We want our team to reflect our technology – engineering a better future for everyone.

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We want our graduates not just to become excellent engineers, but to be inspired to develop tomorrow’s innovations. Our graduate scheme will help you to do just that. The scheme is tailored to your capabilities and interests and is intended to place emphasis on your strengths.

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What to Expect

The Integral Powertrain graduate scheme lasts for 24 months. We believe this is enough time to make sure you are fully equipped to take on “real life challenges” and while you are training you will also get paid for it… quite competitively.

As a fresh graduate, you may not realise what your strengths are. We will therefore seek to unlock your full potential by making sure you experience every engineering department, including Development, Design, Software and Analysis. This provides you with the opportunity to take on responsibility very quickly, while getting involved in exciting projects and tasks.

Meet Jack

“I initially applied to Integral Powertrain as I was determined to work in the Hybrid/EV automotive sector and I felt a SME would help shape my career in the most effective way. This wasn’t far from the truth as I’ve felt like an integral part of the team since day one, having strongly contributed to several projects.

The most difficult challenge I have faced has been that very little of what I do now was formally taught during my degree (except for the fundamentals having done a degree in Physics) and so the learning curve on the job has been steep, but ultimately rewarding. With the great support here at IP, I can even go as far as saying I’ve learnt more in the past year than I did during my time at university.

Having had the opportunity to work on projects such as the VW I.D. R Pike’s Peak racecar, it has truly been a great experience and as cliché as it may sound, it’s hard to imagine a better start to my career.

I can confidently say I go home content knowing that I’ve learnt something new almost every day!”

Meet James

“I originally applied to Integral Powertrain as I had been searching for graduate schemes in the automotive & motorsport sector and the opportunity of working with e-drives in that field to future proof my career was very exciting.

I have enjoyed the hands-on approach and responsibility that was given to me early on. As the company is growing I have had the chance to be involved in a wide variety of work very early on in my development. The learning curve has been steep, coming from a mechanical engineering background I had a lot to learn on the electronics side.

It’s exciting to be part of a team developing cutting edge technology, particularly seeing all electric power starting to break records previously held by internal combustion powered vehicles, namely the VW I.D. R Pikes Peak hill climb.

By giving responsibility early in the graduate rotation, IP encourages you to take ownership of your work while still making more experienced team members available to offer guidance when needed. My biggest achievement so far has been some research I carried out directly changing the design of the motor for one of our largest projects.

The best reason I can give to encourage others to apply to join our Graduate Scheme is that it is a great opportunity to get involved in developing the future of automotive technology.”

Meet Oliver

“After graduating from Oxford Brookes University, I was on the search for an interesting and challenging position. The graduate scheme at Integral Powertrain drew my attention as they are a company who endeavour to develop new and innovative technology enabling them to produce world class products.

At Integral Powertrain I have found myself surrounded by people who are driven to ensure that the company continues to improve and build on the success it already has. During my time working here it has been interesting to see the company take a more public profile being involved with projects such as the Volkswagen ID-R, a now record holding car.”

Meet Pavlos

“What interested me about Integral Powertrain was their connection to the electric vehicle industry and that their involvement spans from the concept phase all the way to production.

What I have enjoyed most is the undertaking of significant and purposeful work, of which I can gauge the outcomes directly. One of the most exciting developments during my time here has been the successful implementation of two IP motors in the VW I.D. R prototype electric vehicle.

The most rewarding part of my job is being able to work with and learn from the other engineers at IP who have great experience in a variety of industries. My biggest achievement so far was to redesign a problematic piece of tooling used in the wire winding process. The new design had proven to eliminate the prior issues and eliminated the need for replacement parts.”

Development

During the development stage of the graduate scheme, you will work alongside experienced engineers in developing and implementing test procedures.

You will be given opportunities to use your skills and knowledge acquired during your engineering degree by getting involved in supporting the development of quality and validation processes, demonstrating through validation testing and system/features that projects meet all specified requirements.

Design

The design stage of the graduate scheme teaches you how to apply and interpret geometric, dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and how to design components, systems and products using software tools such as CATIA and other design packages.

Under the guidance of experienced engineers you will investigate mechanical failures or unexpected problems and be encouraged to provide potential solutions.

Software

From the beginning of this stage, you will get involved in model based controls and software development.

You will be asked to use software verification and validation techniques such as MiL, SiL & HiL as well as undertaking programming integration of auto generated embedded software.

Analysis

You will be given the skills and knowledge during this stage of the scheme to allow you to make an impact on the department as soon as you join the team. Having the knowledge of systems such as Abaqus and SIMULIA you will have confidence to interpret and analyse simulation results and data, and make recommendations to design.

What We Expect from You

As well as an outstanding academic record in an Engineering or related scientific subject, you will be creative and have a forward-thinking mentality as well as great passion for automotive engineering.

For us, it is important that your values match those of Integral Powertrain. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates whose personal values match those of the company.

INNOVATIVE & PIONEERING – relentless pursuit of new technology to design and create the best performing systems, offering solutions where none exist.

DEPENDABLE & TRUSTWORTHY – as market leaders we can be trusted to deliver high quality, dependable solutions, customised to your needs through strong, open and transparent collaborations.

RESPONSIVE, PASSIONATE & DEDICATED – deliver competitive advantage by anticipating our clients’ needs.