Graduate Opportunity

Drone and Future Air Vehicle Graduate Engineer


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What We Do In Consulting?

We like problems at Frazer-Nash.

The next stepping stone

"I've just had to say I'd like to do it, and they've made it happen" – Philippa, Consultant at Frazer-Nash.

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Drones –

  • How do we help organisations make the most of drones?
  • How do we safely develop drones that can think for themselves?
  • How do we remotely deploy autonomous drones to maintain the UK’s national infrastructure?

Future Aviation – How do we move to a greener and more sustainable aviation footprint, whilst also increasing the use of air vehicles in urban environments?

The world and our clients have lots of problems and we get a kick out of finding engineering and technology solutions to these problems.

We embrace diversity, innovation, collaboration, and fulfilment as key themes which help us achieve a sustainable growing business which creates opportunity for our people and does things that matter in the world.

If you crave diversity of work, if you want to do things that matter with your career, for an organisation which cares, within an environment which trusts our people to deliver success, we look forward to exploring if we may be a fit with your future career goals.

Team information:

You will be joining either our team of Uncrewed Air Systems (UAS) experts in the UAS Centre of Excellence or the Airworthiness & Technical Services Team, both supporting our clients to adopt and exploit UAS technology in new and novel ways.

This will involve working on a range of cutting edge UAS projects, spanning from technology road mapping, concept development, hardware and software design, certification, regulatory assurance, safety case development, trials planning and delivery, Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations, autonomy, and integration of next generation systems.

All of this enables our clients to unlock the potential of adopting UAS, such as the emergency services using drones for life-critical response, increasing the benefits of drone use around our national linear infrastructure, and supporting the efforts of the Future Flight Challenge.

As part of the wider Systems Integration area, you will pull expertise from across the company and get a taste of what goes on in different areas of the business. Our graduates will gain exposure and experience in the huge variety of our work, and the chance to explore where their own skills and interests lie, whether that be a leadership or technical path.

What you’ll be doing at Frazer-Nash?

Frazer-Nash offers excellent opportunities for graduates and postgraduates to experience challenging and interesting work that makes a difference in the world:

  • You will help develop and integrate the latest state-of-the-art UAS technologies to create world first capabilities.
  • You will support our clients to unlock the full potential of drones and future air vehicles, working with regulators and key stakeholders to safely enable their use.
  • You will use your skills and talents to ensure a sustainable future for society.
  • Your work will help deliver a safe and secure world, where natural resources are conserved, and clean energy is available to all.
  • You will focus on actions to reduce climate change; supporting rapid and far-reaching transformations in the delivery of energy, security, industry, and transport.

Working within a consultancy environment offers the chance to experience a wide variety of projects and you'll be given the opportunity to bid for, win, work on, and manage projects, as well as work with and manage people and clients, expanding your technical and consultancy skills.

What you’ll need?

We are interested in hearing from excellent candidates who want to work with UAS and the Future Flight initiative. You may have relevant experience from University courses that are similar to any on the following list:

  • Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering/ General Engineering/ Systems Engineering/ Mathematics/ Mechanical Design/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning

The ideal candidate would have some or all of the following skills / experience:

  • Experience with UAS projects, e.g. individually for a dissertation or as part of a group, including: Design, Build, Testing.
  • Strong interest in the application of UAS and future air vehicles in a variety of use cases.
  • Understanding of UAS and future air vehicle dynamics.
  • UAS operational experience either academically, professionally, or personally.
  • Knowledge of wider aviation and regulatory matters.
  • Good background knowledge in electronics/software development.
  • Problem solving, including the ability to work independently and answer questions that are not Google-able.
  • Experience with UAS / aviation safety and practical awareness of the risks of UAS operations
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to produce concise and professional reports.

The nature of our work means that we sometimes require staff to access Government material, it is therefore necessary for all of our employees to gain appropriate security clearance.

We will apply for clearance if you have successfully been selected for a position, and we will decide if we can successfully gain full clearance on your behalf based on the content of your application. Any offer of employment is subject to this requirement being met.

What can Frazer-Nash offer you?

Clear career pathways will help you to develop and nurture your potential as you grow within your role, leading to exciting future career prospects and promotion. We will support and encourage your ideas and also give you the opportunity to work directly with our clients, helping you to build strong professional relationships and networks.

At Frazer-Nash you will not only gain technical knowledge and experience, we also provide business experience, project management, and early career development opportunities for leadership.

You will join us with an excellent academic record and we will support your career development so that you achieve further professional qualifications including Chartership, usually within 4 years of joining. Our Professional Development Scheme (PDS) is accredited by five professional institutions (IMechE, RAeS, IET, RINA & IoP) and you will be assigned a mentor who will work with you to develop your own individual development plan.


  • Happy to talk flexible working
  • Holiday sale and purchase scheme
  • Enhanced parental benefits
  • Company pension scheme
  • Targeted professional development
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare membership
  • Bonus scheme linked into company performance
  • Paid membership fees to a professional institution
  • Support in attaining professional membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season rail ticket loan

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting Salary: £31,000 + £2,000 joining bonus + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Bristol
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Electrical
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Robotics
  • Systems

Also Accepting...

  • Most Engineering disciplines

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