Graduate Opportunity

Engineering (Electronics & Electrical) Graduate Leadership Development Programme

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Summary of Role

As an Engineering Graduate you will join our established two-year Graduate Leadership Development Programme. This will provide you with personal development skills, networking opportunities and an enjoyable learning environment. As an Engineering Graduate you will receive additional structured Engineering training to improve your technical abilities and job specific training as necessary.

We have multiple sites across the UK and are opening new locations. There will be the opportunity to visit other UK sites and there may also be possibility to attend our US facilities. Raytheon is growing and expanding our Engineering capabilities into new innovative areas and technologies.

Raytheon Company Overview

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What to expect

You will be given an Engineering position on a programme where you will be able to make an immediate impact. In your first few days and weeks, you’ll get to grips with real challenges, on projects that cross a range of disciplines where you will be able to actively network with Engineers and other company functions.

At Raytheon the opportunities for career development are numerous and far reaching employing thousands of Engineers worldwide. As a leading Engineering company you will have the opportunity to shape the technology of the future.

Raytheon encourages working towards Chartered Engineer status (CEng) and will both support you and pay your membership fees if you choose to work towards this.

You will also be allocated a Buddy and be offered to work with a Mentor if you wish.

Summary of Role

The Graduate Design Engineer will assist Senior Engineers in all aspects of our cutting edge, high profile, technology in power electronics design and development programmes. This includes: circuit analysis, simulation, schematic capture, PCB layout, design verification, troubleshooting and design documentation and reports.

Main Duties:

As a Graduate Engineer you will be expected to learn and develop these abilities:

  • Working effectively within a multi-disciplined design team.
  • Develop requirements for new products.
  • Generate detailed designs for solutions that meet those requirements.
  • Consider the demands of other disciplines within the design team.
  • Model concepts and assess solutions.
  • Test and commission prototypes, products and systems.
  • Design and implement test solutions.
  • Support customer discussions.
  • Problem solving and process improvement.
  • Configuration of product designs and their controlled change.
  • Design products fit for manufacture.
  • Design to cost.

Graduate Leadership Development Programme Training:

During the first 2 years, in addition to your main role, you’ll be assigned various modules to support your career development. These range from business skills to team building activities.

Candidate Requirements


  • 2:1 or above undergraduate degree (Electronics Engineering degree discipline).
  • Pre university qualifications equivalent to 120 UCAS points new system or 300 UCAS points old system.
  • Ability to relocate to different UK sites and relocate during the role if required.
  • Broad Electronics knowledge, including modulation and signal processing or amplification techniques.
  • Experience with programmable devices.
  • Knowledge of Schematic Capture Tools.
  • Knowledge of Simulation Tools.
  • Good and demonstrable problem solving skills.
  • Innovative thinker with self-motivation.


  • Knowledge of firmware and use of VHDL or C programming languages.
  • Keen interest in electronic design, demonstrated through university projects and/or hobby experience.
  • Work experience in engineering/software development or manufacturing environment.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of $27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 97 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

Raytheon Career Development:

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

  • £27,500 + £2,500 joining bonus
  • 25 days' holiday + statutory holidays
  • Twice yearly salary review for the first 2 years
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 146096BR
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 31st, 2020
  • £27,500 + £2,500 joining bonus + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Harlow, plus travel when required
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic

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