Questions and answers

What is the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology?

The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology teaches high quality engineering degrees to the next generation of tech enthusiasts, alongside a full time role at Dyson. 

During this four year programme you’ll learn about engineering through hands-on experience in our Research and Development department with academic training provided by WMG, the University of Warwick. You'll graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

What are the entry requirements?

For September 2018 entry, you will need at least AAB at A Level (or equivalent), including an A grade in Mathematics and one other Science, Technology or Engineering-related subject.  

What if I don't get my expected A Level grades?

Due to the demand for places on the course, we cannot guarantee you a place if you do not receive the required grades.

Can I apply if I have already left school and achieved qualifications beyond A level (or equivalent)?

Yes, provided you meet the grade entry requirements you are eligible to apply to take part on this programme.

Can I take a year out before the start of the programme?

We can't accept applications for deferred entry.

Will I have to pay?

No. Dyson will pay your tuition fees for the engineering degree.

Will I be paid?

Yes. You’ll receive a competitive salary throughout the programme, increasing each year. You’ll also be eligible for our staff bonus scheme and staff discount. Your tuition fees will be paid by Dyson meaning you'll graduate debt-free.

Will I need to take out a student loan?

No. Dyson will pay for your degree course and offer you a full salary.

Am I guaranteed a job at the end of the programme?

You will need to meet the expected grade level for the degree programme as well as key performance objectives in your job. If you successfully meet these criteria, you’ll continue with a graduate engineering job at Dyson after the programme.

Can I apply if I am not from the UK?

Yes, if you can obtain or already have the right to work (full-time) and study in the UK you are eligible to apply to take part on this programme.  Please note this programme is not currently eligible for sponsorship under UK immigration rules.

Will I be classed as a student?

After enrolling at the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, you will be classed as a full time employee at Dyson.

Do I need to travel internationally?

In the final year of the programme, you may get the opportunity to work within one of our international sites, including our technology and design centres in Singapore and Malaysia.

Will I get help with housing?

In your first year you will have the opportunity to live on the Dyson campus in our purpose-built accommodation. If you choose to live elsewhere, Dyson supports a lift-share scheme from surrounding areas including, Bath, Bristol and Chippenham.

Can I choose my own job?

We'll give you the opportunity to state your preferred pathway and the Dyson team will place you, depending on your preferences, skills and the business need. There will be a number of rotations during the programme so you will have the chance to contribute to various teams.

Can I choose to study with a different university?

No, the course is run exclusively for Dyson by WMG, the University of Warwick.

Will I get holidays?

Yes, you will be considered an employee so will get holiday allowance as per the Dyson policy. This is 27 days annually. Please notify us in your application if you have any holidays planned in the next 12 months.

Can I apply via UCAS?

No, this is a Dyson initiative and applications can only be made via the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology directly.

Does the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology offer post-graduate qualifications?

Currently the only course available at the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology is the Bachelor of Engineering undergraduate degree.

Can I apply for future courses or intakes now?

You can register your interest in applying for the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology for 2019 entry and beyond, here.

 

Can I review my application after it has been submitted?

You will not be able to edit or review your application after submitting, so please ensure you are happy with your responses before you submit.