Graduate Communications Engineer - Airbus

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Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.
South East, Portsmouth
Apply by:
18th November 2018
Start date:
September 2019
Job type:
Graduate job

Start date: September 2019
Location: Portsmouth
Application closing date: 18th November 2018

Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network.

From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers. This, along with training provided works to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programme's conclusion.

Are you looking for a company that, genuinely, invest in their staff? Interested in working on Satellite Communications Terminals that help people get in contact with people - when they REALLY need to? Interested in design, test and implementation of satellite communications (Satcom) terminal solutions in support of Military Satcom requirements.? Then this is the role for you!

At Airbus we rely on our Engineers to keep our customers network services up and running, which means we invest heavily in our staff. We're happy to progress people through professional certification and to provide study leave. This role is based at Portsmouth. You will be working with a team of 7 Engineers who belong to a bigger team of 50 Engineers within the Skynet 5 Engineering team.

Occasional travel is expected to the Ground Station installations and customer locations in the UK.

This post would suit someone interested in the assessment and analysis of customer requirements, definition of the Satcom terminal solution, overseeing the terminal build and undertaking the test campaign to ensure the terminal requirements are achieved.

The successful candidate will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance to undertake the role.


RF and satellite communications system design including:
(1) Communications system design and implementation
(2) Engineering baseline management to include Bill of Material management and controlled engineering change processes.
(3) RF system integration and implementation
(4) Use of Modems in Satcom Systems including knowledge of modem modes in stress environments.
(5) System Integration of Management Systems for Communications Networks

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's
success, reputation and sustainable growth.


We're looking for the *right* person, rather than a shopping list. The role requires someone who is keen to learn and develop in the field of communications systems design and implementation You will have network or systems design knowledge preferably in Satcoms Ideally you will have exposure to the design to implementation process You must have belief in your knowledge, but to know you don't know it all - sometimes your team members know something too. Any experience of IP and Encryption would be nice - but we're happy to train you up in these technologies. Must be a team player, with an organised methodical approach to achieving goals.

Education A degree in a relevant subject (i.e. Telecomms, Communications or Electronics, Physics, Engineering-related degree)

This role will be based in Portsmouth and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.

Applications will be accepted from 17th September 2018 - 4th November 2018.


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. If you wish to discuss this further please contact via email Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.