Each year we take on a small number of graduates from a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) background onto our graduate rotational programme, to provide a solid understanding of our organisation and a strong foundation to go on to become great SMEs or leaders of the future.

What we offer:

  • Permanent offer of employment
  • Two-year rotational programme
  • Experience weeks to broaden business acumen and commercial awareness
  • Membership of a relevant professional body
  • A bespoke development programme to help you to reach your full potential

Our programme is designed to challenge and enrich, establishing you alongside some of the leading engineers in the space industry. As a new graduate, you will gain invaluable experience and be given the opportunity to contribute to real satellite engineering programmes. You will be trusted with diverse, critical projects empowering you to build tools, features and infrastructure, often from scratch.

Some of our graduates visiting our ground station in Burum, The Netherlands.

The programme rotations, tailored where possible to your strengths and interests, will give you the chance to work in some of our specialised teams, including:

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

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.

"I am currently on the Inmarsat Technology and Engineering Graduate Programme. My first rotation is in the Chief Technology Office (CTO) developing a tool for the User Terminals team. Being a part of the graduate scheme is really rewarding and socially there are always activities happening. I also plan to be a part of a volunteering scheme we have with RE:ACT and have signed up to complete the training as soon as possible."

Current graduate


Since joining our graduate programme in September 2018, Sarah Singleton has been appointed onto the Satellite Network & Applications Technical and Professional Committee at the IET, finished her first rotation in Product Group and has just joined the Chief Operating Office.


Jeremie Joannes joined our graduate programme in September 2017 and has recently started his last rotation, conducting an investigation to do with the European Space Agency’s Galileo navigation satellites.

Our business teams also highly value our graduate population and rotational managers are keen to provide stimulating projects for those on the programme, here Paul, a Spacecraft Analyst shares his experience of having Sarah on rotation in her 2nd year:

"Sarah joined the Spacecraft Analyst team in October 2019 as part of her graduate programme. She has been working the development of scenarios in our spacecraft simulators, which will be used for the purpose of training and procedure testing. Despite no previous experience in spacecraft operations, Sarah has demonstrated an excellent capacity to learn, synthesise information, and produce very useful results. Sarah’s work is helping our team to be better prepared for spacecraft operations, to train new recruits faster, and to conduct procedure testing much more easily."

Spacecraft Analyst