graduate scheme

Systems Engineering Programme

Job description

We ensure our clients’ systems remain reliable, work well when their partner systems change and run effectively without any problems. Over two to four years, you’ll spend time in our offices and at customer sites learning all about the different roles we play. Systems Engineering is one of our programmes that requires a minimum of a 2:2 with an accredited degree in a relevant subject desirable.

Where you can join us

Places on our Systems Engineering programme for Autumn 2020 are available in our Marine sector. 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.

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, that’s quite an undertaking.

You will be working alongside experienced design engineers and managers, utilising your ability to apply Systems Thinking and your understanding of the interaction and interfaces between electrical, mechanical, nuclear process and structural engineering systems. You will develop the requirements, paying particular attention to the integration of the various disciplines, and specify the test and commissioning processes for new and modified designs. These designs will relate to the facilities and equipment used directly in support of the maintenance of the Navy’s critical assets. You will have the opportunity to use the Facilities Engineering VR suite and smart screens to support the visualisation, communication, review and presentation of the designs. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team that will include Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering specialists. Your work will support the safe, continued operation of our facilities and hence the Royal Navy’s ships and submarines.

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 £29k - £31k.

What we are looking for

You’ll need a 2:2 BEng (Hons) degree. And because the programme is accredited by the IMechE and IET, it is desirable that your degree is 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).

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

£29,000 - £31,000

salary depending on location, role and qualifications.

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 13 September 2020

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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