Graduate Opportunity

Weapons Systems Scientists and Engineers

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Do you have a background in science and engineering?

Do you have a passion for communicating and sharing ideas with others to develop innovative solutions to established challenges?

Could you bring your scientific and engineering expertise to our talented and diverse teams to protect our armed forces? If so, Weapon Systems Group wants to hear from you.

With a rapidly changing world and long term shifts in the balance of military power it is vital our Armed Forces continue to remain world-leading and have access to the most capable equipment.

Our Group supports the MoD and industry in researching and developing new weapon technology that provides protection and operational advantage. Through research and development, we mature technologies, develop evidence and maintain S&T capability to deliver the future complex and novel weapons portfolios. Could you play part in helping us achieve this?

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With a rapidly changing world and long term shifts in the balance of military power it is vital our Armed Forces continue to remain world-leading and have access to the most capable equipment. Our Group supports the MoD and industry in researching and developing new weapon technology that provides protection and operational advantage.

Through research and development, we mature technologies, develop evidence and maintain S&T capability to deliver the future complex and novel weapons portfolios. Could you play part in helping us achieve this?

In addition to STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) graduates, if you have the background, education, skills, interest or experience in any of the following areas, then Weapon Systems Group wants to hear from you:

  • Software engineering
  • IR/RF seeker technology
  • Guided weapon systems
  • Weapon systems integration (air platforms)
  • Guidance, Navigation and Control engineering
  • High energy lasers/atmospheric propagation
  • Terminal ballistics
  • Systems engineering
  • Security engineering/programmable electronic systems
  • MoD equipment procurement
  • Defence sensors and networks.

We have a variety of vacancies to suit recent graduates to experienced scientists and engineers. On the job training will be provided but we are looking for individuals with strong technical and analytical skills and leadership ability to help us develop cutting edge science and engineering solutions.

Working closely with our military customers and industry partners there are many opportunities for travel and for staff secondments to industry and other MoD organisations.

Most of all, we recognise the unique skills and aspirations of our staff and are able to present them with an unparalleled range of opportunities to develop both the UK’s military capabilities and themselves.

Benefits

We'll provide a great range of benefits including:

  • Flexible working
  • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay
  • Chartership and accreditation support
  • Pension
  • Generous annual leave
  • A competitive salary
  • Excellent learning and development
  • Onsite gyms and restaurants
  • Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out.

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Job ID Number: 1623294
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £24,000 - £52,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Fareham
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  • Software
  • Systems

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