All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Spirax Sarco employees based on 32 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.7/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.7/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
4.4/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.9/5
 
Company Culture:
3.6/5
 
Career Progression:
3.6/5
 
Colleagues:
4/5
 
Training:
3.9/5
 
Enjoyment:
4.1/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.6/5
 

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc is a multi-national industrial engineering group that has its headquarters in Cheltenham, UK. The Group comprises two world-leading businesses: Spirax Sarco for steam and electrical thermal energy solutions and Watson-Marlow for niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies.

With 110 operating units in 44 countries, and sales offices in a further 14 countries, we are an organisation with a global reach. 

On the Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc graduate program, you have the chance to work for both or either of these world leading companies. Alongside this, you have the chance to take part in multiple charitable activities, such as becoming a STEM ambassador, working alongside the Young Enterprise Charity, running the Science Festival Stand or perhaps you are more interested in gender diversity and wish to work on the Women in Engineering Project.  

The programme consists of four 6 month placements tailored to your interest in a variety of areas around the business such as:

    • Product Research or Development
    • Manufacturing/Production
    • Product/Project Sales
    • IT or business development including marketing and other functions 

For one of the 6 month placements, you will have the choice of being stationed at one of our international 106 operating companies.

Company benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Life assurance
  • Subsidised restaurants
  • Training and development
  • Bonus scheme
  • Welcome Payment 

Locations

The Spirax Sarco Global Headquarters is based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. http://www.spiraxsarco.com/global/uk/Pages/home.aspx 

Watson Marlow fluid Technology Group is based in Falmouth, Cornwall.

http://www.watson-marlow.com/gb-en/ 

As a group, we also operate across 44 countries with 18 manufacturing sites across 4 continents.

Careers

We welcome applicants from all technical disciplines, and in line with our business, having a particular focus on engineering related degrees. For example:

  • Any Engineering Discipline
  • Engineering with Business/Finance
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science/Cyber Security/IT related.

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Number of Graduate Positions this year
6

Total number of company employees
Over 5,300 employees worldwide.

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Contact Details 44 (0) 1242 521361
early.careers@uk.spiraxsarco.com
https://www.spiraxsarco.com

Contact: Recruitment Team

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Manufacturing Graduate Trainee Department: Supply Chain Planning Job Title: Supply Chain Planner

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Technical Sales Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Production Engineering Job Title: Engineering Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Global Graduate Development Programme Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Safety Adviser Department: Oil & Gas Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Group product management and development Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Manufacturing Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Technical Sales Job Title: Technical Support Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Product Management & Development Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector Department: Engineering Systems Department Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Research & Development Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Technical Sales Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Product Development Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Oil and Petrochemical Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: Research Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Research Job Title: Research Engineer

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering Department: GOPC Job Title: Technical Sales Executive

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: currently: Manufacturing, others: Product Management, Technical Sales, Research Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Product Development Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Placement Rotations

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Department: Varies

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Department: Apprentice

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Department: Apprentices

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Apprentice

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Electrical Engineer Department: Talent Management


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Spirax Sarco

Average start time: 8:00

Average end time: 16:45

Average number of working hours: 8.75

Based on 32 reviews


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Application Advice:

The graduate scheme at Spirax Sarco offers the opportunity to learn and experience a wide variety of areas across the business. Don't be afraid to try new things, put yourself out of your comfort zone and make the most of the breadth available. Developing a good base of experiences across different functional areas is perhaps the best thing you can get out of the early part of your career and Spirax allows you to do this, whilst working with some great people.

Interview Advice:

Greatest disappointments and successes, technical questions regarding thermodynamics and applying engineering principles.

Spirax will be looking to understand how you like to work and approach problems, but most importantly how you work with others to achieve a specified goal.

Supply Chain Planner, Supply Chain Planning at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

-Show your enthusiasm for engineering and technology.
-Read up about the company.
-Be honest.
-Think about what you can bring to the company and what you would also like to learn and improve.

