Satcom specialist calls for STEM graduates to join the space race


British ESA astronaut Tim Peake has helped to launch Inmarsat’s third Technology Development Programme at New Scientist Live in London in the UK.

The program is designed to start the space engineering careers of five science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) graduates. The winning candidates, selected from universities in the UK and other European countries, will have the opportunity to undertake a two-year placement with Inmarsat and the offer of a permanent position on the successful completion of the program.

“We are looking for our next generation of engineers – STEM graduates who can help us pioneer in the rapidly evolving world of mobile satellite communications,” said Michele Franci, CTO of Inmarsat. “In return, we provide the opportunity for the successful candidates to contribute to real space engineering programs and to establish themselves alongside some of the leading engineers in the field of satellite communications.”

Applications for the 2017-2018 program will close on January 31, 2017. The successful applicants will join Inmarsat for their two-year placement in September 2017.

Those who join the program will have the opportunity to work across a range of specialized teams at Inmarsat, including space system development, system architecture and strategy, service and network engineering, spectrum optimization, cloud virtualization and satellite operations. Predominantly based in London at Inmarsat’s global headquarters, the role also offers opportunities to work in the company’s offices in the USA and other parts of Europe.

Applicants need a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (engineering is highly desired). They should visit, where they will find a logic challenge, the solving of which forms the part of the application process. The candidate’s answers, CV and covering letter should be sent to:

September 28, 2016

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