The Denca graduate development program

Denca Graduate Program

The Denca Graduate Development Program has operated since 2001. The aim of the scheme is to introduce young graduate engineers to the world of industry. More specifically, we focus on technology and automation within industry.   Denca’s graduates have mainly worked within our software development capabilities.   Our software engineers skills include automation products such as PLC, SCADA and HMI, this has expanded over recent years to include Data capabilities involving various higher-level platforms such as .Net, Entity Framework, SQL databases & other Intranet products.

The automation products use proprietary software from world-leading companies. These include Siemens, Rockwell, Mitsubishi and others. Their products offer the opportunity to complete complex sequential operations with industrial processes and machinery. These systems provide operator control via HMI (Human Machine Interface) and/or SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition).

The systems gather and analyse data to provide insight into the efficiency and reliability of a process.   Our Data department provides the specialist skills to harvest this information and present it to operators, production and senior management in real-time. This process often reveals potential problems or money-saving opportunities.   The Data department engineers code in many modern programming languages including C#, SQL, Java, JavaScript and Angular, as well as others.

The Denca Graduate Development Program: Structured Training

Our graduate scheme is a formal training process. It builds on a graduate’s core skills over a three year period. The program introduces the concepts and experience needed to make engineering in industry an interesting and rewarding career choice.   The personal development programs provided by the company are highly regarded by our engineers.  Once attained they open up many great career opportunities.

Denca recruits graduates every year and their success is a mainstay of Denca’s success so we look forward to welcoming many more forward-thinking engineers in the future.

If you are interested in a career at Denca then send over a cover letter and CV to or click below:

Meet our 2022 Graduates

Michal Szymanski – Graduate Software Engineer

Michal is excited to be a part of the Denca team and has taken the time to share some of his interests and ambitions:

Outside of work, when he is not spending time with friends and family, Michal has a passion for gadgets in any shape or form “literally any type of gadget“. He also enjoys computer & virtual reality games ranging from RPG to FPS shooter games and when it comes to music he leans into ‘Metal’ music, which he likes to see live in concert.

He has ambitions to become the best C# developer he can possibly be and in the long run, he wants to apply his skills to help people in their day-to-day life.

Matthew Jones – Graduate Software Engineer

First of all, Matt wanted to express how he appreciated his warm welcome into the company and the continuing support of the team!

In his spare time, he enjoys playing & watching snooker, coming up with his own projects in Arduino (mainly smart-home related) and playing virtual reality games. A love of gadgets and new technologies has recently led him down the path of 3D printing which goes hand in hand with his hobbies and he has recently started printing and painting miniatures.

He has a keen eye for detail and is determined to achieve his goals, including improving his skills and building his knowledge of industrial software and applications.

Lewis Elder – Graduate Software Engineer

Lewis thanked everyone for the warm welcome and is looking forward to working with the team.  He intends to quickly develop more software engineering skills, hopes to soon be able to take on more responsibility and become a key member of his team. 

Lewis enjoyed his formal education, and has always liked engineering, he recalls having a love of anything technical from as far back as he can remember. 

In his personal life, Lewis is a gamer and a self-confessed car nut, he also enjoys travelling, watching football and socialising with friends and family.

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