Engineering Graduate programme

Mechanical | Electrical | Instrumentation | Control | Process

“I’m currently working as a Process Control Engineer in Mannok’s PIR Production facilities having completed my Foundation Engineering degree, with specialism in Mechatronics, through South West College, accredited by Ulster University.”

Stefan Patterson

Process Control Engineer

“The role gives me a broad range of experience on real life projects which enables me to gain invaluable experience and to hone my skills in multiple disciplines, such as making continuous process improvements by adding additional control and visuals to aid operations, fault finding and efficient diagnosis, maintenance scheduling, and design and build of control panels.

In my current role I am responsible for PLC Maintenance, programming and fault finding onsite. I am also responsible for updating existing equipment to newer versions to avoid any future issues with obsolete electrical equipment. I hope to specialise in the field of Mechatronics. With the support of experienced Engineers and a dedicated mentor, I have progressed to become more knowledgeable and confident in my current role and the experience has helped me to make a more informed decision on the career pathway I wish to pursue.”

Stefan Patterson

Process Control Engineer

Engineering Opportunities

We have opportunities for graduate Engineers to join our team to play an important role in the delivery of our significant decarbonisation programme, working on internationally collaborative projects to develop innovative and transformational environmentally led solutions.

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Instrumentation / Control

  • Process Engineer

Industry Leader in Sustainability

A number of key projects are underway, including the development of world first solutions to make cement production greener, working with emerging renewable technologies and expert global partners.

Mannok’s drive to achieve net zero and become a sustainability leader in the industry presents graduate engineers an exceptional opportunity to join our Engineers’ Hub at a time when we embark on our journey to achieve net zero and transform an already progressive industrial base into a truly sustainable powerhouse of employment, clean energy and future economic prosperity in the heart of the border region.

The Programme

You can be part of the exciting programme of works to harness natural and renewable energy sources, and drive innovation in sustainable technology.

As a graduate, you will gain on the job experience and develop valuable technical skills whilst working within a Lean Engineering framework with Continuous Improvement as a core principle, supported by maximum skills-attainment aligned to accredited professional qualifications in all cases.

You will work alongside our experienced Engineers, who will guide your development as you play an important role in our daily operations and long-term strategic plans. You will have industry leading opportunities to work with global experts and receive support and encouragement to become chartered in your field.

The engineering programmes are 3 years in duration, and on completion you will assume a role as an experienced Engineer at Mannok, taking responsibility for projects, resources and key areas of the operations. You will continue your professional development through CPD training to ensure your knowledge and skills remain to the fore in technological advancement and changes.


Minimum 2:1 BEng degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Instrumentation or Process Engineering or equivalent.

  • Why Work with Mannok
  • Benefits & Rewards
  • Professional Development
  • Wellbeing
  • Why Work with Mannok

    Why Work with Mannok

    At Mannok, we value the strength, skill and ingenuity of our workforce and we're committed to continual development and investment in our people to support every employee to achieve their career goals.

    We have a diverse culture, reflected not only in our business functions, but also in our people. A career with Mannok means joining a team that puts people at its core, whether it be customers, partners or employees. We offer significant development opportunities through a wide and varied range of roles and actively seek out potential.

    Mannok is an industry leader, with over 830 employees and almost 50 years of manufacturing history, supplying quality products to some of the construction and food packaging industries’ largest organisations.

    Sustainability sits at the heart of our values, as outlined in our 2030 Vision. We have ambitious targets which will see us transform from a carbon intensive business to a more sustainable pathway. In order to achieve our sustainability goals, we will rely on the commitment and support of every employee and seek to recruit those with shared values. We have built our vision on three core pillars of People, Planet and Partners, each of which are essential to the long-term success of our organisation, ensuring we continue to make a substantial contribution to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of this region for the next and future generations.

  • Benefits & Rewards

    Benefits & Rewards

    We value our people and give recognition for personal success, drive, commitment and determination. We understand that rewards are more than pay and performance related bonuses, so we have a variety of benefits to cater for the diverse needs of our people, these benefits include:

    • Attractive performance related pay scheme with annual salary review
    • Pension scheme
    • Life Assurance scheme
    • Sponsorship for professional qualifications / study leave
    • Enhanced company sick scheme
    • 30 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays
    • Incremental holiday allowance increase for long-term service
    • Skills Development Programme with structured career pathways linked to salary increments, rewarding multi-skilled personnel
    • Social Club
    • Discount on company products
    • Health & Wellbeing Programme
  • Professional Development

    Continuous Professional Development

    A career with Mannok offers a range of opportunities to continue learning and professional development, both internally as part of your role, and through our numerous educational and professional development partnerships.


    We are changing how we develop, measure, and recognise levels of skills and competency in our business through the extension of our award-winning Skills Development Programme to every employee to enable all staff to become up-skilled and cross-skilled.

    The Programme will provide every employee with a structured development pathway and the necessary training materials to support their progression. Progress is linked to salary increases, ensuring our employees are financially rewarded for their skills and experience and are supported and encouraged to achieve their career goals.


    At Mannok, we enable and encourage employees to progress their careers with recognised courses and qualifications in a wide range of disciplines through our range of development partnerships with some of the country’s leading educational and professional bodies. Employees have the opportunity to gain degree level qualifications and go on to become chartered in their relevant role.

  • Wellbeing

    Wellbeing & Resilience

    Here at Mannok, we recognise the importance of looking after our employees’ mental health and wellbeing, and that our duty of care goes beyond ensuring physical safety.

    We aim to create a diverse and inclusive workplace, enhance the mental and physical wellbeing of every Mannok team member and provide support to help sustain our people and build resilience into our business systems.

    We have established a partnership with local mental health charity, AWARE, and introduced a new Mental Health Charter to outline our commitment to the mental wellbeing of our employees. We have trained mental health first aiders across our business and all managers receive mental health training.

    Activities and advice on looking after your mental wellbeing are actively promoted through our internal communication channels and we provide signposting to support services available. Our digital employee health and wellbeing portal provides access to health, fitness and mindfulness classes and multiple resources to enable a tailored wellbeing platform for every Mannok team member.