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Observations Radar Hardware Engineer Industrial Placement 2020

Posted: 16 Mar 2020 Closes: 19 Apr 2020
Exeter, GB £17,000 pa
Internship met-office/20200316164512

Our Industrial Placement scheme offers ambitious, capable undergraduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside experts in their field.


Why should I choose the Met Office?:

As an Industrial Placement within the Observations Radar Hardware Engineer team at the Met Office, you will be paid £17,000 pa and have the opportunity to spend 12 months (between July 2019 - July 2020) working with a team of engineers on our weather radars, developing your skills and putting what you have learnt into practice.

The Observations Industrial Placement scheme is an exciting opportunity to see first-hand what we do as well as make a real impact that the Met Office truly values. With your industrial experience there is the potential, after obtaining your degree, to apply and join on of our teams. 


Tell me a little more about what you do….:

In 2018 the Met Office completed a major £10m project to upgrade our network of 15 weather radars. We are unique in designing, installing and operating our own weather radars. A small team of engineers now have the responsibility to develop the system - improving reliability, reducing running costs, and improving data quality. The team also transition major improvements from R&D into operational use and provide expert advice to the field engineering team. In 2020 the team expect to be implementing a major modification to the radar transmitter and building a prototype next generation radar receiver.

This placement will be working with Met Office weather radar engineers to develop engineering improvements or transition modifications from R&D into operation.


Can I apply?:

To become a Radar Hardware Engineer Industrial Placement at the Met Office you will need to be someone who: 

  1. Is studying for an undergraduate engineering degree which MUST incorporate a placement year (i.e. sandwich course).
  2. Has evidence of hands on engineering skills and ability to use common engineering hand tools.
  3. Possesses good written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Can demonstrate evidence of problem solving.
  5. Has a proven ability to work as part of a team.
  6. Can plan and organise work independently.

As well as someone who can desirably demonstrate: 

  1. A basic knowledge of radar
  2. An interest in meteorology


How do I apply?:

If you think this role sounds perfect for you and you meet the above requirements, then please follow these two simple steps…

  • Click Apply
  • Fill out the online application and give as much evidence as possible against the skills required


When will I hear if I have been shortlisted?:

We will be accepting applications until Sunday 19th April. During this time, we may get in touch if you are unfortunately not eligible or we have spotted something missing from yourapplication. Otherwise, you can expect to hear from us before the 24th April once the hiring manager has reviewed all the applications received. We often receive a high number of applications so it can take a little while to look at each one but we always let people know the outcome.

The next stage is a interview and that’s it!

Good luck!


Additional Information:

For operational reasons this post will be based in Exeter.

This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction. If you are a non–EU candidate, you will be required to provide and attach all relevant eligibility documentation to your application at the time of applying.

Please note that successful candidate/s will be required to satisfactorily undergo security clearance checks. This will generally require the candidate to have lived in the UK for at least three out of the last five years, but applicants not meeting this criteria may be considered.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during the selection exercises, please include this information in your application.

We recognise that Great Minds Don’t Think Alike. Consequently, the Met Office is committed to working towards being a more diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing and utilising visible and invisible individual differences. This includes continually striving to create a positive and open environment in which to work, along with ensuring that there are no barriers implicit in our policies or procedures preventing people from performing to the best of their ability. We are a “Disability Confident” employer, Mindful Employer, and we hold an Athena Swan Bronze award for our work on gender equality. We are proud to have a variety of staff-led networks who constantly work with us to enable everyone to fulfil their full potential. We are taking measures throughout our Recruitment process to tackle unconscious bias, and we apply the Civil Service Code to ensure that everyone is recruited on merit, fairness and open competition.

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