Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Flexible Working Location

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Closing date
Salary or hourly rate
£29,000 plus competitive benefits
Contract type
Role type
Flexible Working Location

HORIBA MIRA is a world-class, provider of Robotics and Autonomous Systems for use in Defence applications.

We are seeking a direct entry Graduate Mechanical Engineer to join a small, fast-moving team working to create advanced robot prototypes and autonomous vehicle products. For the right candidate, we offer an opportunity to work in this new and exciting autonomy sector.

The ideal candidate has relevant experience as part of their degree projects, personal interests or during a summer-time placement in automotive or manufacturing industries.

The team’s engineers build state of the art Unmanned Ground Vehicles and advanced prototype robotic systems. We offer a relaxed but hardworking environment where individuals are recognised for their personal performance.

The main purpose of the role is the design and development of mechanical components and systems for autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles, robots and associated products


Mechanical design including proficiency in the use of CAD software



  • Ability to design concept and production level mechanical components and assemblies using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.
  • Generation and interpretation of engineering drawings.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills backed up by sound understanding of fundamental engineering principles.
  • Strong practical skills, including experience using hand and power tools to assist in building and testing prototype mechanical assemblies.
  • Dimensional and functional analysis of parts and failure analysis.
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to work alone and as part of a team.


  • Experience in modern manufacturing materials and processes such as 3D printing and laser cutting.
  • Working knowledge of electrical engineering principles and electromechanical components.

Applicants should possess an Honours degree (min. 2:2) or Master’s degree in:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product Design Engineering
Other information

At HORIBA MIRA we have a wide range of benefits including:-

  • £29,000 starting salary
  • Salary reviewed every 6 months during the initial 2 years, with salary progression monitored over the first three years
  • 27 days holiday + statutory days (with the option to participate in a holiday buy/sell scheme)
  • A generous contributory pension plan
  • A fantastic Employee Assistance Programme which offers a range of wellbeing services to staff.
  • Reimbursement of fees for corporate memberships for relevant Chartered/professional institution
  • A range of tax efficient salary sacrifice options including a cycle to work scheme.

Successful candidates must be able to work in the UK without restrictions and meet UK government security vetting criteria.

Right to work: - HORIBA MIRA actively promotes diversity and inclusion across our organisation, however this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the current Home Office Shortage Occupation list. 

Closing date for Applications: Sunday 26th June

You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible, as we reserve the right to close posts at any time once we have received sufficient applications.

Assessment process:

If you meet our eligibility criteria, we will then ask you to complete some psychometric tests, with successful applicants then progressing to an assessment day where we can meet each other. This will take place at our MIRA Technology Institute in w/c 25th July, so your diary must be available for this.