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I have made an application, what happens next?

Your application will be reviewed by our Recruitment team and appropriate members of our hiring community. Successful applicants will then receive an email invite to an assessment centre at Roke Manor, including requests for any further information we may require.

Our assessment centre includes a presentation for you to find out more about our business, a tour of Roke facilities, a technical demonstration, an opportunity to meet current graduates/employees, a group task and an interview (including a presentation).

I can’t make the assessment date, what should I do?

If you are unable to attend your interview, please contact our Recruitment team at the earliest convenience and they will try to accommodate an alternative date – michael.seaforth@roke.co.uk and/or david.bowyer@roke.co.uk.

Find out more about our business.

I am an international student. Am I able to work at Roke?

Due to the nature of the work undertaken at Roke, we require all applicants to be eligible to achieve SC clearance as a minimum. As a result, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We can accommodate flexible working arrangements, and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.

Do you have internships available?

Yes, Roke offers a wide range of internship opportunities, ranging from 6-8 week summer placements commencing in July through to year-long industrial placements starting in September each year.

Successful candidates will gain hands-on experience across projects relating to autonomy, connectivity, data analytics and cyber in both the civil and military domains.

We also accept application from 1st year students.

Will I get my expenses covered if I am invited to an assessment centre?

Yes, we will reimburse your expenses up to the value of £100, which can include both travel and accommodation costs.

You will need to retain your receipts and if driving, record your mileage in order to claim expenses. These, along with your bank details, will be collected at the assessment event.

What benefits do Roke offer their Graduates?

  • A highly competitive salary, pension and flexible benefits.
  • A substantial performance-related bonus scheme, which we accompany with a clearly defined and fair review process.
  • A substantial holiday allowance, which can be supplemented by Roke’s flexi-leave scheme.
  • A generous relocation allowance to help you settle into the local area and your new role.
  • Onsite tennis courts, gym (including showers & changing facilities) and fishing rights on the River Test.
  • Numerous company events throughout the year, including a summer music festival, bonfire night fireworks and Christmas party.
  • Employee-led social clubs covering numerous sports, cyber/data/robotics activities, gaming, board games and more.

What would my hours of work look like?

Your working week is 37.5 hours, with our core hours operating between 09:30-12:00 and 14:00-15:00.

We also operate a flexi-leave policy allowing you to supplement your holiday allowance with an additional 60 hours (8 days) a year.

What is the company dress code?

The company guideline is smart casual. We also offer the option to “dress-down” on a Friday across both of our sites.

What training would I have access to?

Training comes in a number of forms at Roke. Firstly, we recognise that there is no substitute for ‘learning on the job’, which is why we place the emphasis on providing access to meaningful project work and innovation tasks that will foster the creation of a breadth of skills and experience across our capabilities.

In addition to this we supplement your personal development through a mixture of:

  • Technical training – a combination of online, in-house and external training opportunities.
  • Accreditations – opportunities to pursue a variety of professional accreditations.
  • Roke lecture series – monthly lectures delivered by prominent academics and customers.
  • Networking – regular networking events with other GDPs.
  • Conferences – attend leading industry conferences and other events.
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