Summer 2021 Engineering Graduate Scheme - Swytch Technology

Location: London, UK
Posted: 2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Description

Swytch is changing the way we move. We fundamentally believe that transport shouldn't cost the Earth - so we've made it our mission to make electric transport accessible to everybody.

Since launching in 2017 we have reached over 20,000 customers, across 50 countries who have collectively ridden over 1 million miles! Since then we have raised over $1.4M to scale our operations and secured a $400K Innovate UK grant to develop a next-generation hybrid eBike system for the future of shared electric vehicles.

Founded by Engineers and cycling enthusiasts Oliver Montague and Dmitro Khroma, Swytch is a close-knit team dedicated to creating low carbon transport solutions which are fun to use and good for the planet. We’re now growing our team to keep up with the unprecedented demand for our technology, and to be part of the electric transport revolution.

Check out our latest campaign: Indiegogo Campaign - https://youtu.be/RGCNW2KOtIE

The R&D Team

Technology is core to Swytch. We have redefined the e-Bike kit product category with excellent design and innovative technology. Our future is to redefine even bigger product categories, including complete electric bikes. To achieve this mission, we are assembling a world-class R&D team consisting of Engineers and Designers capable of pushing the limits of what is possible. We are looking for problem solvers, disrupters, and innovators with first class skills in design and technology.
You will be working alongside our co-founder and CTO, and Head of Manufacturing, and will be in close touch with our Marketing, and Service departments for a clear view of how your innovations impact our customers and company success

The Role

This is a one year Graduate rotation scheme starting Summer 2021. Your time will be split into 4 month periods rotating across three areas of the business which may include Manufacturing, Shipping & Logistics, R&D, Marketing or Customer Service Operations. We are offering you a 360 degree experience of working in a fast paced, growing, tech business. At the end of the Graduate rotation year we will be offering permanent contracts to those who have the biggest impact on our business.

This graduate rotation scheme will give you the opportunity to own your role while being guided by our senior team. A "T" shaped engineering skillset is ideal, with ability across multiple areas and a strong foundation in one. We are looking to develop future leaders of the company who are able to execute inter-departmental initiatives that will drive our continued growth.

The opportunity is to join a fast growing, data centred, young tech startup at the very beginning of its technology strategy roadmap. You will have front-row seats into the inner workings of a profitable direct to consumer eBike brand, from future product launches, to internal operations development. If you want to join a rapidly growing successful startup, and perhaps one day want to start your own, then this is the place for you.

Requirements

We are accepting applications from those who have graduated in 2020 or are due to graduate in 2021 from an Engineering or Computer Science degree. You will be on course to achieve a 2.1 or 1st.

You will have:

  • Industry experience at an engineering company or consultancy as part of your degree.
  • A strong fluency in tech & IT including G-Suite, MS Office, Excel, shortcuts, automations, databases and basic coding.
  • Examples of showing leadership including: Committee of a Uni Society, Sports team captain, Fundraising initiatives.
  • A strong commercial awareness and interest in start-ups having founded a business yourself or have been part of a startup.
  • Hobbies that have commercial value e.g: Photography, Videography, Graphic Design, Programming, Electronics, Website Development etc
  • The ability to work independently, and efficiently.
  • An excellent problem-solving mindset.
  • A love of data and the proven ability to support your decisions with evidence.
  • The ability to handle change and ambiguity that may arise in a fast growing start up.

Benefits

  • Unparalleled opportunity to develop your career rapidly through exposure to all company areas in a flat structured start-up.
  • Typically flexible remote working environment; come sit in our office in East London and enjoy a daily free lunch or work from home in the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the UK. (For all R&D and Manufacturing roles we’ll require you to be in the office a proportion of the week to make best use of our team and workshop).
  • Competitive salary.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holiday.
  • An Oculus Quest VR headset so you can join our weekly virtual socials.
  • Electric Penny Farthing Lessons.
  • Open and transparent company culture giving every employee direct access to our Founders and our quarterly business reviews.
  • An annual program of wellbeing activities.
  • Annual training budget per employee.

Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds and we embrace our differences. We aim to be diverse in our people, our thinking and our innovation. We strive to create an inclusive culture, building a company and products that are making a better world for everyone. If you want to be part of the electric transport revolution, apply now.

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