Electrical Engineer - Graduate Trainee

STFC’s award winning graduate scheme offers structured training, a real job with real responsibilities from day 1 and a direct route to professional accreditation. It will allow you to use your degree in a dynamic, creative and collaborative culture.

ISIS, the world leading pulsed neutron and muon source, needs Professional Engineers to maintain and enhance its facility.  Graduate Electrical Design and Project Engineers will have a key role and the position provides a unique opportunity for a wide variety of design, analysis and project engineering experiences across a diverse range of electrical engineering.

The ISIS Electrical Engineering teams provide professional engineering support across the complete ISIS Neutron Science facility from the accelerator, targets, neutron beam-lines and specialist user equipment.  The diverse nature of the facility is mirrored in its variety of electrical systems: megawatt power supplies and distribution networks, personnel protection systems, PLC and relay based control system, magnet power supplies, motion control, ac motor control, vacuum systems and UPS equipment. All of these can encompass novel uses of both established and emerging technologies.


We are looking for aspiring engineers who are inquisitive and want to solve complex and interesting engineering problems. 

Based at The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, Graduate Electrical Design and Project Engineers have a key role and the positions provide a unique opportunity for a wide variety of engineering experiences coupled with excellent training and personal development leading to becoming a Chartered Engineer.


• Produce designs and concepts through the use of 2D and 3D CAD systems.

• Procure manufactured items and bought out components.

• Work with and understand the requirements of projects set by the customer.

• Manage project workload to ensure targets are met.

• Produce calculations to validate designs.

• Present work both in writing and verbally to a wide range of audiences.


• Will work with a wide range of fellow engineers across disciplines on ISIS equipment – mechanical, electrical, electronic, motion control, etc.

• Will work with a variety of scientists.

• Liaison with technicians.

• Other staff throughout STFC.

• Personal Skills and Attributes

• Must be highly motivated, innovative and inquisitive.

• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

• Ability to work independently

• Ability to read and understand technical information.

• Capable of rapid development of technical and non-technical skills.

• Ability to communicate well both technically and non-technically.

• Ability to produce good written work and reports.

• Shows an interest in the world outside of engineering.

• Shows an appreciation of engineering in the wider context of society

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