Graduate scheme

Kingspan welcomes graduates from many disciplines, but whatever your area of study, we are looking for graduates that are ready to take responsibility, be challenged and work on their own initiative. In return we will support you in developing a career that really matters, give you the opportunity to work and live around the world and of course offer a competitive salary and benefits.

We have opportunities in our Technical and R&D Stream in locations throughout UK, Ireland, North America and Europe and are keen to hear from graduates wishing to join the global leader in high-performance insulation and building envelope solutions.

As well as getting the opportunity to work on interesting projects that make a real difference to our planet you will join our highly regarded Graduate Development Programme “Yours to Shape”.

Here is some information about what you can expect if you join Kingspan.

Examples of the types of roles available:

  • Construction, Technical Services, Technical Design Engineer
  • Polymer/Structural Design/Mechanical Design/Project Engineers
  • Mechanical/Structural Laboratory Technician
  • Chemist/Chemistry Laboratory Technician
  • Product Development
  • Sustainability roles

What you could be doing depending on your role:

You could find yourself working on one or more of the following:

  • Providing technical support to internal teams and updating and maintaining technical literature
  • Providing advice on specification and application of Kingspan products to architects, specifiers and cladding contractors
  • Ensuring compliance to test methods, standards and sampling frequencies as defined by plant and laboratory procedures
  • Working on projects incorporating elements of both Mechanical and Chemical development
  • Involvement in development of the next generation of sustainable building materials
  • Researching and evaluating existing and new construction materials and techniques
  • Energy efficiency projects; identifying opportunities, supporting project development and developing capex submissions to save energy and carbon emissions
  • Bringing new product developments from concept stage right through to fully launched products
  • Investigating opportunities to facilitate replacement of existing processes and equipment
  • Contributing to the design of new plant and equipment to minimise energy use

The skills and competencies you will need:

  • Ability to cope with pressure and challenging situations
  • The commitment to deliver the job and go beyond what is expected
  • The motivation to want to explore agile learning and advance your knowledge to make projects work
  • Ability to process, evaluate and interpret results and make informed decisions
  • Excellent communication; verbal and written

Candidate Requirements

  • You should be no more than 12 months post- graduation and available to take up a position no later than 30 September 2024
  • You must be eligible to live and work permanently in UK, North America and/or Europe dependent on the location of the vacancy
  • The exact location within these regions will be discussed with you during the recruitment process
  • You will need to have a Degree and/or Masters in a relevant discipline e.g.
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Structural Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Sustainability and Power
    • Chemistry
    • Architecture

What we can offer you:

  • You will be a Kingspan employee from Day 1
  • The opportunity to live and work across the globe and in any of our 5 divisions:-
    • Insulation
    • Insulated Panels
    • Light, Air and Water
    • Data and Flooring
    • Waterproofing and Roofing
  • Competitive salary
  • A graduate development programme aimed at supporting you as you transition from university to the world of work and accelerating your career development
  • Access to business leaders
  • A dynamic, fast-paced work environment

Our recruitment process:

  • The first stage is to complete our online application form which is found on our application portal via the Apply button below
  • You can only submit one application so think about which stream you are most interested in. You will be given the option of indicating your second preference stream on the application form
  • If shortlisted, you will be invited to complete an online Psychometric test, i.e., Arctic Shores’ task-based assessments
  • If successful at that stage, you will be invited to submit a short video interview
  • Finally, if successful at that stage, you will be invited to attend a Virtual Assessment Centre comprising of a group exercise, individual presentation and final competency-based interview

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