Career high-flyers head for Inmarsat

14 July 2014: As the world’s largest event in the aerospace-defence calendar kicks off in Farnborough, the Daily Telegraph talks to three of our employees about career opportunities.

The article appears in the newspaper’s supplement Careers in Aerospace and Defence and identifies opportunities open to STEM-subject graduates.

“Every so often I’ll be scratching my head trying to recall the properties of crystal oscillators but it’s been amazing,” says payload engineer, Ben Moores.

Rewarding career

The Cambridge University graduate is based in Los Angeles where he works as part of a team overseeing the design and build of the four satellites being created by Boeing for our $1.6 billion Global Xpress network.

He tells how the work is rewarding and challenging, forcing him to use all the skills he has honed over his last five years with Inmarsat.

“I feel so lucky to be in career where I am doing a technical job, and the toys you get to play with are pretty cool. There aren’t many places where you can reconfigure a £250 million satellite,” he says.

Graduate opportunities

The 28-year-old is interviewed alongside Chris Ashton, director of Spectrum Engineering at Inmarsat, who was in charge of the team whose work contributed to identifying the probable location of flight MH370.

Reporter Thea Jourdan also spoke to Kate Roddy, HR business partner, about our ‘need for analysts and engineers to contribute to our expansion’ and how Inmarsat hires talented graduates straight from university.

Kate tells how Inmarsat is looking to hire systems engineers, electrical engineers and physics and maths graduates with degrees at 2:1 or above.

Other companies featured in the article include Atkins and National Air Traffic Services (NATS).

To read the article in full, go to www.inmarsat.com.

Farnborough International Airshow: www.farnborough.com