Work Placement / Internship

Electronic Design & Test Engineer Year in Industry 2022

Farnborough, Hampshire or Malvern, Worcestershire. 2 positions.

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About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

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It’s an exciting time to be join one of our Early Careers programmes at QinetiQ. We are always looking for great people to join our team, whether you are taking your first steps in starting a career or you are looking to make a career change, we have a wide range of exciting opportunities. If you would like to be part of one of our teams who are helping to improve today and shape tomorrow then we would love to hear from you!

Start date: September 2022

Salary: £18,500 per annum

Location(s):

  • Farnborough, Hampshire, ENG
  • Malvern, Worcestershire, ENG

RF, Networks & Communications:

QinetiQ’s Radio Frequency, secure Networks and Communications (RFNCs) is made up of multidisciplinary teams of over five hundred people,  who deliver high quality and expert service to a wide range of military and government customers across the whole of the UK. The Electrical and Electronic Design group, within RFNCs, provides QinetiQ’s  electrical and electronic design, manufacture and test capability and expertise in support of the many varied projects that QinetiQ carries out.

At present there are two opportunities to join this group for a year:

The first being at our base in Farnborough, supporting the development of our Space communication products. This will involve aiding with the electronic design and programming of a full Software Defined Radio system, based on the latest commercial SDRs and our current products through to a space qualified design.

The second opportunity is at our base in Malvern, supporting the design, test and development of advanced and robust satellite navigation systems in support of the Secure Navigation business. This work will include aiding the design, test and production of receiver and interface boards that utilise RF and digital ASICs being developed by QinetiQ.

Academic requirements:

You will need to be studying towards at least a 2:2 in a degree with a key focus on any of the disciplines listed below:

  • Electronic / Electrical Engineering.

We will also consider applications which have clear & relevant external experience in any of the above disciplines. You will also need to support this by studying towards at least a 2:2 degree.

Additional requirements:

  • Have a strong interest and/or experience of Radio Frequency (RF)
  • Passionate about design & test
  • Basic Python knowledge is beneficial
  • Hobbies / extracurricular activities that have hands on electronics experience is beneficial
  • This must be part of your degree course which requires an industrial placement. 

Additional Benefits:

  • Annual Leave – want more time for you? Employees can buy up to five days more holiday a year with this benefit.
  • Cortex – Join a social network across QinetiQ that take part in a range of social, technical & wellbeing events which are funded for all employees in their first 4 years at QinetiQ.
  • Annual Travel Insurance – QinetiQ employees can get their annual travel insurance for Europe or Worldwide cover at a discount rate. Including winter sports.
  • Cycle to work scheme - Cycle2Work is an employee benefit aimed at encouraging you to cycle to work.
  • Gourmet Society – the opportunity to buy up to 4 cards that enable you (or close family and friends) to have up to 50% of meals out at selected restaurants or up to 40% off cinema tickets.
  • Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) – Pensions are one of the most important and valuable benefits available to you; all new employees are automatically enrolled into the QinetiQ Retirement Savings Plan.

And much, much more…

Security notice:

Please be aware that this role is subject to both security & export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that you must have the right to stay and work within the UK. Restrictions may also mean that any dual or previous nationalities held can affect the roles in which you can perform within QinetiQ.

Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. 

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £18,500 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Farnborough (Hampshire) and Malvern (Worcestershire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic

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