Inmarsat’s Technology Development Programme gives STEM graduates a career step-up into the fascinating world of satellite communications.


The 2017-18 Inmarsat Technology Development Programme (TDP) was officially launched at New Scientist Live in London on 22 September with British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake.

Five participants currently participating in the first TDP had an opportunity to meet Tim Peake on the ESA stand to tell him first-hand about Inmarsat’s work-placement scheme to find the next generation of space pioneers.

Tim Peake came back down to Earth in June following his 186-day Principia Mission on the International Space Station. His journey continues to inspire and educate school children and he is a passionate advocate of STEM learning and the career possibilities that the space industry can offer.


Inmarsat is offering an amazing opportunity for STEM-related graduates to work for the world’s leading global mobile satellite communications company.

Our two-year Technology Development Programme (TDP) is designed to challenge and enrich, establishing you alongside some of the leading engineers in the space industry – and includes the offer of a permanent job with Inmarsat on its successful completion. You will gain invaluable experience and be given the opportunity to contribute to real satellite engineering programmes.

We are committed to supporting and enabling enthusiastic, forward-thinking individuals to become part of our next generation of world class engineers and scientists.


The Inmarsat Technology Development Programme offers regular rotations, tailored where possible to your strengths and interests. You will have the chance to work in some of our specialised teams, such as:

  • Space system development
  • System architecture and strategy
  • Service and network engineering
  • Spectrum optimisation
  • Cloud virtualisation
  • Satellite operations

Rotations are conducted on a regular basis. To ensure you are continuously supported throughout the programme, you will be assigned a mentor outside of line management.

This role will be mainly based in London, but there may be opportunities to work in one of our international engineering offices, based in Europe or the USA.

After the two year rotation period, you will move into a permanent position that suits your continual development. We offer a highly competitive salary plus strong employee benefits.


Minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, e.g. Computer Science, Engineering (Aeronautical, Electrical or Mechanical), Physics, Mathematics or Technology.

Engineering degrees are highly desired. All STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects will be considered.


Applications for the 2018 programme will open in October.

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