Human Resources Graduate (Rotational Development Program)

$ Confidential

Chicago, United States




Program start: June/July 2018


We’re growing. Fast. More people in more places, and big ambitions for the future. In this role, you will play a key role in our growing human resources team from day one. Working alongside our HR and talent teams, you’ll provide a wide range of support to managers and employees, with the goal of attracting, retaining and developing people who are passionate about Dyson. Over 2 years, you’ll gain a diverse background and may have the opportunity to be actively involved in talent management and development, talent acquisition, organizational change, HR improvement initiatives and other projects across the Americas and around the world.

Market Overview

Dyson is a global technology company. Using a desire to make things work better as a catalyst for invention, our team of 3,000 engineers and scientists are passionate about developing technology that solves the problems others often ignore. From the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner, to hand dryers that use 420mph sheets of air to remove moisture from hands, to a completely re-thought hair dryer with its motor in the handle, we are relentless about engineering better solutions. Dyson spends $8.8 million a week on research and development and works with more than 40 universities worldwide to develop early-stage technologies.


Dyson launched in the US in 2002, with the DC07 vacuum cleaner. Within 2 years, it was market share leader. Now, the US team is nearly 1,000 strong, with offices in Chicago, IL; Aurora, IL; San Francisco, CA; and Dyson people around the entire country. And we are still growing. Dyson US is poised to double its footprint, and take on new categories. Already a target for our competitors, challenging times are ahead. And our battle-hungry US team is fired up. 

Function Overview

Our Human Resources team is responsible for silently architecting our culture. At Dyson, the quality of its people is its life blood, which means talent is always at the top of the agenda. This is a great opportunity for the right individual to join who is optimistic and always ready to make a difference in our growing organization. We’re experiencing unprecedented growth across the Americas, and we are looking for exceptional team members who will assist us in achieving our business objectives and contribute to Dyson’s trailblazing story.


As a human resources professional at Dyson, you’ll be placed in roles that capitalize on your existing skills and stretch you out of your comfort zone, supported by personal and professional development and mentors to help you achieve success. This role is a good fit if you are hungry to apply your current skills, learn new roles, tackle business challenges and drive your own career.


The variety of “mission’s” means that no two roles will be alike, but you could expect some of the following responsibilities: 


Manage cross functional projects in a rapidly changing environment 

·       Work collaboratively across the business on HR processes, policies, and ways of working

·       Partner with HR Business Partners and HR Managers in the planning and implementation of organizational change


Develop and manage relationships and processes with internal business partners. 

  • Seek out decision makers and influencers. Create positive working relationships across all levels of the business 
  • Accountability for all business processes related to the position, for example accounts receivable, legal, customer service, and all related administrative due diligence 
  • Provide support and administration to above functions on all aspects of HR, as required


Drive talent acquisition strategy and projects

  • Support the growing business by recruiting top talent for the Dyson team
  • Drive process efficiency and support system changes and implementations


Develop and execute processes 

·       Build business cases, supported by data, to help improve processes for our scaling organization. 


Fulfill other duties as required 

  • Take initiative. Relish the opportunity of starting or picking up new work autonomously. 
  • Fix things that you can see need fixing 
  • Identify problems and find solutions 


Our most successful Dyson employees have more than just academic smarts – and we’ll expect you to have practical knowledge and experience that will help you contribute to our mantra of ‘wrong-thinking’ and doing things better. You’ll also need a head for data, great communication skills, grit, and a desire to learn. Some experience of a busy, deadline-driven environment would be great. But it’s not vital – we’ll teach you everything you need to know. It’s all about showing a passion for people and the Dyson brand.


We’ll expect a lot from you. And no day will be the same as the last.

Benefits Overview

Dyson US ensures that our benefits allow you to make the most out of your life and career at Dyson. Dyson’s benefits take a holistic approach in order to serve our employees. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and disability cover. But financial rewards or benefits are not at the core of what our employees receive. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops are also available to Dyson employees. And with Dyson being an equal opportunity employer that also possesses a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared towards fueling and realizing every employees’ ambition.

Posted: 1-Sep-2017