Design Engineer Graduate

This job has closed



Ready to kickstart a Design career with a leading manufacturer? Join Forterra on a 24-month Design Graduate programme and you’ll gain management responsibility, brand new skills, and the exposure you need to make it big. You’ll develop a solid understanding of our products, customers, and processes, all while earning £30,988!

About the opportunity

Over the course of the programme, you will develop your design capabilities as well as understanding of our product development cycle. You’ll gain experience in practical creation and installation, taking products from prototype to launch to help us fulfil our business plans and objectives.

You’ll learn all about the processes we use when developing our products. We’ll teach you how to report on the management systems operators, from Factory Floor to Strategic Management level. Responsibilities you could own on the programme include:

  • Implementing key product development projects across operational sites
  • Conducting tests and compiling reports on product prototyping
  • Leading different stages of the product development cycle through from inception and delivery to reporting

By the end of your structured training period, where you will be mentored throughout, you should be ready to take on a permanent role within our design function!

About you

We’re looking for highly motivated teammates with a 2:1 (or equivalent) in a Built Environment, Engineering or Product Design subject area. You’ll need to be capable of working on your own initiative as well as prioritising your workload. It’s important that you’re passionate about solving problems with the ability to create solutions. You will need a full driving licence, as well as the ability to travel to sites across the UK. Other qualities we’d like to see include:

  • Excellent communication and relationship skills
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills
  • IT knowledge

About the rewards

On the Design Graduate training programme, you’ll receive a salary of £30,988 with annual salary reviews and company bonuses. You’ll also be able to make use of a wide variety of benefits, including:

  • Life assurance
  • Company mobile phone, laptop and car
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Possibility to house share with other graduates

About us

Forterra is a leading UK manufacturer of clay and concrete building products. Across our 17 manufacturing sites, our 1,800 employees create the bricks, blocks, precast concrete, paving, and many other vital products that keep Britain building.

To apply click here, or click the Apply Now button below.



Wherever you are in Britain, you won’t be far from a building with a Forterra brick, block or bespoke clay or concrete product somewhere in its fabric.

Currently Employing

Sign up for job alerts - its free