Howden Graduate Programme

Are you ready to make a difference?

At Howden we are passionate about attracting early career talent to our organisation. We value the fresh ideas, perspectives, diversity and enthusiasm that graduates bring to Howden. In return, the Howden Graduate Programme will offer you the opportunity to build your career in a global company with a worldwide reputation for engineering excellence and developing innovative solutions that help create a more sustainable world.

You will acquire new skills and get hands-on experience working on exciting projects and assignments that help deliver cutting edge technology that really counts. With a strong brand and rich heritage, the opportunities are endless, and we have the best in the business waiting to mentor and support your training and development.

We pride ourselves on recognising the value of our people and supporting them in order to grow, develop and make a real difference. Our diverse, talented and inspiring people make us Howden!




Always innovating

What you will learn as a Howden graduate

Our two year graduate programme is designed to accelerate your learning with a variety of real work experiences across different business areas, giving you a great foundation to build on for a successful career within Howden.

During this time you will have the opportunity to complete between 4-8 rotation based placements which could include engineering design, project management, manufacturing, site services, business strategy, procurement, or even legal. Our graduate programme is flexible and we try to offer you placements that support your career interests. From time to time, there may also be the opportunity for international placements.


You will be working on real projects that support our global customers, and give you responsibility for the tasks you are assigned. As well as ‘on the job’ learning from the rotations, you will have access to a variety of other technical training, management and business skills training and will have a mentor to support your learning.

As a Howden graduate, you will also be joining a community of early career engineers with whom you can network with and share your ideas and learning, as well as benefit from working with our experienced and highly skilled Howden people.

Graduates can progress into a variety of different careers within Howden. You may want to stay in engineering, or you may want to use your skills and experience to pursue a different career path in Howden.

Meet our people who share how their careers have evolved in Howden 

Meet our people


The Benefits of a Career at Howden

Being part of the Howden family brings many fantastic benefits. You will have the opportunity to be a part of an organisation with a longstanding legacy of over 160 years of innovation where our people really are at the core of what we do.

Innovation and development happens every day in Howden, and by joining our team you can make a real impact on the world around you.

We are committed to developing and retaining our diverse talent across the globe, and in recognising the value of our people, we will provide you with excellent development opportunities, mentoring and guidance to grow and take ownership of your career in Howden.

As well as a competitive rewards package, you will have the opportunity to work with Howden people across the globe, building lasting relationships and networks, and developing your professional skills.

In Howden we champion diversity, fairness and equality of opportunity, not only in our own organisation but also in the communities in which we work. Our Bright Futures programme helps disadvantaged and under-represented people in our communities through education and skills development.

Join us and help enable our customers’ vital processes that make a positive and sustainable impact on the communities around us.

So what are you waiting for? Come and start your career with Howden!  


Internships at Howden

Getting real and relevant work experience can give you valuable insight before you embark on your chosen career. Internships at Howden offer you meaningful hands-on work experience, contributing to real business projects and learning from our experienced Howden people. You will learn new skills and have the opportunity to build your professional network.

Internships typically last around 3 months, however we may also be able to offer you an industrial placement to support your studies.

To be considered for an internship you should currently be studying an Engineering related discipline at Bachelor degree level.


If you would like to submit an enquiry please get in touch.