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Energy Innovation Pathway

Graduate Programme

-- Find out more about WMG's Energy Innovation Research --

75% of our 2021 graduates were recruited from other universities across the UK.


Our Energy Innovation Centre

Our research priorities are focused on ways that we can move towards a more sustainable and resilient system for key areas including transportation, manufacturing and grid storage.

Our work spans capabilities including advanced propulsion systems and intelligent mobility. The technology is transferable to aerospace, light rail, marine, defence and other sectors.

We are also lead partners in the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre, a major national initiative with Coventry City Council, and Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.a

What will you be doing?

If you choose the Energy Innovation pathway you will have the opportunity to:

  • Undertake research and development activities that encompass the full cycle of developing new battery chemistries, process scale-up, characterisation, testing and analysis.
  • Conduct innovative research and development activities in the fields of electric motors, power electronics and energy management.
  • Work alongside and learn from the experience of our technicians, doctoral students, project managers and research engineers.
  • Work on the development of battery modules, and their assembly into a system, ensuring it meets pack production criteria. Help deliver practical, reliable and economical systems for industry partners, contributing to design, manufacture and testing.
  • Work on the application of battery technologies in electric and hybrid vehicles or machines.
  • Contribute to collaborative commercial projects with industry partners to produce project demonstrators.

We are looking for...


This is very much a multidisciplinary area, so if you have graduated or are due to graduate between January 2021 and September 2022 with minimum 2:1 degree in any Engineering, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics or Computer Science degree you would be able to contribute in a meaningful way.

Please note you can only apply for one of our pathways, either Energy Innovation or Smart and Connected Vehicles.

Join the team and make a difference to mobility, industrial competitiveness, the more efficient use of energy resources, and reduced atmospheric pollution.

Read the full job description here

Want to know more?

To find out more about Energy Innovation at WMG, read about some of our projects and the people leading them here

Contact us

Louise Oddy, Head of Early Careers and Talent Development, heads up the WMG Graduate scheme, please feel free to contact Louise directly should you have any questions.

Apply today!