Professional
development

As a Dyson engineer, you’ll be supported to develop skills and behaviours that you’ll need as your career develops.  

In addition to the invaluable professional development, you’ll gain through your work at Dyson, the Dyson Institute ensures that you’ll have opportunities to develop professional competencies including teamwork, personal effectiveness, ethics and sustainability.

Summer series

Every year, you’ll take part in Summer Series – a programme designed to develop your understanding of end-to-end product development  

Summer Series takes place between the end of July and mid- September, during the academic break between years one, two and three. It usually involves a group project on a particular theme, sometimes chosen by the undergraduates themselves, supplemented by workshops to develop particular skills. For example, previous Summer Series programmes have included workshops on:  

  • presentation skills
  • ideation
  • hand sketching
  • project management
  • circular economy

Summer Series projects usually culminate in a final presentation or report, which allows each group to demonstrate to their peers and the Dyson Institute team, what they have produced and learnt over the course of the programme.

Career support

Throughout your time at the Dyson Institute, you’ll be supported to proactively manage your future Dyson career and to meet your personal and professional objectives.    

Support includes one-to-one mentorship, opportunities to discuss different career pathways with senior Dyson people, networking events and career insight sessions from leaders across the Dyson business.    

After graduation, there’s a seamless transition to the next step in your Dyson career, with individual progression opportunities designed to develop future leaders who will drive innovation and engineering globally. 

You may be interested in professional registration and getting chartered. More information on this can be found below.

Professional registration, also known as chartership, is recognition of your engineering and technical competence, that has been independently assessed and is internationally recognised. There are three categories that you can apply for; Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.  

An accredited degree programme can help when you apply for EngTech, IEng or CEng status, as the content you learn has already been verified as relevant for the sector by the relevant Institute or awarding body.  

We are working closely with the IET to accredit the Institute’s BEng in Engineering (Hons) course – there is an accreditation process to go through and it typically isn’t applied until a degree course has graduates. Once a course has accreditation, it will apply to everyone who has completed the course – even if they have already graduated.  

Anyone that would like to gain professional registration needs to generate evidence of their professional engineering experience, commitment and competence through submission of relevant documentation. They also need to take part in a professional review (similar to an interview).   

Your time at the Dyson Institute will give you four years of work experience – a useful head start in developing evidence of your professional competence and commitment. Your apprenticeship logbook will be a particularly helpful evidence base.   

Once you’re able to demonstrate that you meet the registration requirements of your chosen professional body, Dyson will support you in pursuing this.   

You can find out more about becoming chartered and the process involved on the IET website.