Graduate Opportunity

Hardware In The Loop Graduate 2020

(analyses missile system behaviour and performance)

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What’s the opportunity?

The Hardware in the Loop (HWIL) department is a unique facility that tests missile hardware in a dynamic flight environment and analyses missile system behaviour and performance. The team consists of highly skilled and versatile engineers with a broad mixture of technical expertise and experience.

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What will you be doing?

HWIL Loop work involves designing, developing and using closed loop HWIL simulations, which include the following components operating and interacting together

  • Real time computing, software and mathematical models (e.g. Aerodynamics)
  • Communication (I/O) interfaces and electrical test equipment
  • Missile Hardware subsystems (Seeker, Inertial Measurement Unit and Missile Computer)
  • High performance hydraulic equipment to represent missile and target motion
  • Target scene generators to emit Infrared or Radio Frequency radiation
  • HWIL work therefore develops a broad range of skills and is suitable for Graduates of a wide range of engineering subjects.

What are the benefits for you?

  • What they will actually learn
  • Chartership / Accreditation - 100% fees paid during grad scheme.

What’s great about joining this team?

Team stuff – experience - helpful

“I was quickly given a key role within a project at the beginning stages of integration into the facility. Although this was challenging and there was a lot to take in, HWIL has an extremely helpful and knowledgeable team who are more than happy to point towards a solution which makes it a fantastic learning environment. The work was a great mix of hardware and software development, which was exactly what I wanted in my initial 6 months placement. I haven’t even scratched the surface of what I could learn within the department and I am looking forward to a challenging and rewarding future in HWIL!” HWIL, Graduate

“I found settling into the team easy as they are all very friendly and approachable. I undertake and contribute to a wide range of tasks throughout my role which means that the work is varied day to day” Olivia, HWIL Graduate

Who and what we are looking for?

  • Degree qualified by September 2020 in Engineering or technical Degree (Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Aerospace, Electronics, Computing, Control Theory, Systems etc)
  • Good communication skills
  • Interest in solving problems
  • Basic experience of Matlab/Simulink and Coding.

What would you get?

  • Starting Salary of £26,500 with two pay reviews per year during the first 2 years,
  • Joining bonus of £2000 if you have a Bachelors or £2500 if you have a Masters,
  • Annual company bonus scheme
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fantastic site facilities
  • Paid overtime
  • 25 days paid holiday
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • Employee funded voluntary private healthcare
  • Sporting activities.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: GR329
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £26,500 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Stevenage (Hertfordshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerospace
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Software
  • Systems

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