Offer holder information
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 on your results day.
All you need to know if you're successful in receiving an offer.
You will receive an offer pack with all the information required to consider this offer, including your employment contract, apprenticeship agreement, 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 (or indefinite) employment contract and this reflects the journey from an undergraduate to a fully fledged Dyson engineer that we intend for you to take. The first four years of the contract is described as a fixed term and this reflects your period of apprenticeship. Once you have successfully completed the degree apprenticeship, and assuming you meet the other conditions for continued employment, your employment will continue on an indefinite basis, in accordance with the terms of the contract.
If either yourself or Dyson do decide to end the employment relationship at any stage, contractual notice periods will apply. These change at various points in your journey with Dyson to reflect the significant investment that Dyson is making in you, as detailed below:
- Between your first day and May 1st of the final year of your degree apprenticeship, your notice period will be one month, however you should be aware that if you leave within this period, you won’t complete your degree apprenticeship
- From May 1st of the final year of your degree apprenticeship until the end of your sixth year of employment (NB: this might be extended in certain circumstances, for example if you take a sabbatical following graduation), the notice period to be given by either party is nine months
- After six years of employment, your notice period will decrease to three months, in line with other Dyson engineers. As you progress through the organisation, your notice period may change again to reflect your increased seniority.
Dyson can, in certain circumstances, agree to accept a shorter period of notice and whilst this is fully discretionary, examples of circumstances in which that discretion might be exercised includes scenarios where your personal circumstances materially change such that you cannot continue working or studying, for example health difficulties, or caring responsibilities.
As an Undergraduate Engineer, you'll have some benefits specific to your role including the range of support provided by the Dyson Institute, but as a Dyson engineer you’re also entitled to similar employee benefits as all Dyson people.
As an Undergraduate Engineer, you’ll start on a competitive salary of £18,000, rising to £21,000 in your second year. The salary will then increase each year, based on market rates.
You’ll also be entitled to a generous holiday entitlement of 328 hours per year, which is approximately 41 days, plus 8 Bank Holidays. This is a mixture of 'annual leave' which you can book any time (excluding study days) and 'academic leave', where you are allocated:
- Two weeks over Christmas
- One week in February
- Two weeks around April/May depending on Easter and the academic calendar
- 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
- Electric vehicle 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 hold a pre-joining day for all offer-holders in early July. The event is held at our campus in Malmesbury and enables offer-holders to:
- Meet their future year group, Dyson Institute staff, colleagues and current Undergraduates in an informal setting.
- Visit the Dyson Technology campus again.
- Hear about any changes at the Dyson Institute.
- Have a conversation about any specific support requests/needs/concerns.
- Ask any questions of Dyson Institute staff and current undergraduates.
We don’t want finance to be a barrier to anyone attending this event and will reimburse reasonable travel expenses. See Applicant support for more details.
We host a range of webinars with topics ranging from women in engineering, sustainability and modelling a zombie apocalypse.
You'll have a single point of contact - our Recruitment and Conversion Officer, for any questions you may have.
On results day you'll need to call us with details of the grades you achieved, so we know if you have met the conditions of your offer. Further details will be shared with you, closer to the time.
Move-in day will be the first week of September. You'll be allocated a 2-hour arrival window and all new undergraduates move in on the same day.
You'll have two days of orientation, familiarising yourself with campus, the local area and getting to know each other. Induction will start the following Monday.
The transition to higher education is a challenging time. Starting work as a Dyson engineer at the same time can be daunting. To help smooth this transition and feel comfortable in your new environment, we provide a comprehensive three-week induction programme. Topics covered include:
- Time management
- Living independently
- Managing your finances
- Working in teams
- Communication skills
- Safety training
- Academic writing
- Accessing support services
- Phased introduction to working in Dyson engineering teams
The induction period includes a busy social programme, designed to help you get to know each other, other year groups and the Dyson Institute team – as well as to familiarise yourself with the local area.