Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Programme 2020


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Shaping the future

Sondrel is known for delivering highly complex silicon designs. Our designs have appeared in hundreds of leading- edge products including those of market leaders in mobile phones, cameras, security systems, AR/VR systems, network servers, gaming consoles & many more.

Founded in 2002 as a specialist integrated circuit design consultancy, we now also offer a turnkey service from system design to the supply of production silicon. Clients bring their ideas or early stage prototypes to us to architect a solution and support them all the way through to the delivery of fully packaged chips ready for insertion into products.

Our clients engage with us to create power efficient, highly performant System on Chip (SoC) developments. Our success is based on working in partnership to deliver on our clients' requirements using our knowledge of how to get the most out of silicon and get it to market reliably, on time and at the right price.

We regularly serve the world’s leading technology brands working on the absolute cutting edge of our industry, frequently completing designs on 7nm process nodes. We work across a range of end markets on applications that typically require complex digital design. We collaborate with industry partners to set new benchmarks in SoC design.

Sondrel - Your IC Design Partner

Find out what Sondrel does: working in partnership to create system on chip and application specific integrated chips to create products that inform, assist, engage and entertain.

Your opportunity

Sondrel’s graduate programme provides the opportunity to get involved in chip development from the outset. What is more, there is guaranteed exposure to a wide range of disciplines and application areas and the chance to learn from some of the brightest people in the industry.

The type and variety of work here is unparalleled. The breadth and depth of our work is what gives us architectural authority and the skill of dealing capably with the unexpected twists that occur when your work is constantly breaking new ground.

Programme overview

There are two routes into our programme: one geared towards IC hardware engineering and one focused on embedded software.

The core of the Graduate Programme is the same for everyone and is designed to immerse you into business life so you can contribute to all aspects of our work culture and develop as an employee with business skills as well as vocational engineering skills.

Both routes include a mixture of five day courses on site and off site, plus online or self-taught courses that you take with support from your mentor. These learning modules expose you to all aspects of the work in your chosen route so that you can find out what you are particularly good at and enjoy.

Person specification

You will:

  • Love problem solving
  • Be keen to try different areas of IC engineering
  • Have an Inquiring mind
  • Want hands-on experience early on
  • Enjoy being part of a team
  • Want to share your knowledge with your peers.


  • Expecting a 2:1 degree or above in a relevant degree discipline
  • The right to work in the UK.

Click here to view or download the Graduate Programme Brochure.


How to Apply

To apply, please email including the following: your name, phone number, degree course and university. Please explain in your application how you are a good fit for this graduate scheme. You may optionally attach additional material that gives us more of an insight into your personality and skills, such as a CV or details of any societies or events that you have taken part in both inside and outside of university. You could also tell us about your final year project and why you selected it.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Bristol, Theale (near Reading) and Kings Langley (near St Albans)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Data Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • IT Architecture
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Product Design
  • Science
  • Software
  • Web Development

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