As our industry booms and businesses continue to seek out the very best ‘next generation’ of engineers, following the success of our Graduate Development Programme, we are proud to share that we are expanding the scope of our in-house programme to include all early careers engineers, including graduate and apprentice entry levels.

The programme has been designed to attract and retain the best future talent in our industries to allow Morson Projects to continue to deliver market leading engineering consultancy.

We do this by empowering our early careers employees to take ownership of their own continual professional development with a structured career path framework.

Importantly, the programme also gives our senior engineers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with the next generation of budding engineers in a measured way through our bespoke mentoring scheme.

Jordan Knapp, (Lead Design Engineer) who is the Chair of the programme, explains more about the key features of the programme:

The programme focusses around the development of technical competence and core skills, which are achieved through:

  • Exposure to a wide range of projects to develop expertise and knowledge.
  • Formal and on the job training to develop, technical skills. project management and leadership skills.
  • Opportunity to contribute to research projects / initiatives at local academic establishments.
  • Exposure to different disciplines and departments within the company to improve collaborative working.
  • Formal presentations to Managers and Directors to showcase progression / capability.

“The new structured learning programme will empower the next generation of engineers and create long term succession planning for our team through a mapped-out career plan which has clear lines of progression and accountability.”

Sally Entwistle (Lead Design Engineer) who is the Training Co-ordinator for the programme, explains more about how the programme has taken shape:

“Our Early Careers Development Programme has been a long time in the making, and our first cohort of Graduates were key to helping us develop this new, enhanced programme.

“We have developed early careers engineers to an exceptional level within our business for a long time now, and growing our own talent is fundamental to how we do business. But, as business booms and we continue to grow at speed we needed a more structured consistent approach and clear career progression for our new engineers.

“The first cohort on the new programme will run as a pilot across our MADE (Marine, Aerospace & Defence Engineering) and PACE (Power, Automation and Control) divisions, with the backing of Morson Projects Operations Board and support from the wider Morson Group HR function. We are looking forward to developing the programme and rolling it out across the other divisions within the business as soon as possible.”

Anna Davanzo, (Design Engineer) who is our Mentor Trainer, is a Chartered Engineer and has brought years of experience from previous roles to help formalise the mentoring elements of the programme. She explains:

“When developing the new programme, it was extremely important to us that we involved engineers from across our team in the process. The focus for Morson Projects isn’t just on the early careers engineers, it is also about the more experienced members of the team developing their skillsets and growing within their roles, sharing their knowledge in the best interest of the team, our business and our clients.

“We have over 15 existing staff members directly supporting the programme and I have now delivered the initial mentor training to this group. In my role, I will continue to support the mentors throughout their journeys.

“In addition to this, as a Chartered Engineer, part of my role will be supporting the early careers engineers to gain chartership further down the line and also to maximise the opportunities for the more experienced members of staff through their mentorship roles.”

Gareth Beck, Director of our MADE (Marine, Aerospace & Defence Engineering) Division, concludes:

“For over 40 years we have prided ourselves on our ability to nurture and grow early careers engineers to fully meet their career potential.

“Due to the unprecedented growth we are seeing across all our engineering sectors, now more than ever we must attract and develop the best talent. It was therefore imperative we levelled up our Early Careers Development Programme and the team have done exactly that.

“I’m very excited to see the potential our programme will unlock in the years to come. It doesn’t stop there though. We also recognise that we need to engage budding engineers at much younger ages. We are therefore taking our passion for engineering into primary schools around the country with the goal of enthusing children to choose a pathway in engineering, be it via further education or an apprenticeship with Morson Projects.”

Recent Success Stories

We recently caught up with Joe and Justin, who have been part of our original Graduate Development Programme to find out more about their journeys.
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We also caught up with James Kelly, who joined the team as a Graduate Engineer after receiving one of the Morson Groups scholarships to kick-start his career.

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Interested in joining our Early Careers Development Programme?

For a confidential conversation about joining our team and our Early Careers Development Programme, please email your CV and Covering Letter to: or call 0161 707 1516 and ask to speak to the programme’s dedicated Resourcing Manager, Francis Enefer-Davies.