Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Radio Frequency Antenna Engineers

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Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two year period we will offer a combination of both focused formal training, as well as on-the-job learning and the chance to build your professional network.

The programme includes core technical and behavioural training elements that will form an integral part of your learning and help you become familiar with the company and its culture. The training provided will help to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programme's conclusion.

Make it possible. Make it happen. Make it fly.

At Airbus Group, our people work with passion and determination to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky and in space.

The role of Graduate Antenna RF Engineer is based in the Airbus Defence and Space satellite telecom department. The antenna group in Stevenage is the centre of competence of Antenna for space telecom application. The Antenna group has a key role in the telecom satellite business and as such the antenna group is involved in various aspect of the manufacturing of the satellite: direct discussion with Airbus customer to define their specification and negotiate with them, design of the antenna and support of test. This allow the Antenna Engineer to have a full visibility of the telecom satellite from negotiation up to launch date.


Main activities of the role may include:

  • RF analysis for prospect spacecraft activity. This will involve understanding the design of reflectors, programming, analysis and supporting research and development proposals. Designing reflectors to meet customer requirements and using software (TICRA and MATLAB)
  • Supporting testing activities, including analysis and report writing
  • Supporting Active Antenna design for commercial and National programs
  • Developing software


Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • At minimum, a 2:1 degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Physics, Software Engineering or related subject
  • Mathematical background
  • Proactive, adaptable and flexible approach to meet changing project requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report writing
  • Good team working skills


  • A mechanical understanding of satellites / antennas
  • Experience of using MATLAB
  • Knowledge of TICRA software (for example, GRASP, POS, SATSOFT)
  • Experience of programming using LINUX
  • Ability to speak French


As a graduate with us, you’ll be a full-time employee and working on real projects and making a difference from day one. That’s why we make sure you’re properly rewarded for the work you do.

  • £29,000 salary
  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • A selection of voluntary benefits such as Employee car leasing scheme, financial advice, employee discounts with nationwide stores, and more!
  • A competitive pension
  • Tax-effective share plans
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • An independent, 24-hour, confidential counselling service

Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

One application: Make It Possible, Make It Happen, Make It… Count!

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application. 

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Job ID Number: JR10077380
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