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As result of the continued challenges faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken the very difficult decision to pause many of our early careers programmes in 2020. Where possible we are moving as much as possible to virtual opportunities so please email [email protected] if you are interested in finding out more about an opportunity with us.

We understand the importance of providing real-life work experience for young people and therefore offer a range of opportunities to get involved in our business.

Work experience

We provide a number of opportunities for young people to join us for one week to learn more about Inmarsat, the work we do and a specific area of interest. We try to meet all requests over the year, however requests for places in August and December are harder to accommodate.

Work experience can be undertaken in any of our departments and is typically aimed at those between the ages of 14-17.

We also offer Ministry of Defence two-week work experience placements for those in the Armed Forces.

If you are interested in undertaking work experience please write to [email protected].

Internships

Our annual nine-week internship programmes run over a fixed period that falls between the end of June and the end of August and offer a small number of places to experience a range of departments within our business. In the past,  these have included Finance, Engineering and HR.

Work term placements (Canada)

Our St John’s office regularly hosts work term students from local post secondary institutions. Over the past five years, we have employed approximately 25 work term students in the IT, Engineering and Finance fields.

Work term students gain a wealth of knowledge and experience over a period of 12-16 weeks.  The exposure they gain from working in an international office has proven to be invaluable in the local market.

"Work term opportunities provide a great opportunity for the student to gain some real world experience related to their chosen career paths and an opportunity for Inmarsat to gain access to new skills and capabilities."

David Thornhill
Senior Vice-President Group IT

Completing a work term with Inmarsat can, on occasion, lead to an offer of full time employment. Employees like Christian Decker can attest to the success of that evolution. Christian originally joined us as a work term student of the Computer Systems and Networking Diploma programme at College of the North Atlantic. He was hired shortly after graduation to work as an IT Service Desk Analyst. Christian tells us a little bit about his experience and why he thinks the work term programme helped foster his career aspirations.

"My work term helped me to familiarise myself with Inmarsat’s software and hardware solutions so that when I was offered a permanent role I was able to hit the ground running. It also allowed me to develop the soft skills such as time prioritisation and business etiquette.

Work terms were an important part of my diploma because it allowed me to see how all the systems I had learned about would function together in a business environment and allowed me to see things in an entirely different way."

Christian Decker
IT Service Desk Analyst

Placements

Throughout the year, we offer a number of opportunities for individuals to undertake a specific project for a duration of six, nine or 12 months. Applicants typically will be working towards a degree and in their third year of study, however some positions will accept applications from individuals who have recently completed a degree.