Graduate Engineer, Technical Sales at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

Spirax Sarco will look at more than whether your CV fits the criteria, they are interested in you as a person. Furthermore they believe that we are the future leaders of the company, so enthusiasm about leading is always encouraged.
Similarly, do not be afraid to express the type of roles you are looking for. As part of the graduate scheme you rotate throughout the company and are exposed to many different areas.

Interview Advice:

There will likely be a group exercise, so be prepared to work in a new team, speak your mind and voice opinion but do not be too forceful with your views.

Engineering Graduate, Production Engineering at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

Research the company and their position in the market, show that you are an 'all rounder' and have leadership potential.

Interview Advice:

Past experience helpful. Being able to talk about previous projects and experiences. Showing that you can see the bigger picture.

Graduate Engineer, Global Graduate Development Programme at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. Spirax recruitment is focused around the person just as much as their experience and academic ability.

Graduate Engineer, at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you exemplify the core values and can offer plenty of ideas.

Interview Advice:

Technical interview - Basic thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow.

Graduate Engineer, Manufacturing at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

Have a clear understanding of the different placements beforehand and scope out your interests.

Interview Advice:

What made you choose Spirax?

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

Graduate Engineer, Oil & Gas at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

The assessment process is similar to other companies. Try to be calm and most importantly be yourself.

Graduate Engineer, Group product management and development at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

Best tips for the assessment day: get involved in tasks, contribute ideas, volunteer to take on tasks, try and demonstrate the way you think regardless of whether you know the answer.

Interview Advice:

How does a refrigerator work?

Graduate, Manufacturing at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

Usually the application involves online verbal/numerical/reasoning tests, personality test, video interview, and finally assessment centre at Cheltenham.
The assessment centre usually contains group activity project, presentation, and a technical interview.

Interview Advice:

For the technical interview, a basic review of basic thermodynamics may be useful.
For the HR interview, just relax, be original and truthful.
The interviews are not about the right answer they are about your thought process and, even more important, they are not about ticking off competencies using past experience, they are about showing capabilities and potential.

Technical Support Engineer, Technical Sales at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

Show your passion for engineering, apply early, and have something else interesting about you e.g. music, sport, surprise me...

Interview Advice:

E.g. tips, question learn about what Spirax sarco make and where steam is used, learn the refrigeration cycle and don't get the answer right, they want to see your working so just speak your mind the entire time.

Graduate Engineer, Product Management & Development at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

Spirax look for enthusiastic and driven engineers that want a varied experience on a Graduate scheme.

Interview Advice:

Think about how you would respond to situations in a team environment. The day assessment centre is very thorough and was the best day I attended in my job search.

Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering Systems Department at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

Apply early and be honest. The company is looking for brains with ideas, not exam results.

Interview Advice:

Live the company core values. It's going to show in the application process.

Graduate Engineer, Research & Development at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

The applicants assessment is based more in character and potential than in competencies and past experience. In other words they're hiring the people, not their resume. So relax, be yourself, and explain your worthiness in your own terms.

Interview Advice:

Some basic and practical thermodynamics can be useful for the technical interview, although the questions can vary from business to manufacturing or physics. Don't worry too much, it's not all about the right answer, it's about the mental path towards one.

Graduate Engineer, Technical Sales at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

The company values above all your characteristics as an individual - demonstrating you are open-minded and have a good work-ethic are the most important things

Graduate Engineer, Product Development at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

Your cover letter is your chance to match up your CV to what the company is looking for - use it well to sell yourself.

Interview Advice:

You are being tested on how you think, and how you analyse an unknown problem rather than on any specific knowledge. So be prepared to think out loud.

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Application Advice:

Do not be put off if you do not know much about manufacturing or what Spirax do. They are looking for engineers they can teach and to bring new ideas to the company. Enthusiasm is key to getting most out of each placement, they are looking for responsible engineers who can use their technical ability as well as their personal skills.

Interview Advice:

Currently it is a full day of team games, site tours, technical and non-technical interviews. Stay calm throughout the day and ensure you are a key team member. They bring senior management to observe so you will definitely be noticed and picked up on all your behaviour throughout the day.

