Graduate Scheme

HORIBA MIRA is a thriving and stimulating community where smarter engineering happens and where we work passionately as a team to achieve our goals.

Our vision is that by 2025 every journey in the world will be positively influenced by us – and we believe that our graduates play a key part in contributing to our future success.


With over 70 years’ experience in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding. Our suite of 39 major test facilities, 100km of specialised proving ground and wealth of engineering experience, combined with our expanding international presence, means we are confident that we can achieve our vision. 

We live by our core values:

The application process for our 2019 Graduate Programme is now open. To be part of our exciting journey and shape your future too – Apply here.

Graduate Candidate Pack

If you're interested in applying but want to find out more first, click here to download our Graduate Candidate Pack.

What we Offer

  • Permanent role on joining
  • Two year initial development programme and ongoing CPD after completing scheme
  • Competitive remuneration scheme including £28,000 starting salary with structured reviews during the scheme, 27 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, pension scheme, permanent health insurance, subsidised restaurant and on-site Costa, working well programme and positive work-life balance, local membership and service discounts
  • Structured development including support to work towards Chartered Engineering status
  • Hands-on experience across a variety of projects
  • Direct roles to specialise in preferred career area, or rotational placements across the business to gain broad knowledge and experience before choosing career focus
  • Flexible schemes with input into personal development based upon your preferences and skills which are also matched to our business needs
  • Access to cutting-edge engineering facilities
  • Mentor support from industry experts
  • Development overseen by a Senior Manager, championing your development through the scheme
  • Opportunities to get involved in STEM development initiatives in the local community

The Application Process

1. Online Application
The closing date for applications is 10th December 2018. Applicants are asked to submit a CV and covering letter to highlight your reasons for applying to join HORIBA MIRA.

2. Telephone Interview
As part of the selection process, candidates who meet the criteria in their online application are given a telephone interview in which your skills and a number of competences will be assessed.

3. Psychometric Testing
If you are successful in progressing to this stage, you will be asked to complete online tests. You will be given plenty of time and the opportunity to see practice papers beforehand.

4. Assessment Centre
Candidates who pass all the previous stages of selection are invited to one of our January 2019 assessment centre days. You will have the opportunity to visit our facilities and meet Managers and Graduates from previous years, as well as be interviewed and take part in team exercises to show your capabilities.

5. Decision and Offer
Following the assessment centre you will receive feedback and if you are successful, a formal offer will be made in February 2019 with a view to positions starting by 2nd September 2019 at the latest.