Graduate Network Engineer- Airbus Defence & Space

Salary: £27,000.00 plus a welcome payment of £2,000.00 + Bonus
Location: South East, Wales, Stevenage, Newport
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Engineering

Description of the job

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.

Airbus Defence and Space are offering the opportunity for a UK Engineering graduates to join their multinational company within the South Wales and Hertfordshire areas. They are seeking an enthusiastic future engineer interested in starting a career in the Network/Communications/IT arena to join their Secure Communications business line. Secure Communications is a global leader in fixed and mobile secure communications for Governments and UK MOD. The successful candidate will be expected to travel within the UK and Europe as part of the graduate scheme to broaden their experience.

The Network Engineering Team has subject matter experts in all aspects of networking including architecture, design and development, implementation, test and support in order to deliver services to our customers. We use industry best practice in addition to innovative approaches for systems engineering.

A rotation approach between departments is used to ensure broad experience across these disciplines to maximize the opportunities to learn and progress providing experience across the network engineering lifecycle.


As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for performing and documenting network design tasks as a Graduate Network Design Engineer. This includes the engineering life cycle from concept to delivery within the overall project and then designing and rollout and installing designs. You will gain an appreciation of the range of technical activities within the company and develop and insight to where the future lies.

The main activities of this role will include;

¤ To be a member of a multi-disciplined team and contribute to system design
¤ Develop an understanding of architectural principles to deliver network solutions
¤ Gain an understanding on how complex network designs are baselined and implemented
¤ Engineering best practice to design and deliver a system ¤ Assist with the development of new products through the R&D program


As the successful candidate, you will be able to demonstrate the following;

- At a minimum, a 2:1 degree or equivalent in Engineering, Telecommunications, IT or related subject
- Understanding of cloud technologies
- Awareness of virtualised and software defined networks
- An industry recognised technical qualification such as MCSE or CCNA an advantage
- A thorough understanding of networking functionality and protocols.

This role will be based in Newport or Stevenage 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.

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

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

Please note the closing date for applications to this position is 17th November 2017.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leaer providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe's number one space enterprise and the world's second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

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.