Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Network Coverage Engineer

Computer Science/Electronic/Telecommunications.

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Who are we? 

Arqiva is at the heart of the broadcast and utilities sector in the UK and beyond.

Through our infrastructure we ensure media and data is taken from, and delivered to where it is most valued, whether that’s from broadcasters to your TV screen or radio, or from your smart meter to the utility company. Even if you haven’t heard of us before, the chances are you’re indirectly a customer of ours and our infrastructure is part of your everyday life!

We have a rich heritage and an exciting future ahead of us, and there’s so much more to us that we can’t wait to share with you. 

Our full story

Our heritage goes right back to the first BBC radio broadcast in 1922.

How do graduates support our strategy? 

We are a business with bold ambitions outlined in our Vision 2031 plan. We’re looking for your curiosity and insight to help achieve them. Graduates play a key role in helping us to continually think differently and deliver on our customer’s expectations.

Our graduate scheme provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills and harness your curiosity in a practical environment. We put you at the heart of our business so that what you do impacts our customers and supports the delivery of our strategy. You will be working alongside dedicated and talented people who really care about our customers and each other. 

Why this Role?

This team are responsible for defining the coverage of terrestrial TV and radio services for all of UK’s major broadcasters on Freeview TV, and DAB, FM, MW and LW radio, along with smart meter radio networks for electricity, gas and water utility companies. This is a small but dedicated team who are central to understanding the UK’s terrestrial broadcast and smart meter networks. 

Your learning and development is a priority for us: ranging from your bespoke graduate programme, mentoring relationships, our digital learning platforms (LinkedIn Learning, getAbstract and A Cloud Guru) through to learning from our internal experts. Your learning journey will be designed around you so that you can realise your potential and bring the very best of yourself to work. 

In this role you will learn skills that will enable you to deliver in a Network Coverage Engineer position, such as: 

  • Use computer prediction software to interpret results 
  • Produce coverage plans from single site proposals to full network changes
  • Develop smart meter network plans to support trial proposals, bids, network build, and operational network
  • performance.
  • Contribute to the long term thinking around the future of terrestrial TV and radio networks, being aware of industry
  • trends and broadcaster requirements.
  • Provide advice regarding the operation of TV, radio and smart meter networks and be involved in finding solutions to overcome problems.
  • Surveys across the UK to validate the correct operation of TV or radio networks following changes.

What do we need from you?

  • Minimum 2:2 degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Physics, Telecommunications Systems, Broadcast
  • Engineering or Media Technology.
  • A genuine interest in technology
  • A willingness to learn complex technologies and develop in the role
  • Good analytical and logical problem-solving skills 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • More than anything, we want to hire graduates who are passionate about building their career at Arqiva and being a
  • part of our vision. So, if you think you have most of the skills and/or experience we are looking for, then please do apply for the role - we want to hear from you! 


This role will be based at our vibrant campus, Crawley Court which is located approximately 6 miles from Winchester city centre. There may be an occasional need to travel to other sites so a driving licence would be advantageous.


We offer our graduates a competitive salary of £30,000 + 5% bonus in addition you will have access to an industry leading benefits package.

Next Steps

All applications must be made online.

Our application process follows 3 stages; 

  • Online application form
  • Telephone interview
    • Approximately 30 minutes with competency-based questions focused on the role requirements
  • Assessment centre
    • These are scheduled for February 2022 comprising of an interview, group exercise, presentation, a tour of our offices and a chance to meet our team

Closing date for applications Friday 7th January 2022 at 11:59pm.

Please ensure you apply in enough time before the deadline as applications will be screened on an ongoing basis.

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 7th, 2022
  • £30,000 + 5% bonus + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Winchester
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Electronic
  • Information Technology
  • Physics
  • Software
  • Systems
  • Telecommunications

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