Next generation

Graduate engineers look east

Published:  16 March, 2012

Resurrected brand MG Motor, is looking for the next generation of engineers to work on its range of cars – but there is a twist.

Most will work at the MG Birmingham site where MG’s parent company, SAIC Motor, has its European Technical Centre. Up to 10 graduates will be offered a two-year training programme which includes a placement at the firm’s HQ in China.

The graduates will pen models destined for the UK as well as the Chinese Roewe brand – which currently makes various models derived from the old Rover group products.

While some may turn their noses up at working for a Chinese car firm, would-be applicants could do well to bear in mind that China is currently the world’s largest new car market, and that SAIC are the leading brand domestically, as well as being the eighth largest internationally.

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