Mechanical Engineer

£36,000 - £60,000


William Spilsbury

I work as a Senior Recruitment Consultant within a team who specialise in Banking & Finance and Property & Retail graduate jobs.

My area of expertise 

The desk I work on has a huge list of clients ranging from startups to more established companies. We focus on anything from operations jobs within cool tech companies to client services jobs at established FinTech businesses.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I'd just finished writing my dissertation and decided to get on the graduate job hunt, when a friend put me in touch with one of the team at Give A Grad A Go in order for them to help me find a job. Because of a non-profit student employability company that I started with a friend at university, they invited me in for an assessment day (prior to that I'd never considered recruitment). I fell in love with the Give A Grad A Go team!

The worst job I've had

I have been very fortunate, I've always enjoyed and loved all jobs I've held, from being a waiter in a tapas bar, working on a hog roast stall (by far the tastiest), a hand full of bar roles at local pubs or even working in the tea rooms at the National Trust. I've always chosen jobs which I love and enjoy that way it doesn't feel like I'm working (as hard).

Are you looking for mechanical engineering jobs in London? Do you want to work for a fast-growing and multi award-winning phone case company? This unique startup are seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer (3-5 years) to join their dynamic London team.

Company profile

In this Mechanical Engineer job, you will be joining an innovative mobile phone case company, who have already been named the best UK Crowdfunded Business of the Year at the Startup Awards in 2017, and awarded 3rd place in Startups100’s Most Exciting UK Startups of 2018. With offices currently in London and China, they are looking to dramatically increase their retail exposure over the course of the next year, by targeting major department stores and e-commerce sites all over the world. With their unique product quickly becoming a global success, they are now expanding their operations globally – so it’s a fantastic time to join them!

Job description

In this Mechanical Engineer job, you will be working with both the UK and China teams to develop future products and help drive the company forward. You will be responsible for coming up with innovative solutions to problems, and constantly striving to design and develop better quality products that will save the business time and money. It is essential that you have at least 3 years’ experience in an engineering role, as well as previous project management experience, as you will be expected to lead the engineering team and successfully manage key business projects and programs.

Key responsibilities

In this Mechanical Engineer job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing key business projects and programs as required
  • Taking responsibility for the development, research and delivery of key engineering reports
  • ‘Design for Manufacture’ of individual R&D Projects
  • Sustaining and growing the communication between the design and engineering departments within the team
  • Researching different engineering problems to come up with innovative solutions that creates better quality products in half the time
  • Working with the China R&D team to diagnose some of the problems at their root, with the manufacturers
  • Undertaking thorough market analysis

So, what are we looking for?

  • A 2.1 degree from a top university in a Mechanical Engineering or related degree
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience as a Mechanical Engineer or similar
  • Extensive experience managing projects independently
  • Very fluent with CAD with Solidworks skills
  • Experience with part fabrication, CNC, manufacturing drawings
  • Excellent knowledge of mechanical design first principles
  • Experience with Design for Manufacturing and SLS or other 3D printing technologies
  • In-depth knowledge of plastic injection moulding and other manufacturing processes
  • Experience with the preparation of reports, drawings and specifications
  • Previous experience in startup environment is preferable – but a burning desire to learn all you can about building a product in an exciting industry is essential!

What else is on offer?

  • A great starting salary of between 36,000 – 60,000
  • Your own work laptop
  • A sociable and collaborative co-working space in an ideal location
  • Huge opportunities for progression
  • The opportunity to work in China with the R&D team
  • The chance to join a high-growth startup in the midst of global expansion
  • A sociable team with free beer on tap, happy hour Thursdays and regular team outings!
  • The chance to join an exciting tech startup with an innovative product under their belt

Looking for mechanical engineering jobs in London and want to take the next step in your engineering career at an exciting tech business? If you’re an experienced Engineer interested in joining a high-growth startup, apply for this Mechanical Engineer job in London today!


Junior Software Developer - Python


If you’re interested in software developer graduate jobs in London and you have exceptional Python skills under your belt, you're in luck – because one of the most exciting new businesses in the UK tech sector is on the lookout for a Junior Software Developer to join their growing team.

Company profile

In this Junior Software Developer graduate job, you will be working remotely for a creative, highly disruptive young business who focus on manufacturing, construction, smart infrastructure and logistics. Their patented and secure cloud-hosted tool protects sources from attacks, whilst also increasing productivity with future-flexible technology. With offices in London and Cambridge (one of which you will be required to visit once per week to attend meetings), they work to digitally transform their clients’ businesses.

Job description

In this Junior Software Developer graduate job, you will be putting your programming skills to the test, working to produce and implement functional software solutions that align with both users’ needs and business goals. You will work with customers / end users and with management, in order to define software requirements and design and implement operational and technical projects. Exceptional Python skills and problem-solving aptitude are essential - as you will be working both independently and as part of a wider team, to improve the user experience and effectively demonstrate the capabilities of their product.

Key responsibilities

In this Junior Software Developer graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating exciting, instructive and inspiring applications to demonstrate the capabilities of the product
  • Helping customers to get started writing their own applications
  • Liaising with the core development team to improve the user experience of external developers
  • “Hacking” consumer electrical goods to show proof-of-concept demos
  • Using web services to integrate existing data feeds into the infrastructure

So, what we are looking for?

  • A minimum of a 2.1 in Computer Science or a similar discipline
  • History of working in a variety of environments and programming languages
  • Experience of database technologies and visualization of data
  • An analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
  • The ability to work well independently
  • Excellent organisational skills

What else is on offer?

