Graduate Engineer Scheme 2024

  • Full-time
  • Type of Contract: Fixed Term Contract
  • Department: Engineering

Company Description

We’re looking for the world’s most talented people to join our team.

Innovation, commitment and quality are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be part of it.

Job Description

We are looking for enthusiastic, driven, high calibre innovators and problem solvers of the future to join our graduate programme which commences in October 2024. We will offer you an initial 2 year contract, with a view to you gaining a permanent career with Reaction Engines after completion.

You will work on various projects supporting our programmes through detailed design & analysis, assembly, integration and test phases.

During our graduate scheme you will undertake placements in all engineering disciplines & work on a variety of real-world, cutting edge projects.

The scheme is open to graduates with a degree in a STEM subject, including a Natural Science, Mathematics or Engineering.


To be successful you'll need:

  • Qualified to degree level in a STEM subject, including a Natural Science, Mathematics or Engineering.
  • Able to follow and carry out basic engineering hand calculations
  • Proficient in the use of Windows and MS Office
  • Delivered presentations of technical work to reviewers
  • Must be able to work equally well unsupervised and as part of a team
  • Must have a collaborative approach to engineering & innovation
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Able to communicate at all levels of the business and with suppliers and customers
  • Must be adaptable to new projects and design directions
  • A positive and flexible attitude to get the job done


Reaction Engines is committed to fairness and inclusivity. Research tells us that applicants tend to only apply when they feel they meet 100% of the criteria. If you believe you have what it takes and this role excites you, but you don’t align perfectly with the criteria listed, we encourage you to still apply. We’d love to have a discussion!

Additional Information

What we offer you

We have some fantastic benefits that sit alongside a great salary

  • Dynamic Hybrid Working (where your time is split between working from home and in the office)
  • 9 day Fortnight work pattern (every other Friday off)
  • Generous holiday entitlement (196 hours a year, increasing to 210 hours after 2 years service - plus bank holidays, plus every other Friday off!) - full time allowance
  • Company Share Option Plan
  • Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Life assurance (3x annual salary)
  • Ongoing Personal & Professional development opportunities
  • Annual Professional Membership
  • Subsidised childcare at Culham Nursery
  • Family friendly policies
  • Long Service Awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employer matching pension up to 5%
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Employee recognition (STAR Awards)
  • Health and wellbeing discounts & wellbeing challenges via our EAP


Closing Date for applications: Friday 19th January 2024

Assessment Day:  w/c 5th February 2024


Enabling net zero.

Transforming high-speed flight.

Pioneering access to space.

Our people have always been our most valuable asset. They’re brilliant problem solvers who believe challenges are opportunities. We take pride in attracting the industry’s brightest minds and it is their diverse set of skills, personalities and experiences that will help us achieve our ambitious goal.

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