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Electrical and Electronic System Design (Space) Year In Industry

Systems/Electrical/Electronic.

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About QinetiQ

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. 

Choosing QinetiQ

Find out why these graduates chose to start their careers at QinetiQ.

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With a focus on protecting the world around us, we have a target to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and we are developing a global plan for net zero by March 2022. Being a responsible and sustainable business is at the heart of our identity.  

Come and find out how you can play your part.

It’s an exciting time to 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 for you.

About the team

Space UK:

QinetiQ’s UK Space business has a long history in supporting space exploration. We have developed communications systems for multiple missions, including Beagle-2, Mars Express, Schiaparelli and the Rosalind Franklin Rover.

We are currently developing a new range of products including the Lunar Link Transponder payload for the upcoming Lunar Pathfinder mission.

What will I be doing? 

  • The primary scope is to support the space team in the design, manufacture and test of a range of products for space use, primarily in the communications domain.  
  • You will undertake a variety of tasks, ensuring technical solutions meet business and customer requirements.
  • Example tasks include requirements definition and management, architectural design, component identification and selection, detailed design and analysis and hardware testing.

Academic requirements:

You will need to be working towards a degree with a key focus on one or more of the disciplines listed below:

  • Electronic / Electrical Engineering
  • Firmware development
  • Communications
  • Space Systems Engineering

Additional requirements:

  • Have a strong interest and/or experience within electronic and systems design for space-based products
  • Please be aware that many roles within QinetiQ will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation

Why join QinetiQ?

As a global company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise, we are excited to recruit the most talented and enthusiastic people to become key parts of our business. Our Early Careers programmes give you the opportunity to be at the heart of impactful projects. 

Diversity and inclusion

In our unique working environment, teams from different backgrounds collaborate widely on some of the world’s most complex defence and security challenges. Whatever part you play, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies. It’s a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Together, we’ll explore new ways of protecting the world around us. 

Your wellbeing

Looking after the health and wellbeing of our employees are our top priority. We offer a host of services designed to support your wellbeing. They range from our Thrive app and Employee Assistance Programme to Mental Health First Aiders. The wellbeing of our employees is critical to our collective and individual success. 

Rewards and benefits

We offer global career progression and the opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting projects along with a wide range of rewards and recognition. Our highly competitive salaries come with a raft of benefits, from a performance-based Employee Incentive Scheme to Thank Q, our global recognition scheme. There’s also a Share Incentive Plan, Life Assurance and Benefits+, our flexible benefits package. It’s all designed to make life easier for you.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: January 4th, 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 1 year
  • Malvern (Worcestershire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Systems

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