NMIS graduate training

Develop in-demand skills and gain industry experience 

Our graduate training scheme gives you the opportunity to undertake a fully paid placement between three and six months in length, through our Manufacturing Skills Academy.
You will work with one of our Scotland-based industrial partners, typically a small or medium sized manufacturing firm, or within one of the NMIS technical teams. This will give you vital work experience, help you learn new skills, and kickstart a career within the world of advanced manufacturing.
Depending on where you are in Scotland you could be matched locally with one of our industrial partners based in areas such as Aberdeen, the Highlands, Dumfries, Fife,  Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Glasgow and surrounds, the Scottish Borders, or within an NMIS specialist technology centre. 
We will match candidates to a role that focuses on your skillset, which could be anything from new product development to research, digital manufacturing, materials expertise, designing and prototyping electronic and embedded systems, and more. 
How to apply
We are looking for enthusiastic recent university and, or college graduates to help drive the future of manufacturing in Scotland. If you meet the conditions below then please complete the online form and provide us with your CV and a short video. 

This will allow us to shortlist candidates and match you with NMIS projects or an industrial partner close to where you live. We will contact you if you qualify for the next stage of the application process - an online meetup.

If you have any questions please contact nmis-gms-enquiries@strath.ac.uk

Conditions of employment

Trainees will be employed by the University of Strathclyde at grade 01 of the published pay scale. By filling in the form, you confirm that you are eligible to work in the UK. Please refer to the conditions of employment here.

NMIS graduate training is funded by the Scottish Government’s National Transition Training Fund (NTTF). Funding is conditional on the following eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants should be aged 25 or over* and struggling to find work within manufacturing 
  • Graduated recently in a STEM-related subject, and
  • Reside in Scotland

*while priority will be given to candidates aged 25+, those under 25 may still apply to be considered.

Complete the first stage of your application for NMIS graduate training

Complete the form below and provide us with a link to a file sharing site containing your CV and a short video (video guidelines below)

A requirement of NTTF funding is that you have already graduated

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