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Electronics Manufacturing Engineering Graduate (Graduate Development Programme GDP)

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Glenrothes
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Defence , Engineering, IT
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Software Developer
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United Kingdom
GBR02: Glenrothes, Scotland, Queensway Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, KY7 5PY
Position Role Type:

Role: Electronic Manufacturing Engineering Graduate

Training Programme: Graduate Development Programme (GDP)

Location: Glenrothes and/or Livingston

Travel: There will be travel required for training and business travel

Salary & Benefits: £31,000 starting salary & £3,000 joining bonus & company benefits

Type: Permanent Role - 1st 2 years graduates complete the GDP structured training programme in addition to day job. As part of the GDP there are biannual pay reviews in years 1 & 2.

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Hours: Full-Time

Security Clearance Required: A pre-employment security check will be required for this role

Summary of Role:

As an Electronic Manufacturing Engineering Graduate, you will have the opportunity to work alongside an experienced team of engineers on exciting products and technology, growing your technical knowledge and developing your engineering skillset.

The initial 2-year training programme will include working rotations with each of the main manufacturing engineering teams, and you will also join our established Graduate Development Programme which will provide personal development skills, networking opportunities and an enjoyable learning environment.

This role is ideal for enthusiastic and ambitious graduates who are keen to further their career, learn about new technology and become part of a high performing team.

Main Duties:
  • Work effectively within a multi-disciplined manufacturing team
  • Support the development of new manufacturing processes and products
  • Work with cutting-edge technology and be part of our Industry 4.0 transformation
  • Design and implement manufacturing processes
  • Problem solving and continuous improvement projects
  • Manufacturing process design and flow
  • Tooling and fixture design, development and fabrication
  • Process equipment support and maintenance
  • Process programming and machine capability assurance
  • Fault-finding and troubleshooting
  • Generate manufacturing documentation, risk assessments and improvement activities
Candidate Requirements


Minimum 2.2 undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering or similar degree where Electronic Engineering has been studied (degree already achieved or will complete by 2nd September 2024)

120 UCAS points achieved through A Level/AS Level e.g. BBB/ABC/A*CC A Level grades or equivalent e.g. Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers, BTEC etc achieved through qualifications completed before attending university.

Full CV (please note university, pre university and GCSE/National 5/Highers/Advanced Highers Grades) & Cover Letter explaining why you have applied to Raytheon UK and your chosen role.

Successful candidates will be required to complete a security clearance background check

  • Experience within an Engineering or Manufacturing environment
  • A passion for manufacturing excellence: getting it right first time, improving and effective problem solving, deploying new techniques and technologies
  • Knowledge of electronic manufacturing process or design techniques
  • Membership of University club or other extra-curricular organisations (such as Scouts, Guides, Sports teams, Army Reserves or Air Cadets etc)
About the Graduate Development Programme (GDP)

Raytheon UK partner with an external training provider and our in-house training teams to deliver excellent training to support on-boarding into the company and build the foundations to a successful career with us. Training focuses on building company connections, communication skills, developing leadership skills and career coaching and development. Graduates have the opportunity to learn real business skills such as project management, supply chain and strategy in addition to receiving a strong support network from current/former graduates and their team members. Graduates have the opportunity to build their skills, contacts and experience through a range of activities from working on real projects to joining our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), attending company and Early Careers events. Graduates have the opportunity to further develop their training as applicable to the role.

What our Manufacturing Graduates Say:

"I enjoy the variety of work that working as a manufacturing engineering graduate offers. I like to have a combination of practical tasks on the production line, and projects I can work through at my own pace at my desk. There is also a good balance of independent working and group working. One of the most rewarding aspects is being able to identify and implement improvements that can be made to processes I'm working on."

"Being a Graduate Manufacturing Electronics Engineer for Raytheon UK has allowed me to greatly expand my technical knowledge, communication & confidence. Raytheon UK presents the opportunity for new graduates to work with and learn from many experienced, welcoming and supportive engineers and technicians, who are invaluable in helping grow your knowledge and accelerate your professional development."

"The Graduate Development Programme itself lets you connect with graduates from different functions and locations throughout the UK. The Graduate Development Programme allows all aspects of communication, teamwork & leadership to be fully developed, even while having to work around challenging circumstances,"

Application Requirements & How to Apply:

Apply on-line via our careers website via Workday attaching a full CV and cover letter. Please ensure you include full contact details (name, phone number, email and home address).

Cover Letter Guidance: Hints & Tips - What We Look For.

The cover letter is a great opportunity to make your application stand out and show us why you would like to join Raytheon UK and have applied for this role. Candidates can add a Cover Letter to the 1st page of the CV and attach as 1 document on the Workday application portal. This is a great opportunity to show you have researched our company and can demonstrate a real interest in the role you have applied for. Candidates can also demonstrate any additional skills, interests and experience etc to tell us more about you and why you have applied.

What Happens Next?

Successful applicants will be invited to have an initial screening call to discuss the role & requirements further and advised on the next stage of their application. The next steps will include an assessment centre to meet the team and complete individual and team activities which will be discussed with successful applicants.

Depending on the role there may be an initial telephone interview with the team before an assessment centre (candidates will be advised during the screening stage).

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester, Livingston and presence across other customer sites also. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs 2000 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon UK continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across its core mission areas Weapons & Sensors, and Cyber, Space & Training.

Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the RTX organisation.

About RTX

RTX is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises three industry-leading businesses - Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonic, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, 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:

25 days holiday + statutory public holidays

Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)

6 times salary 'Life Assurance'

Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice schemes.

Enhanced sick pay scheme

Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.

37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements).

Flexible working arrangements can be considered wherever we can (depending on the role) so please enquire or highlight any request to our Recruitment team to explore flexible working possibilities.

Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

At Raytheon UK, we're committed to be building a workforce that represents the true diversity of Britain where all of our colleagues feel enabled to deliver the best work of their lives. We're proud to be an equal opportunities employer who selects the very best candidates for the job. We truly value the diversity of our workforce work hard to create an inclusive environment where our colleagues can bring the unique skills, experiences and ideas to the table to help us grow our business, create innovative solutions and develop our people.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) act as the eyes and ears into the community they represent and support us in building a truly inclusive business. Our ERGs are open to all colleagues, regardless of background. We have a range of employee groups open to everyone to join to support STEM, Early Careers, Diversity, Sustainability and many more...

We're also delighted to have been recognised as a Gold Award Employer as part of the HM's Armed Forces Covenant and the Human Rights Campaign's 2021 Corporate Equality Index as a 'best place to work for LGBTQ Equality'.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other characteristic.

Support and Adjustment:

If you need us to make any adjustments to support you during our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to help.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Privacy Policy and Terms:

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Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.


Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.


With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.


Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

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