Raytheon UK

Engineering (RF/Electronics) Graduate Leadership Development Programme

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom
07 Mar 2019
13 May 2019
Job Type
Engineering (RF/Electronics) Graduate Leadership Development Programme

Location(s): Harlow, plus travel when required.

Application: Submit a CV and cover letter (explaining why you have applied for the role, and to Raytheon UK) directly to our careers website. Attach the most recent university module transcript to your application.

Summary of Role:

As an Engineering Graduate you will join our established two-year Graduate Leadership Development Programme. This will provide you with personal development skills, networking opportunities and an enjoyable learning environment. As an Engineering Graduate you will receive additional structured Engineering training to improve your technical abilities and job specific training as necessary.

We have multiple sites across the UK and are opening new locations. There will be the opportunity to visit other UK sites and there may also be possibility to attend our US facilities. Raytheon is growing and expanding our Engineering capabilities into new innovative areas and technologies.
What to expect:

You will be given an Engineering position on a programme where you will be able to make an immediate impact. In your first few days and weeks, you'll get to grips with real challenges, on projects that cross a range of disciplines where you will be able to actively network with Engineers and other company functions.

At Raytheon the opportunities for career development are numerous and far reaching employing thousands of Engineers worldwide. As a leading Engineering company you will have the opportunity to shape the technology of the future.

Raytheon encourages working towards Chartered Engineer status (CEng) and will both support you and pay your membership fees if you choose to work towards this.

You will also be allocated a Buddy and be offered to work with a Mentor if you wish.

Summary of Role:

  • Our Electronics Engineering group capabilities enable us to support all the other Engineering functions across the Raytheon product portfolio

We provide expertise to:
  • Derive product requirements
  • Model concepts and assess feasibility of solutions
  • Generate detailed designs for solutions (concepts, prototypes and full production)
  • Design and implement test solutions
  • Test and commission products and systems

Main Duties:

  • The nature of this role will involve supporting the electronics development of new products and concepts.
  • Our product portfolio includes: Navigation systems, ATMS and IFF RADAR systems, Power supply and motor control products
  • Our Electronics engineering capabilities include modelling, design, analysis and test including: RF (Antennas, Transmitters and Receivers), Analogue Power (power supplies and converters), Test Solutions (for products and systems).
  • We utilise industry standard toolsets such as Mentor, AWR Microwave Office, CST, and Mathcad to capture and analyse electrical designs.
  • AgilentVEE/LabVIEW for test solution development

Graduate Leadership Development Programme Training:
During the first 2 years, in addition to your main role, you'll be assigned various modules to support your career development. These range from business skills to team building activities.

Candidate Requirements


  • 2:1 or above undergraduate degree (Electronics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent)
  • Pre university qualifications equivalent to 120 UCAS points new system or 300 UCAS points old system
  • Ability to relocate to different UK sites and relocate during the role if required


  • Experience of working within Engineering development or multi-disciplined project engineering teams to deliver complete systems or products into operational service.
  • A flexible and adaptable individual who can deploy their fundamental engineering skills across a wide range of programmes
  • A logical problem solver who can operate effectively under stretching time scales and high workload demands
  • Sound understanding of the Engineering lifecycle, and of relevant toolsets
  • A process-oriented engineer who both seeks out and develops best practice.
  • An interest in RF/Analogue Design.

About Raytheon:

Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. We are a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and have developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, National & Cyber security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software solutions at its facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Manchester Waddington and Broughton.

Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I TM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon

is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Raytheon Career Development:

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

  • £26,500 salary
  • £2,000 joining bonus
  • 25 days holiday + statutory holidays
  • Twice yearly salary review for the first 2 years
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success.

Relocation Eligible

Clearance Type

Electrical Engineering

Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
United Kingdom
United Kingdom - Harlow

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