Electrical & Electronic Engineering - Summer

Sophisticated systems like ours don’t happen by accident. It takes the skill and dedication of thousands of electrical and electronic (hardware) engineers to make them a reality. Join us and you’ll make decisions about electronic product content, optimise hardware and software design concepts, develop sophisticated design processes and test complex products.

Activities could include assessment of equipment behaviour and fault diagnosis, assessment of new technologies and components, conducting laboratory tests and capturing data, circuit/firmware simulation and modelling, data analysis, and the preparation of technical reports.

Gaining exposure to the entire project lifecycle, you’ll play a key role in both maintaining our existing systems and developing new technologies. Welcome to Engineering in the real world.

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What you’ll need

To apply, you’ll need to have a minimum 2:1 Bachelor's degree in an engineering, numerate or scientific subject for our graduate scheme or on course to achieving a 2:1 for our undergraduate schemes, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.

In terms of personal qualities, we look for people who are highly motivated and analytical. You’ll be able to see how the smallest detail affects the whole system and must be focused on quality, safety and reliability as these are the factors which give our products an advantage.

Good communication skills are also essential, as you’ll be frequently working in multidisciplinary environments.

As a company committed to talent, we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds and with many different skills, experience and perspectives.

Where could you be?

Electronic Systems: As a Hardware Engineer at Rochester you will work as part of a multi-discipline team on complex high reliability electronic systems. Our leading-edge capabilities in micro-electronics, image processing and high integrity systems are second to none, making us a world leader in defence avionics.

Specific roles of a Hardware Engineer include decision making regarding electronic product content, optimising hardware and software design concepts and synthesising design from a range of components and advanced technology options. There are other aspects to these roles as well, from developing sophisticated design processes through to developing and testing complex and intelligent products

Military Air & Information: Our team designs, manufactures and supports some of the most advanced military aircraft in the world. As well as working with the UK's Ministry of Defence, we supply products and support services to customers in over 30 countries across the globe.

Submarines: Working with our team you'll join a group of experts who have been responsible for building every submarine currently in service with the Royal Navy. Your specialist knowledge will come to the fore when it comes to providing professional electrical design capability, supporting test and trials analysis to ensure the equipment meets the original design intent and being actively involved in concept design.

Maritime Services: As an Electrical and Electronic Engineer within Maritime services you'll be responsible for a vast range of electronic products and services throughout their entire life cycle, from inception through to disposal.

One project may have you working with the latest technology available - creating inspired designs to be sure such innovation is used to its full potential, another may have you working on board ship to ensure existing technology is maintained correctly to guarantee its availability when urgent action is required.

Alternatively you may undertake a hands-on role as a Micro Electronics Engineer, working within Product and Training Services at Chelmsford. You will have the opportunity to design and develop activities for a wide variety of radar and torpedo systems. This is in respect of both new products, and in support of existing systems in service. Join us and you will be a part of the team that delivers end to end maritime services.

Which scheme?

Summer Internship: Available in Maritime Services - Portsmouth Naval Base, Electronic Systems - Rochester Military Air and Information - Samlesbury/Warton and Submarines - Barrow-in-Furness, this is a 12 week internship, certified by EAL (the specialist, employer-recognised awarding organisation for the engineering, manufacturing, building services and related sectors), which will give you the chance to put theory into practice, learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, and gain insights that can only come from real world experience. During the internship you’ll also receive a salary of £16,800 per annum pro-rata.

Learning and development

We will encourage and support you to realise your potential. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, and gain insights that can only come from real world experience.

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: Today
  • Salary: £16,800 per annum pro-rata
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Placement Duration: Summer, Summer - open to 1st years
  • Type of Degree: Bachelors
  • Location: Various Locations
  • Region: London and South East, North West
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic

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