Every system has a lifespan. And just like us, over that lifespan it can develop aches and pains that can stop things working as they should. So Systems Engineers are focused on making sure that systems remain reliable, work well when their partner systems change, and don’t switch from being a solution to being a problem. Over the course of two to four years, you’ll learn all about how we do just that.
WHERE YOU CAN JOIN US
See the list below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Systems Engineering programme for autumn 2017. But no matter which team you join, you could be based anywhere in the UK. That’s why we ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.
DEFENCE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGYLearn more and apply
When asked to think of a high-tech organisation, you might be tempted to name a computer company. But our clients are among the most technology-driven organisations in the world. And our 900-strong Defence Systems Technology (DST) business designs, manufactures, integrates and supports some of their most complex systems which is why we ask for a minimum of a 2:1 degree. Our graduates use their expertise in mechanical, electrical, electronic and software engineering to help us deliver epic programmes, develop new technologies and offer end-to-end solutions. That’s why we look for people with real management potential, business acumen, and great communication skills. We also like our graduates to form an active community, which is why we have lots of clubs and societies – from basketball to running to karate to photography.
While you need to be ready and willing to move throughout your programme, graduates in Defence Systems Technology are mainly based at Bristol or Whetstone (Leicestershire).APPLY NOW
MARINE AND TECHNOLOGY - ROSYTHLearn more and apply
Rosyth might be the most unique of our sites within Marine and Technology. Nearly all our teams have a foothold here, so the range of work is huge. Right now, projects within the oil and gas, renewables and commercial marine sectors are making use of our unique mix of engineering, design and manufacturing skills. In the past year alone, we started work on the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm – a 400 Megawatt (MW) project being built by energy company E.ON, alongside partners in the UK Green Investment Bank plc. It will include 116 turbines, with the nearest located 13km from shore. Alongside these commercial projects, we also take on some warship support work and took care of over 50% of the detailed design for the UK’s new aircraft carriers, the largest and most powerful ships ever built for the Royal Navy. It’s epic stuff. Which is why we look for real team players with the right attitude and technical skills to get involved in projects like these. In return, you’ll get experience in five incredible sectors (naval and commercial marine, renewables, oil and gas, liquid gas equipment, and civil nuclear) and enjoy the support of a dedicated graduate management team.
Your home base will be Rosyth, but your placements may also be in Edinburgh, Tyneside, Bristol, HM Naval Base Clyde or Devonport (Plymouth).
WE WORK ON A ROLLING APPLICATION BASIS AND THIS ROLE IS NOW CLOSED WHILST WE REASSESS DEMAND AND CURRENT APPLICATIONS. IF REQUIRED, WE WILL REOPEN, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK ON A REGULAR BASIS.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
When you’re trying to anticipate what might happen as a system develops, you need to look at the big picture and zoom in on the tiny details. And when you’re dealing with systems as complex as submarines or whole communications networks, that’s a very, very big picture and a lot of small details. So, over the course of two to four years, you’ll spend time in our offices and at customer sites learning all about the different roles we play.
WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF IT
The range of work you’ll cover will help you figure out what you excel at. And once you know that, we’ll help you go as far as you can. We’ll support you as you work to become an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer and give you a competitive starting salary of £27,000 - £30,000.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
You’ll need a 2:1 BEng (Hons) degree. And because the programme is accredited by the IMechE and IET, your degree will need to be accredited by one of those too. You’ll also need to satisfy the MOD’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).
* Depending on location, role and qualifications.