Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Satellite Communication Products Engineer

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We are recruiting the next generation of engineers to join our multi-disciplinary team in developing on-board digital and photonic satellite communication products. You will be bringing the latest technologies to life in both an R&D environment and follow on satellite flight programmes delivering connectivity to the world. Excellent team-working, innovative and analytical skills will be put to use to explore the technological and performance boundaries in the harshest of environments.

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.

About us:

The Advanced Communication Products Team are part of a world-leading digital signal processing group providing equipment for modern communications satellites. Our products fly in a range of missions including telecommunications satellites, navigation constellations and space observatories beyond Earth orbit. We work with European colleagues and suppliers around the world, leveraging the most advanced technologies to deliver the best performance for our customers.

What you will be doing:

You will be working to ensure that a combination of photonics, optics and digital hardware components deliver future proof products to meet all of our customers’ needs. Team members acquire the full range of experiences expected of a qualified Product Engineer. Typical activities include:

  • Concept feasibility and generation of new ideas,
  • Development and management of digital and photonics technologies for on-board spacecraft processing
  • Design, simulation and analysis of highly integrated photonics, digital and RF devices and components
  • Laboratory prototyping of new technologies for new applications.


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!

  • Candidates will require a bachelors degree with a minimum 2:1 in a relevant engineering or related discipline such as physics, electronic engineering, computer science or mathematics.
  • Initiative to find creative solutions to complex technical problems,
  • Desire to collaborate within a multi-disciplinary engineering team environment,
  • Quick learner, capable of absorbing a wide range of skills and expertise,
  • An ambition to push the boundaries of modern digital and photonics technologies

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


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 let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus. Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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Job ID Number: JR10079373
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Stevenage, Hertfordshire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Analytics
  • Avionics
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Finance
  • Hardware
  • IT Architecture
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Naval Architecture
  • Physics
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Statistics
  • Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Development

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