Graduate Opportunity

Applied Research

Ipswich, Suffolk. Open to all STEM.

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Now, you might not think of us as company that does much research on new products, but you’d be wrong. Last year, we invested £720m on Research and Development, and added over 100 initial patent applications to our portfolio. Our research teams play a vital role in our business; applying technical skills and knowledge to solve the problems of the future. 

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As a research graduate, you’ll leverage partnerships with universities in the UK and around the world, as well as with vendors, government and other industry players to conduct unique technical research in business critical areas. Ultimately, you’ll be helping to invent fantastic solutions not just for our company, but for our customers as well.

You’ll be exploring the many exciting ways we can use technology to meet the needs of our global customers now and in the future. We’ll help you develop your expertise in one of a number of areas – anything from optics, quantum technologies and novel computing architectures, to data science, video networking and multimedia applications. And that’s not forgetting things like cyber security, mobile and fixed networks, or any emerging IT technologies either.

Because we’ve such a broad range of areas for you to specialise in, it means we’ve also got lots of projects for you to be working on. You might be looking at how we can increase broadband speeds, or how we can improve the experience for our BT TV or mobile customers. Or perhaps, you’ll be discovering how to find faults on our network before they occur. If it’s something that has the potential to revolutionise the way we work with technology, we’re probably doing the research into it.

You’ll develop world-class problem solving and analytical skills, becoming an expert in your field and acting as a consultant to other parts of our company (yes, even as a graduate).  

We’ll give you the chance to develop into a world class subject matter research expert working with other research experts from business and academia. Of course, we’ll provide you with all the training you need to develop a successful career in applied research, including the opportunity to gain further qualifications, such as an MSc or PhD, and/or professional accreditation.

Please note that this role will not rotate around the business. 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £32,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Ipswich, Suffolk
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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