FAQs

The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology is an independent higher education provider.  It offers a bespoke, high-quality engineering degree apprenticeship to the next generation of technology enthusiasts, alongside an engineering job at Dyson.  Each year’s cohort is limited to between 40 and 50 undergraduates, which means that the emphasises is on a personal and individual approach.

During the four-year programme, our undergraduates learn about engineering through hands-on involvement by working in our Research and Development department, with the theory being delivered through the Bachelor BEng (Hons) Engineering degree. 

The Dyson Institute is an independent higher education institution, this means that the degree will be awarded by the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology.  

We do not currently offer a Master’s of Engineering degree.

There is no age limit for applicants to the Dyson Institute.  Providing you meet the grade entry requirements, you are eligible to apply for the degree apprenticeship programme.  Please note however, that we are unable to accept applications from individuals who already hold a Level 6 qualification in engineering.  Any qualifications achieved beyond leaving school will also need to be declared in the application form. 

Entry requirements

Yes, you can take a year out before applying.  The Dyson Institute is typically unable to accept deferred entry so you would therefore need to apply in the year of entry.  However, you can register your interest for applying in future years and we'll then be able to keep in contact with news, information and when future applications open.  Please use the 'register your interest' link on our website. 

All offers are conditional upon our grade requirements being met.  We therefore cannot guarantee you a place if you do not meet the required grades. Please see our Admissions Policy for further information.

Regulations and policies

No, you will not require a student loan as there are no tuition fees for our degree apprenticeship programme.  Accommodation costs are payable and for our first years, this is deducted straight from their salary if living in the on-site dedicated accommodation.

Yes. You'll start on a salary of £18,000 per annum, increasing each year (our current Year two salary is £21,000).  You’ll also be eligible for our staff bonus scheme and staff discounts.  With no tuition fees, you could graduate debt-free. 

Yes, if you can obtain or already have the right to work (full-time) and study in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for this programme.  Please refer to the eligibility information on our Applying page for more information on Right to Work requirements.  

Applying

You'll be expected to maintain normal office hours: typically either 8:00–16:30 or 9:00–17:30 Monday to Thursday, finishing an hour earlier on Fridays.

After joining the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, you’ll be an employee at Dyson and a part-time student with the Dyson Institute.

In the summer of your third year, you may be given an exciting opportunity to travel to our technology and design centres in Singapore and Malaysia. 

In your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to live on the Dyson campus in our purpose-built accommodation. 

At the end of your first year, you’ll move out of your campus accommodation and into the surrounding area. The Student Support team hold an annual accommodation event to equip you with information on how to find somewhere to live and the process of renting, as well as an opportunity to work out who you might want to live with. 

Dyson provides a bus service for all employees and there are routes from the Bristol, Bath, Chippenham and Swindon areas.

No, applications are made directly to the Dyson Institute, using an 'apply' link open on our website during the application window.  This means that you can keep any UCAS applications running alongside your Dyson Institute application.   

You’ll be given the opportunity to state your preferred pathway for years three and four of the degree apprenticeship programme.  When allocating, the Dyson team will consider your preferences, your strengths and skills, as well as the business need. There will be a number of rotations during the programme, so you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to various teams. 

Due to the strict levels of security required on site, unfortunately we’re unable to offer regular open days or site visits.  We do hold online events; please refer to our Events page for more information.

Part of our recruitment process, namely the Assessment Days, are typically held on site at our campus in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.  This means that if you reach this stage in our recruitment process, you’ll be able to visit and get more of a feel for both Dyson and the Dyson Institute.  This will help you make an informed decision should you go on to receive a conditional offer.