  • A competitive starting salary of 25,000
  • The chance to work collaboratively with a team of experts in scripting and software development
  • The opportunity to work remotely most of the time
  • An excellent support network and regular face-to-face meetings with the team

Looking for software developer jobs in London, and have Python skills to boot? If you’re a proactive graduate with great problem-solving skills, apply for this Junior Software Developer job today.

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Web Developer - HTML, CSS, JavaScript

£40,000 - £45,000

If you’re looking for front-end web developer jobs in London and you want to work for a revolutionary ticketing app, this new Web Developer job could be ideal for you. Putting your HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills to the test, you’d be joining one of the UK’s most ground-breaking tech startups.

Company profile

In this Web Developer job, you will be joining a rapidly growing business, whose innovative platform allows people to trade unwanted tickets for events and gigs. With mobile apps on all three platforms, they are the largest fan-to-fan ticket trading platform, listing thousands of tickets every month for gigs, festivals, comedy, sports and theatre. As they continue to grow rapidly, they are now looking to take on a talented Web Developer with 2+ years’ experience, who is looking to develop and refine their skill set.

Job description

In this Web Developer job, you will be developing your JavaScript, HTML and CSS skills, as well as using Typescript and Angular to help improve and develop a number of different projects. You will be working across a range of platforms, developing internal networks and building up your industry knowledge at the same time. You will need to have a Computer Science degree, plus 2-4 years’ experience in a similar role, as you will be expected to hit the ground running and autonomously work on a variety of complex and exciting projects.

Key responsibilities

In this Web Developer job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Helping to develop and manage the platform by working across the front and back-end
  • Helping the team to define and implement new tasks as they come in
  • Logging your progress and reporting to your colleagues
  • Working across a variety of platforms, including websites and mobile applications
  • Developing your skill set – furthering your knowledge of programmes including JavaStack, Cassandra and Postgres
  • Working on upcoming projects such as a redesign on the website discovery user journey and a rewrite of mobile apps

So, what are we looking for?

  • A 2.1 or above in Computer Science
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, HTML and CSS
  • Experience working with Angular JS and Angular 6 ideally
  • Knowledge of web services
  • An interest in and / or experience working on mobile platforms
  • An eagerness to work in an Agile work environment to manage workflow
  • An excellent verbal communicator

What else is on offer?

  • A fantastic starting salary of between 40,000 - 45,000
  • Opportunity for real progression within a thriving company
  • The chance to work directly with high-level developers to enhance your skillset
  • Fantastic offices in Central London
  • A fun, young and dynamic environment

Looking for web developer jobs in London and have HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills under your belt? If you’re interested in working for a fast-growing ticketing platform, apply for this Web Developer job in London today!

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Operations Engineer


Looking for operations engineering jobs in London, and interested in working for a market-leading transport operator? With over 2,000 employees and offices in both the UK and Singapore, this dynamic transport business are searching for an Operations Engineer to join their London-based team.

Company profile

In this Operations Engineer job, you will be working for a well-known global transport provider. Based in West London, they have an impressive track record of delivering high quality public transport outsourcing to two of the world’s major capital cities – London and Singapore. Operating 650 buses in London, and 380 in Singapore, their vision is to provide exceptional and efficient services all over the world – relying on the hard work and dedication of their team to do so.

Job description

In this Operations Engineer job, you will be working to ensure that all health & safety and environmental goals are met, whilst maintaining a safe, punctual, reliable and cost effective maintenance regime. Your role will be vital to maximising profits and ensuring that the company always meets its primary goal –delivering an exceptional service to both commuters and the company’s biggest client, Transport For London. You will need to be mathematically-minded, with an adaptable and meticulous approach, as you’ll be working alongside both the finance and operations teams to ensure the accuracy of engineering costs and capabilities, and that key objectives are being met as part of the maintenance process.

Key responsibilities

In this Operations Engineer job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering engineering plans and budgets alongside an agreed level of fleet and facilities maintenance
  • Identifying and implementing opportunities for improved performance and efficiency
  • Monitoring and reviewing department processes to ensure that all workshop staff and supervisors are trained and qualified according to both company and health & safety regulations
  • Maintaining positive working relations with external stake holders such as DVSA and monitoring supplier performances
  • Taking responsibility for engineering and staffing efficiencies, vehicle output and reliability, vehicle quality standards & compliance, and legal requirements in relation to the fleet
  • Liaising with suppliers, internal customers and others as and when required
  • Taking responsibility for keeping up to date with health and safety legislation policies that may affect working environment or vehicle maintenance regime

So, what are we looking for?

  • A 2.1 degree from university in a Mechanical Engineering or Automotive discipline
  • 1 years’ experience within an operations-based role, preferably within an engineering capacity
  • Experience working with senior engineers, ideally within the transport industry
  • Multi-site operational experiences would be an advantage
  • Some experience running projects independently
  • Experience with preparation of reports and operational cost budgeting
  • A full PCV license would be a huge plus

What else is on offer?

  • A highly competitive starting salary of 35,000
  • A sociable and collaborative working environment
  • Huge opportunities for progression
  • The chance to join an team of industry leaders with a wealth of experience under their belt

Looking for operations jobs in London and want to join a world class transportation provider? If you’re an ambitious engineer with an interest in transport, apply for this Operations Engineer job in London today.

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