Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Engineer - Cheltenham

September 2020

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Job purpose

Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems is a leading developer of mission and safety critical equipment in the aerospace and defence industries. We support our military and civil aerospace customers by providing innovative electronic, electro-mechanical and pneumatic solutions that meet operational, reliability and environmental needs for safety critical and high integrity applications. We also provide equipment for modern military land vehicles that improve their reliability and performance whilst reducing the burden on their operators and maintainers.

Ultra Electronics

Careers in Engineering

Innovative engineers, skilled project managers and experienced manufacturing personnel are critical to the ongoing success of the business, both in developing innovative design solutions and responding to the ever changing demands of Industry.

As part of our ongoing search for, and development of, motivated and enthusiastic team members, we offer a structured graduate development programme, which can be tailored to meet the needs of both the business and the individual whilst offering a route to Professional Registration, Chartered Engineer status and a challenging career in an exciting industry.

As a Graduate Engineer, you will join a growing team in our modern Cheltenham offices and, with the support of highly qualified and experienced engineers from all disciplines, be engaged in a series of programmes and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with wider Engineering team to understand the software, electronic and mechanical features of a given system. Support development of System requirements.
  • Understand and suggest changes to System Architectures
  • Develop novel techniques to verify that a given System behaviour has been implemented
  • Perform System Testing utilising ‘Off the Shelf’ and bespoke Test Equipment.
  • Participate in product life cycle reviews
  • Internal Customer communication and reporting.


  • Degree in a relevant engineering discipline, ideally covering one or more of the following areas: Aerospace Systems Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
  • Predicted grade of 2:1 or above
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to develop during the scheme
  • Demonstrate a willingness to change focus and priorities with the needs of the business.

What you can expect from us...

  • Challenging and interesting work
  • Clear guidance and feedback
  • Development in the form of Technical, Commercial and Interpersonal skills
  • A good understanding of each business and their full operation.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: SEP20195610
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Opportunity Overview

  • November 29th, 2019
  • £28,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Cheltenham
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerospace
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Software

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