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Early Careers


 “People in the early stages of their career who bring new thinking and great ideas to the high-technology sector are vital to the success of our business. It is not just what you know and what you have done that is important to us; it is your potential, ambition, passion and ideas that we are most interested in.”

- Claire Flint
  Group HR & Brand Director
  

By tailoring your role and development needs to your individual skill set, our early careers programme offers real potential to fast-track your professional career.

At a glance:
  • We run an 18 month structured programme running alongside your functional role in Oxford Instruments
  • You will undertake four, one week designated “Time-Out to Train” sessions in which you will learn;
    - How to manage yourself
    - How to manage results
    - How to manage people
  • You have the opportunity to take a 3 month International Secondment to one of our many sites around the globe
  • Senior Oxford Instruments Mentors (available to all graduates) operate an “Open Door policy” to help you quickly get to grips with our business and our values.
You will take on a business relevant project under instruction from the Management Board. The entire 2016 early-careers intake will be involved in the creation and delivery of this business project globally across the group. The work carried out by our last intake was very well received and is due to start roll out from early 2016
    
 ..being curious:


A never-ending journey, that’s how we’d sum up a career with Oxford Instruments. A journey where you can constantly explore fresh territory, research deeper into your chosen field, gain further qualifications and develop new skills. If you’re always asking questions and are determined to shape the future while discovering just how much you are capable of, we can’t think of a better place to start. 

We sell tools to research and industrial customers who wish to exploit the opportunities offered by nano technology to perform ground breaking research and make better, safer and greener products.

 


    
 ..being curious:


A never-ending journey, that’s how we’d sum up a career with Oxford Instruments. A journey where you can constantly explore fresh territory, research deeper into your chosen field, gain further qualifications and develop new skills. If you’re always asking questions and are determined to shape the future while discovering just how much you are capable of, we can’t think of a better place to start. 

We sell tools to research and industrial customers who wish to exploit the opportunities offered by nano technology to perform ground breaking research and make better, safer and greener products.

 


    
 ..being curious:


A never-ending journey, that’s how we’d sum up a career with Oxford Instruments. A journey where you can constantly explore fresh territory, research deeper into your chosen field, gain further qualifications and develop new skills. If you’re always asking questions and are determined to shape the future while discovering just how much you are capable of, we can’t think of a better place to start. 

We sell tools to research and industrial customers who wish to exploit the opportunities offered by nano technology to perform ground breaking research and make better, safer and greener products.

 

 
..treading new ground:


We have been at the forefront of technological innovation for more than 50 years. 

We use innovation to turn smart science into world-class products that support research and industry to address some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. 

We develop high technology tools and systems that allow our customers to explore new frontiers at the nano scale.

What we do is truly inspirational, and so are the people who work for us. 

Our technology touches the lives of most people on a daily basis.....you just wouldn’t know it;

   




 ..stop collaborating:

Sharing knowledge....Learning from each other’s experiences..... Sparking ideas off one another...... To us it’s a more inspiring way to work and a better way to move projects forward. 

We find that by listening to each other’s views we make better decisions – decisions that are owned by the people the directly affect.

What’s more, thanks to the scale and the diversity of our operations we have a range of specialists based all over the world and you will have the opportunity to work with people from many other disciplines, locations and culture
 
    
 ..being curious:


A never-ending journey, that’s how we’d sum up a career with Oxford Instruments. A journey where you can constantly explore fresh territory, research deeper into your chosen field, gain further qualifications and develop new skills. If you’re always asking questions and are determined to shape the future while discovering just how much you are capable of, we can’t think of a better place to start. 

We sell tools to research and industrial customers who wish to exploit the opportunities offered by nano technology to perform ground breaking research and make better, safer and greener products.

 

 
..treading new ground:


We have been at the forefront of technological innovation for more than 50 years. 

We use innovation to turn smart science into world-class products that support research and industry to address some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. 

We develop high technology tools and systems that allow our customers to explore new frontiers at the nano scale.

What we do is truly inspirational, and so are the people who work for us. 

Our technology touches the lives of most people on a daily basis.....you just wouldn’t know it;

   




 ..stop collaborating:

Sharing knowledge....Learning from each other’s experiences..... Sparking ideas off one another...... To us it’s a more inspiring way to work and a better way to move projects forward. 

We find that by listening to each other’s views we make better decisions – decisions that are owned by the people the directly affect.

What’s more, thanks to the scale and the diversity of our operations we have a range of specialists based all over the world and you will have the opportunity to work with people from many other disciplines, locations and culture
 


    
 Graduate Case Study:


Tuomas Pylkkänen started on the Graduate Programme not long after joining Oxford Instruments as an XRF scientist in Finland. Initially only expecting lectures about business fundamentals, he was pleasantly surprised by the strong focus on people skills. The programme offered Tuomas exposure to different functions in the business, building his understanding about how the Company works and where his role fits in. 
 
As part of the programme, Tuomas had the opportunity to come to the UK on secondment to NanoAnalysis. This allowed him to gain practical project management and communication skills, but he also felt it improved his confidence and motivation, giving him an appreciation of the differences in working cultures between the UK and Finland. 
 
Towards the end of the graduate programme, Tuomas was promoted to a technical team leader role. He feels the skills he learned on the programme helped him achieve this promotion. Tuomas found the programme to be much more valuable than he first anticipated and has learned the people across the businesses are ultimately motivated by the same things; to use the best technology and processes to make great products for our customers. 





 

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