Careers & Vacancies at Dyer Engineering

Working at DYER Engineering

The DYER Engineering team are passionate about what they do and looking after our customers. The team are why DYER Engineering exists and are the key to our success.

To date we have employed in excess of 500 people across our 40-year history. Some have moved on to other opportunities, but many have stayed. We currently have people in our team who have been with us for over 20 years, some that have been with us for more than 10 years and looking at the wider picture 35% of our team have greater than 5 years’ service. Figures which speak for themselves.

Looking forward we have ambitious plans to grow the business and continue to develop DYER Engineering as a special place to work.

If you are interested in joining us, please see our latest opportunities below.

NOTE – We would like to respectfully point out that we only work with selected Recruitment Agencies and do not encourage any cold-calling.

Employee Stats

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of our staff recommend Dyer Engineering as a GREAT place to work

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8 out of 10 of our Staff believe they are cared about as a person at work

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of our workforce is currently made up of Apprentices

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of our team have greater than 5 years service

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of our Leadership Team were developed from within the business

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We encourage all of our team to engage in CI activities

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We conduct an annual survey of Employee Engagement and share the results with the team

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We operate transparent pay grades and bench-mark ourselves against other industries

Fully funded Degree Apprenticeship, studying for a BEng (Hons) Engineering Degree


Join our fully-funded

Degree Apprenticeship programme

to study for a BEng (Hons) Engineering Degree

Earn while you Learn

We are delighted to offer an opportunity for an HNC Engineering student to join our brand-new Degree Apprenticeship programme and study for an Engineering degree. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a degree without incurring Student debt and even better than that you will be paid while you learn.

What will you get?

  • Starting salary of £15,000 a year with increments as you progress through the 5 year programme.
  • Pension plan and a generous holiday entitlement, every year.
  • 2 years on-the-job training with study through day-release at Sunderland University, working towards a BEng (Hons) in Engineering Practice.
  • 3 years continued development on the Dyer graduate programme.
  • At the completion of the 5 year programme you will fill one of the many different Engineering roles we have in the business.
  • All tuition fees are met by the Company.

From the moment you join Dyer Engineering, you’ll be a valuable full-time member of the team. You will  work and be supported by the experienced and qualified team at Dyer Engineering. This programme is not for the faint hearted.  The pace will be fast and you will be expected to excel in your development so you can progress to the next stage.

What do you need?

  • You’ll need an HNC in an engineering discipline.
  • GCSE Maths, Science and English at grade 4 (C) or above.
  • UK/EEA Nationality or permanent residency status.
  • The programme is not intended for individuals who have already completed and graduated from university.

About you

Beyond your academic qualifications, we’ll be looking for evidence that you’re genuinely enthusiastic about developing a career in engineering, we need to know you’ve thought things through and are fairly sure that this career is right for you. You’ll be analytical, methodical and good at solving problems, as well as articulate, driven and a fast learner.

We’re also very keen to take on people who love working as a team because we all enjoy working with other people. So, we’ll be interested in how you’ve worked in a group. That could be at school, with your family, in a sports team, at work, in voluntary organisations, such as the Guides, Scouts or Cadets, or as part of religious or community activities.

About us

Dyer Engineering is an innovative Group of fabrication and machining businesses with wide-ranging capabilities to manufacture metal components and structures. We operate across a diverse range of markets, working with various metals, with the ability to process small parts which can be picked up by the handful, through to large-scale structures operating in harsh environments.

We are in a period of significant growth, with lots of exciting opportunities ahead. To find out more about the Company and what it’s like to work at Dyer Engineering, please visit:-


To apply for the role, please write a cover letter along with your CV to


Skilled CNC Machinist / Setter / Programmer (Batch Line)

Job Type: Full-time Salary: £14.81 /hour Grade 3B

The role will be reporting to the Site Supervisor / Machine Shop Team Leader and will involve the following duties and responsibilities:

Job Description

Dyer Engineering are proud of our skilled and dedicated workforce and are looking for a time served Skilled CNC Machinist to join our growing team. The successful applicants will work within an interesting and fast paced environment covering a wide variety of products including complex machined fabrications and assemblies.

Dyer Engineering has been established for almost 40 years and has continually grown, whilst enjoying an enviable order book and working in a range of industry sectors including Defence, Offshore, Rail, Power Generation and Automotive.

You will be a fully experienced CNC Machine operator fully conversant in programming, setting and editing programs with Heidenhain or Fanuc based programing language.

The work includes bespoke product and batch production mainly using fabrications made within the Dyer Engineering extensive facilities.

Key Tasks
  • To provide high quality machined components which will include
  • Programming and Setting CNC machining centres (milling)
  • Selecting and setting tooling and complying with the information presented for the work order (Job card)
  • Loading, editing and saving programs.
  • Setting datum and running the program.
  • Ensuring methods are used for securely clamping components prior to machining.
  • Following information presented on job routing card.
  • Introduction of new product, program and jig design manufacture.
  • A thorough understanding of engineering drawings to a good standard.
  • Experience of measuring equipment and the ability to inspect work in line with required quality standards.
Knowledge and Experience Required

Ideally you will possess excellent technical/engineering knowledge with a good understanding of engineering materials, be flexible, a good team player with the ability to also work independently. Dyer Engineering drive a target zero culture on quality so an importance of quality requirements and focus on this is essential.

Experience within a sub contract environment would be an advantage.

If you would like to be considered for this role a please submit your CV and a covering letter.

Leigh Foulger
Manufacturing Manager – Divisional Leader