Finning Graduate Schemes

Invent your future at Finning and join our Engineering Graduate scheme. We are looking for diverse talent and engineers who have graduated with a minimum of a 2:2 in Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, or Mechatronics Engineering Degrees. We have an under-representation of women in engineering and would welcome applications from graduates who identify as women who meet the criteria.

How Long?

Our scheme is for 2 years after such time graduates will progress into a Project Engineer role. We offer graduates excellent progression, exposure and will support you in coming up with a bespoke development programme to help you succeed.

Why Join Our Scheme?

Graduates will learn about our unique business and work on exciting projects supporting Engineers. This is usually within electric power generation. To find out more about this please visit this page.

On our scheme, you will work in the electric power side of our business with some very experienced engineers. We believe the best way to learn is by experience, and that’s why we will challenge you with solving real problems. By the time you have completed your graduate programme, your knowledge will be deep, broad and impressive. Our team will view you and treat you as a valuable team member, and will invest in your development, giving you the support, training and guidance you need. We will provide you with an assigned mentor who will provide you with expert advice when you need it. They'll help you make the most of the opportunities on offer, and help you lay the foundations of a long-term career.

Am I Eligible?

We have graduate roles available in Cannock and Dublin so you would need to be able to commute to Cannock. You will ideally have passed your driving test and have achieved a grade of 2:2 or above.

What Will I Learn?

Learning at Finning is not just about going on a course. Development is most effective when formal learning, coaching and feedback and on the job experience are combined.

This will be a programme of continual learning, knowledge sharing, skills development and professional growth. You will have the opportunity, training and support to achieve a valuable professional qualification.

Meet our Graduates

Yvanna Nana

I researched Finning and knew I wanted to be part of the company. After doing more research I discovered you were the leading caterpillar dealers in the world and I remember during my interview that's what I said and it made everyone smile. The recruitment process was so fast and straightforward and everything we always hear as job seekers is to show that we want to work for the company but I believe it goes both ways and I felt it with Finning, I saw that I was wanted in the company and everybody has been lovely so far. I had my interview in the morning and the same day I got a job offer. This has really been boosting me to come in and do a great job, meet everyone and learn from their experiences”. 

Cathal Gleeson

I chose to work for Finning as they have a wealth of opportunities available and a good reputation for supporting their staff. I have been employed with Finning for 2 ½ years now and have had full support from them to develop myself further within the business, offering me financial assistance to help me through my degree. Becoming a graduate with Finning was the next step in my career”.

I am enjoying the Graduate role here at Finning so far. It is extremely busy and there is always a lot to do. I am enjoying learning all of the ins and outs of the trade and how everything works in the engineering world. It has been a very positive and valuable program for me”.

Meet Kelly Cole, General Manager in Electric Power and hear what she has to say

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, look no further than engineering. It has provided me, and it can provide you with the opportunities to work on projects that impact people lives, work on new technologies and work with some amazing people.  I would wholeheartedly recommend a career in engineering”.

During my apprenticeship I learnt the practical engineer skills which really help setup my career. The skills I learnt during my apprenticeship supported me during my degree in mechanical engineer and in discussion with large customers. I would highly recommend the apprenticeship program; the structure of our apprenticeship enables you to build a strong foundation of technical knowledge. Providing you with you with the knowledge and skills for an exciting career”.

George Bell

I am excited to start my role with Finning in January. They have a good reputation and their vast training opportunities are why I applied. I am looking forward to meeting the other engineers, learning new things and progressing my career”.