12/10/2018 Airbus Portsmouth PO3 5PU

Military Secure Communications Graduate

  • Sector: graduate opportunities, i t telecoms
  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Salary: 27,000
Military Secure Communications Graduate

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Reference Code 10422014 D EN EXT 1

– Site: Airbus Defence and Space Portsmouth (Skynet)

– Target Group: Graduate – UK

– Work Contract Type / Working Time:  Graduate programme / Full time

– Work Experience:  Not specified

– Functional Area:  ENGINEERING / Computing&Communication, Info&Data processing

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader 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.

Description of the job

Start date: September 2019

Location: Portsmouth

Application closing date: 4th 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.

The successful graduate will join a small team of experienced (Consultant) Systems Engineers and Analysts who are primality focused on UK Military Satellite Communications Services and Systems. This team has been key to the successful delivery and operation of the current Skynet 5 system, and is now providing the technical and analytical leadership for the next generation (SKYNET 6) programme.


The main activities of this role will include;

¤ The day to day Maintenance of the current set of Analysis Models;

¤ Lead the Development and Evolution of the current set of Analysis Models;

¤ Assist in the Definition and Production of new Analysis Models as required to support the SKYNET 6 programme (for the Next Generation of UK Milsatcom);

¤ Presentation of Analysis Results and Conclusions to Internal staff and External Customers;

¤ Contribute to Reports detailing the Analysis Models, Techniques employed and Results Achieved;

¤ Support the definition and derivation of Requirements and Architectures for Next Generation UK Milsatcom Systems and Services;

¤ Working within the Team and the wider programme community to assist with the adherence to System Engineering Processes;

¤ Supporting the overall System Engineering consistency of the resulting Specifications, Design, Implementation and


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.


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

¤ At a minimum, a 2:1 degree or equivalent in Digital Telecommunications, Satellite Communications, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics or related subject;

¤ Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

¤ Be proactive and comfortable working both autonomously and as part of a team.

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.

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 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. 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.

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