Graduate Scheme

Millbrook’s graduate scheme, based near Milton Keynes, allows successful applicants to move between diverse service streams across the business.

The experience gained, coupled with personal development and funding towards professional accreditation, supports graduates in securing a role as an engineer.

Automotive engineers on a Millbrook graduate scheme near Milton Keynes learning about ADAS testing

Rotational Graduate Programme

During the two year automotive graduate scheme, successful applicants will work with our managers, engineers and technicians across different business areas. Graduates will work on, and take responsibility for, genuine projects within any of the following departments:

  • Propulsion
  • Crash Test and Safety Systems
  • Component Test Laboratory
  • Vehicle Measurement
  • Durability

We trust our graduates to apply their theoretical knowledge to our work, with the expertise and encouragement of their colleagues. A formal programme structure means that the beginning of your career is exciting, challenging and well supported.

2021 applications closed

Millbrook driver training using digital twin

Training and Personal Development

With significant new investment, we are diversifying into new markets and expanding internationally, which means even greater training and career opportunities. Graduates have the opportunity to complete training, development workshops, stretch assignments and job shadowing.

To help graduates measure their progress, objectives and development plans are agreed at the start of each rotational placement. Regular reviews ensure that candidates have the opportunity to evaluate their contribution and performance and identify areas for further development.


Why Choose Millbrook?

  • Competitive starting salary, with structured increases
  • 25 days’ paid holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Health cover
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Funded and fully supported accreditations through an approved professional body
To be considered for the Millbrook graduate scheme, you must be studying towards a 2:1 or above in a relevant engineering degree subject.
We are looking for individuals with excellent communication skills, attention to detail and team working ethos. We looks for graduates with problem solving skills, who thrive on planning and organisation but are willing to show flexibility and ‘out the box’ thinking. Previous work experience or an undergraduate placement within Millbrook or a similar organisation is desirable, though not essential.
Successful applicants start in September. Evidence of your completed degree will be required upon commencement of the programme.
All Millbrook employees must be willing to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and SC level security clearance may be required for some roles within restricted departments.
High and low voltage electric powertrain systems development testing at Millbrook

“I had the opportunity to work with a huge variety of departments and projects during my graduate rotation. This gave me extensive knowledge and enabled me to engage with people across the proving ground and the automotive engineering industry.”

Millbrook graduate scheme employees and apprentices using Virtual Proving Ground Simulator

“Having joined as an undergraduate and returned as a graduate, I have been involved in a wide range of areas across the automotive sector, from technical rotations to commercial exposure. I also attend sports and social events which provide me with opportunities to meet new colleagues from across the business.”

Seat test laboratory at Millbrook

“I’ve been given the opportunity to explore and develop my interests in various parts of engine testing alongside developing my skills as an engineer. The experience has been brilliant and I would love to pursue a career in this department at the end of my graduate scheme.”