Undergraduates – Summer Placements 2020

Romsey, United Kingdom (UK), Roke [000355]

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

About this job

Join Roke Manor Research as an Undergraduate on a summer vacation placement.

Roke believes in improving the world through innovation. We do it by bringing the physical and digital together in ways that revolutionise industries. Roke delivers advanced research, development, services and products to high profile customers who come to Roke with varied and challenging problems to solve.


What can you expect?

You will typically be with us for eight weeks in July / August and will be paid an excellent monthly salary. In your summer vacation work you will be a contributing member of a project team, allowing you to make real contributions to the work Roke does. This will give you an excellent opportunity to learn and develop new skills within the varied and interesting engineering work which takes place at Roke.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in Roke’s social clubs, such as Data Science or Cyber club, and receive technical and business skills training. If you are selected to join us on a summer vacation placement scheme you’ll add value from day one and we are confident you will find it engaging and rewarding for both yourself and your career.


Entry Requirements:

  • You will have achieved well above average performance in your A-level examinations and demonstrate the ability to achieve a 2:1 or equivalent in your degree course.
  • You will ideally be in your 2nd or 3rd year, studying a full time degree course in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Electronic Engineering, Systems Engineering, Business Management, Operational Research (or a related discipline) however, if you are at the close of your 1st year of study you are still welcome to apply.
  • You should already have some practical experience of software and be able to demonstrate an analytical approach to problem solving, so that during your placement useful work can be conducted under the supervision of an engineer.


  • Excellent salary.
  • Prestigious location set in 22 acres of stunning grounds.
  • Option to join the sports and social club, including use of the gym and tennis courts.
  • Subsidised staff restaurant.
  • Entitlement to paid leave and the opportunity to accrue and take flexi-leave.
  • Help finding local accommodation if you need to live away from home.
  • Excellent career prospects, with potential opportunity of employment as a Graduate Engineer in the future.


You must have the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK. In order to obtain full security clearance with no exclusions, candidates should ideally be a British Citizen.

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