Graduate Engineer, Oil and Petrochemical at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

I think it is important to accept that you will not know everything and the process will be about challenging you. Due to the nature of the scheme they are looking for quick learners and adaptable people, so I'd think of ways that you can show this throughout your application.

Interview Advice:

In my interview I was asked to give a presentation, so I would make sure that you practive your presentation skills.

I had a technical interview which involved looking at a piece of equipment so having a basic knowledge of products that you may find in a steam plant would be helpful.

Graduate Engineer, at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

An interest in mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering is advisable, as well as a willingness to vary your working experience. Spirax also looks for candidates which fit well with their core values, placing considerable value on the people.

Interview Advice:

A working knowledge of thermodynamics, such as refrigeration systems, is useful, and displaying enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved in activities is also key.

Graduate Engineer, Research at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

come with an open mind, be prepared for a steep learning curve, and bring as many new ideas as you can - this company appreciates them

Interview Advice:

how does a fridge work

how does a electric shower work

they will give you an item and ask what is its use.

Answers- they do not want the correct answer per say. they want to know your thinking and how you think and get to an answer. so think out loud.

Technical Sales Executive, GOPC at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

They are after the people, not necessarily the skills. So it will not suffice to show excellent academic results, having done many internships or worked before will NOT give somebody a distincitive advantage. It doesn't matter if you are not the perfect student. They focus on the whole person and his personality as much as anything else, focusing on potential. They are very organised in their recruitment process and assess verbal, numerical, and behavorial and personality skills early on with online tests, the later being verified in subsequent interviews, to give you a place in an assessment centre and finaly a job offer.

Interview Advice:

Be scrupulously truthfull, do not say what you think they want to hear, say what you feel and explain and expand on it to justify it when appropriate.

If it is a technical interview, don't get stuck on remembering, show your thought process and path instead.

Graduate Engineer, currently: Manufacturing, others: Product Management, Technical Sales, Research at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

The technical interview is there to test your thinking processes, not your knowledge. But maybe brush up on basic thermodynamics. Otherwise just be yourself.

Graduate Engineer, at Spirax Sarco
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Application Advice:

In addition to technical skills, emphasise soft skills and indicate open-mindedness.

Graduate Engineer, Product Development at Spirax Sarco
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Best:

A highly successful and well respected company that operates globally across a wide range of industries. All employees have excellent benefits packages and Spirax really makes an effort to look after its workforce, and is constantly looking to provide more perks.

Worst:

The steam industry is very niche, which shelters a lot of the work at Spirax from being exposed to wider engineering/industry practices or innovation, but equally Spirax is world-leading at what it does, so is often looking to set the standards within steam.

Supply Chain Planner, Supply Chain Planning at Spirax Sarco
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Best:

Many people within the company to share knowledge and information

Worst:

Sometimes workload can be high

Graduate Engineer, Technical Sales at Spirax Sarco
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Best:

The range of roles available, and the international connections

Worst:

Not as keen to allow flexi-time

Engineering Graduate, Production Engineering at Spirax Sarco
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Best:

The opportunities available. Spending time in an operating company abroad

Worst:

large companies sometimes having a lot of 'red tape' and sometimes frustrating processes that must be followed.

Graduate Engineer, Global Graduate Development Programme at Spirax Sarco
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Best:

The people here are fantastic; supportive, understanding and friendly. Responsibility is given even at an early stage to encourage innovative and meaningful work. Opportunities to showcase academic skills learnt at university are abundant.

Worst:

Some products can be difficult to understand at first but the training provided solves this.

Graduate Engineer, at Spirax Sarco
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Best:

Still quite a family-like atmosphere. My experience is that the management is quite keen to make things happen for people.

Worst:

Some decisions made high up are without any regard for the situation on the ground and no allowances are made to compensate for the disturbance.

Graduate Engineer, Manufacturing at Spirax Sarco
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Best:

Great benefits package
Good scope for career progression.
"Well-Knit" business

Worst:

Tedious industry.
Not much work variety on a day to day basis.

Graduate Engineer, Oil & Gas at Spirax Sarco
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