Dyson is a global research and technology company with engineering, research, development, manufacturing and testing operations in Singapore, the UK, Malaysia, Japan, the US, Mexico, China and the Philippines. Having started in a coach house in the UK, Dyson has consistently grown since it was established in 1993. Today, it has a global headquarters in Singapore and two technology campuses in the UK spanning over 800 acres in Malmesbury and Hullavington, alongside 10 engineering and research hubs around the world. Dyson remains family-owned and employs over 13,000 people globally including 6,000 engineers and scientists. It sells products in 84 markets internationally in over 340 Dyson Demo stores, as well as online through pioneering digital tools and virtual experiences.
Dyson is investing £2.75bn in the business to conceive revolutionary products and technologies. Dyson has global teams of engineers, scientists and software developers focused on the development of solid-state battery cells, high-speed electric digital motors, sensing and vision systems, robotics, machine learning technologies and A.I. investment. Since inventing the first cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaner - DC01- in 1993, Dyson has created problem solving technologies for haircare, air purification, robotics, lighting and hand drying.
The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology is a new model for engineering education combining the academic rigour of a traditional university with hands-on and real-world experience of working on real products and technologies inside a global technology company. Dyson undergraduates are paid a salary from day one and pay no tuition fees.
The James Dyson Foundation was founded in 2002 and the charity works internationally to empower aspiring engineers, support engineering in education and invest in medical research and has donated over £135m to charitable causes to date. The James Dyson Award is the Foundation’s annual international design competition and is open to current and recent design and engineering students. Since starting in 2005, the Award has supported nearly 250 inventions, providing funds to support their commercialisation. 65% of international winners have successfully commercialised their projects, against a backdrop where 90% of start-ups fail.
For 30 years, Dyson engineers have been removing particles from airflow. It started with cyclonic technology and the world’s first bagless vacuum, and has since developed into cordless, robotic and omni-directional vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, purifiers, and humidifier purifiers. Over the last decade, since the birth of the Dyson Environmental Care category, researching indoor and outdoor air quality has been high on Dyson’s agenda.
In 2009, Dyson launched the first bladeless fan and our engineers quickly turned their attention not just to moving air, but to cooling or heating people and spaces with clean air. The first Dyson purifiers launched in 2015 and have since developed to incorporate formaldehyde destruction, hygienic humidification and full-machine HEPA filtration. Alongside product technology, Dyson pioneers in t The Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones are Dyson’s next step, entering the worlds of wearable technology and audio, taking the high-quality filtration performance our machines offer to users on-the-go.
Alongside product development, Dyson collaborates with research bodies and academic institutions to advance global understanding of air quality globally. In 2019, Dyson engineers developed the Dyson AQ backpack for the Breathe London Wearables project. 250 schoolchildren wore the backpack fitted with particle and gas sensors, GPS and a battery pack to monitor their pollution exposure on their journeys to and from school. The data continues to support further research into air quality, and since the study, 31% of participating children changed their route to school or transport method to minimise exposure to pollution.
Since then, the Dyson Air Quality backpack has been used in more than 14 cities worldwide to educate individuals on their personal air quality exposure, as part of the Dyson Investigates Air Quality: Lockdown project. The backpacks are currently being used across sub-Saharan Africa as part of the CAPPA project, led by Queen Mary University London, to understand asthma rates among African children. Dyson works with a range of leading academics and experts across the globe, who together form the Dyson Scientific Advisory Board. The James Dyson Foundation champions the role of air quality education in schools, offering at-home, primary and secondary-level educational resources, helping students recognise and understand air pollution indoors and outdoors, and tackle the problem in a hands-on way, by engineering their own air pollution monitor. For more information, please visit the James Dyson Foundation website.
As Communications Executive, you will focus on Dyson’s Environmental Care category, supporting the Senior Communications Manager in delivering the annual Environmental Care and Commercial Science Communications calendar.
The majority of your time will focus on Environmental Care, however you will have ample opportunity to support across Dyson categories as well as our internal and corporate communications teams.
Roles and responsibilities
The successful candidate will:
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Dyson Technology Campus, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0RP
Dyson Press Office, 38 North Row, W1K 6DH
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