Graduate Engineer Sensors & Communications – 2020 Intake

Romsey / Gloucester, United Kingdom (UK), Roke [00339]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering Electronics Engineering
Job type

About this job

Each day, it is rare that you will have nothing new to learn.  Our people use their intelligence to make the world a safer place, by combining innovation, strong industry partnerships and 60 years of experience to offer our clients truly exceptional advice, research and development.

We are offering you the chance to be part of something amazing.


What will your role look like?

The Communications & Sensing Practice at Roke Manor is a world centre of excellence, having pioneered many new and ground-breaking technologies over the last 60 years. Joining Roke’s Communications & Sensing team will secure you a world-class career in cutting-edge technology. You’ll work on challenging and innovative projects from day one in the areas of electronic warfare, radar systems, navigation techniques, communications systems, and advanced sensor signal processing / data analytics across the defence, national security and commercial sectors. Furthermore you will benefit from competitive salaries, inclusive and interesting training and a stunning location to excel in.

What does our Graduate Development Programme look like?

At Roke we aim to recruit some of the best talent the country has to offer.  In doing so we recognise that we need to provide the necessary building blocks for successful integration into the business, as well as ongoing support which will enable our graduate community to fulfil their undoubted potential. That’s why we’ve created a programme that will support individual learning and development, whilst simultaneously delivering real business value.

This emphasis on experiential learning is supported through a number of additional modules such as:

  • Technical Training – delivered through an initial technical ‘bootcamp’ and enduring access to the PluralSight online training portal.
  • Soft Skill Training – a series of modules focussed on developing communication skills, networking, professional etiquette and teamwork.
  • Visible Leadership – regular access to senior leaders and de-mystification of internal processes.
  • External Visits –  opportunities to attend external exhibitions/conferences in order to broaden industry knowledge and appraise the competition.
  • Lecture Series – opportunity to attend lectures by visiting customers and prominent academics.


What do we expect from you?

Roke is looking for graduates enthusiastic about research and development, who also understand the importance of customer focus.

Ideally we would like you to have a good honours degree in a subject such as Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics Electronic Engineering or Physics .

Skills we need include:

  • Digital Signal Processing or RF engineering for Wireless Communications
  • Embedded software development
  • Electronics hardware development


What additional skills would be useful?

Additional desirable skills include:

  • FPGA design
  • Sensor design
  • Acoustic & Audio processing


Where will you be based?

Your work will typically be located at Roke’s sites in either Romsey or Gloucester, with some travel to customer sites and the possibility for you to work on secondment with one of our prestigious customers.

The benefits of working for us include:

  • A highly competitive salary, pension and a host flexible benefits.
  • A performance related bonus scheme.
  • 25 days holiday allowance, which can be supplemented up to 8 additional days by Roke’s flexi-leave scheme.
  • A relocation allowance to help you settle into the local area and your new role.
  • Onsite tennis courts, gym (Romsey only) including showers & changing facilities and fishing rights on the River Test.
  • Numerous company events throughout the year, including a summer music festival, bonfire night fireworks, STEM events, employee reward and recognition and a Christmas party.
  • Employee led social clubs covering numerous sports as well as cyber/data/robotics activities, gaming, board games and more.



Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be eligible to achieve SC clearance. As a result, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We can accommodate flexible working arrangements, and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.

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