24/10/2017 Airbus Portsmouth

RF/Microwave Graduate Engineer NB10374616

  • Sector: engineering, graduate opportunities
  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Salary: 27,000
RF/Microwave Graduate Engineer NB10374616

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Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

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 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

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 Airbus Defence and Space Communication Products Group designs, develops, manufactures and tests equipment for use on board Telecommunications and Navigation spacecraft. Our engineers apply their skills to realise highly complex and compact systems covering RF and Microwave circuits. We span the interface between the analogue and digital domains to realise front end receivers, frequency converters and Solid State Power amplifiers.
Payload equipments are extremely reliable and efficient needing to operate in the harsh environment of space to provide continuous services for people and businesses anywhere on Earth and beyond. To help us deliver cost effective equipment solutions we need people with knowledge or interest in mixed signal technologies, GHz speed circuits, GaN, SiGe-BICMOS technologies, as well as Microwave CAD skills and hands on RF/Microwave testing.
Within this role, you can expect to undertake the following activities; – Supporting lead engineers on development programmes, including parts evaluation, circuit design and preparing and carrying out laboratory testing. – Supporting product manufacture and product development activities. – Creating and validating designs, overseeing manufacturing and creating documentation and reports.


As the successful candidate, you will be able to demonstrate the following;
– At a minimum, a 2:1 degree or equivalent in Physics, Electrical/Electronics or related subject (modules in RF/Microwave would be preferable) – Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Excel. – Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report writing – Be proactive and comfortable working in an autonomous way – Strong team focus

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 be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.
Please note the closing date for applications to this position is 17th November 2017.


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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