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Raytheon UK

Role: Systems Engineering Graduate Leadership Development Programme
Duration: Permanent
Req ID: 192955BR
Locations: Harlow, Essex (on-site work required)
Training: Year 1 & 2 to complete Graduate Leadership Development Programme structured training plan alongside main role and professional training
Travel: Flexibility to travel UK and abroad for business or training requirements
Start: Early September 2022
Security Clearance Requirements: Successful candidates will be required to complete an SC clearance application

Summary of Role:

This role offers the candidate the opportunity to join the Weapons and Sensors team as a Graduate Systems Engineer, working across a range of programmes and R&D studies, developing additional capacity within the Engineering team to further the strategic growth of the business

The Graduate Systems Engineer will support activities in relation to the full lifecycle of the products for UK & Export Customers. This could involve supporting design, test and integration activities that can require travelling in the UK and abroad.

The role will be based at Raytheon’s Harlow facility and the successful candidate will have access to professional development opportunities and be part of the growing Raytheon Technologies team, where the candidate will be required to undertake development studies and investigation activities involving product performance and interfacing with various different internal and customer platforms.

The role will involve working in a highly technical environment, supporting the team as well as the autonomy to work alone. Taking on complex challenges and producing a solution that follows company process in a timely manner is an essential part of the role. A successful candidate will be comfortable integrating into a large team to accomplish their goals.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to further progress their career through a mixture of training and experience to develop the correct tools and skillsets required to achieve a successful career within the business.

Graduate Leadership Development Programme:

We are looking for Graduates who will develop into the company’s leaders of the future. On joining Raytheon, you will undertake a structured two-year leadership development programme which will incorporate classroom based and experiential learning alongside your day-to-day work. You will be given a real job from day one and will be expected to start adding value immediately.

Main Duties:

The Graduate Systems Engineer will support the Design Authorities and Engineering teams in a variety of activities across the Weapons and Sensors business areas.

This may be in support of 3 main business activities, namely: production (where established products are provided to our Customers), development (where improvements to new and existing systems are identified and assessed) and integration (where you could be asked to provide engineering effort to deliver the integration of products onto candidate platforms).

In the role of a Systems Engineer you will work throughout the product life cycle. This will include capturing, developing, designing and verifying system requirements and providing a certified complete system design ready for production. You will work with other SME’s (subject matter experts) such as mechanical engineers or software engineers to define and develop the system and its interfaces. It is essential to have excellent communication skills. Further development of these experiences and skills will be one of the main focuses of training programmes and on the job training you will receive.

Further key activities include support of the strategic drive of the business and the development and execution of engineering initiatives. We would be looking for you to bring your skills to supplement existing capabilities to meet these objectives.

In addition to support to existing teams, the Graduate Systems Engineer will be expected to grow their experience within the team and progress to leading their own activities and initiatives.

Candidate Requirements:

  • 2:1 or above Engineering or relevant undergraduate degree
  • 120 UCAS points or equivalent
  • Be a logical thinker with excellent problem solving ability
  • Be able to work as part of a team and also lead own initiatives
  • Have excellent communication skills; written and verbal
  • Be methodical, hardworking, and enthusiastic
  • Be able to work offsite from time-to-time both within the UK and abroad
  • Member of a relevant Engineering institution such as the IET, RAeS or IMechE.

About Raytheon UK
With facilities in Broughton, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester with 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 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances.
Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. 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, hypersonics, 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:

  • £ 28,750 salary
  • £ 3,000 joining bonus
  • Twice yearly salary review for the first 2 years
  • 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 scheme’s.
  • 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 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. Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women’s Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), Raytheon Reservist Network (RaRe), Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities (RADA) and all work together with our Diversity & Inclusion counsel, and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.
As a proud contributor to the HM Armed Forces, Raytheon UK signed the HM Armed Forces covenant in 2014. Due to the varied activities and support to our Armed Forces & Reservists,
Raytheon UK has since been awarded the prestigious Covenant ‘Gold Award’ Employee Recognition.
Raytheon UK recognise that our people are the critical factor in our success, and we strive to provide a challenging and rewarding careers.

Raytheon Application Process
To apply visit the Raytheon Technologies Global website. Attach a CV (with predicted/achieved grades listed), cover letter and recent academic transcript.

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