If you receive an offer following Assessment Day, this will be conditional on achieving the necessary entry requirements. You'll need to either provide evidence you have already met these, or you'll be required to evidence this upon completion of your current degree course.
You will receive an offer pack with all the information required to consider this offer, including your employment contract, terms and conditions, and relevant programme and employment information.
If you receive an offer you will also be required to pass relevant employment checks, administered by Dyson Technology Ltd. which include:
- ID verification
- proof of National Insurance
- adverse media check (published material; not social media)
- basic DBS check
When you join the Dyson Institute, you will sign a number of documents including an employment contract with Dyson Technology Limited. The employment contract is a permanent employment contract that reflects the journey from a postgraduate to a fully-fledged Dyson engineer. After graduation you will transition to the next step in your Dyson career, where you will take on a full-time role in Dyson.
As postgraduate at the Dyson Institute, you will pay no tuition fees. Instead, you will be a permanently employed and salaried member of staff. In exchange for Dyson’s significant investment in you by funding your two years of study, you will be expected to complete a minimum of two years employment, post-graduation. Should you opt to leave Dyson within two years of graduation, then Dyson will seek to recuperate a proportion of the costs associated to the funding of your MSc degree.
Your notice period will be 12 weeks throughout your postgraduate studies and will remain unchanged following your graduation.
Dyson can, in certain circumstances, agree to accept a shorter period of notice on a fully discretionary basis. Examples of when that discretion might be exercised include scenarios where your personal circumstances materially change such that you cannot continue working or studying. This may include health difficulties, or caring responsibilities.
As a Postgraduate Engineer, you'll have some benefits specific to your role, but as a Dyson engineer, you're also entitled to similar employee benefits as all Dyson people.
As a Postgraduate Engineer, you'll start on a competitive salary of £27,000.
You'll receive a generous holiday entitlement of approximately 41 days, plus eight bank holidays. This is a mixture of approximately ten days 'annual leave' which you can book any time (excluding study days), and 31 days 'academic leave', distributed at key points in the programme:
- Two weeks over Christmas (including two bank holidays)
- One week in February
- Two weeks around April/May depending on Easter and the academic calendar (usually including two bank holidays)
- Two weeks in summer
As a Dyson employee, you'll be eligible for a range of benefits:
- Discretionary, non-contractual bonus
- Company paid life assurance
- Discounts on Dyson machines
- Competitive pension scheme
- Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury and Hullavington campus from Bristol, Bath, Chippenham and Swindon
- On-site parking
- Unlimited tea and coffee, and lunch is provided
- Free on-site hair salon
- On-site lifestyle assist, concierge-style support.
- Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme
- On-site gym and sports centre
- On-site wellbeing centre
- Private medical insurance for all employees
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employee and dependents
- Digital GP and prescription service
- Fertility treatment support
We offer plenty of opportunities to learn more about the programme, life at the Dyson Institute and your potential year group between receiving an offer and joining in September.
We host a range of webinars with topics ranging from women in engineering and sustainability.
You'll have a single point of contact for any questions you may have in the run up to joining us in September.
At the start of your first year, you will undertake an orientation to software upon arrival. The orientation will take place on the remaining three days of the working week and will last approximately 12 weeks.
The software orientation spans October to December and will consist of a series of both academic and non-academic practice-led micro-projects, seminars, study-skills and tutorials designed to reinforce practical skills and theoretical knowledge. This time will also be used to provide a comprehensive introduction to RDD Software at Dyson. Additionally, this time will be an opportunity for community building within your cohort.