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🚀 Internship

Electronics Engineer Industrial Placement

🚀 Placement Program


🤑 £21.6K

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  • The candidate must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree course and seeking an industrial placement year. They should have analogue and digital design skills, as well as practical experience in testing and verification of circuit boards and components. Knowledge of FPGA design, software programming languages, and experience designing electronics for space applications is desirable.
  • The Electronics Engineer Industrial Placement will work on spacecraft and ground-based instrument projects, involving circuit design, PCB layout, testing, VHDL design, manufacturing drawings, and documentation as part of a multi-disciplinary team. They will also ensure health and safety measures and support outreach activities.

Placement Program




Apply by Oct 29


  • RAL Space is one of the largest interdisciplinary space departments in Europe, having a consistent track record contributing to more than 200 instruments in space. The department works throughout the lifecycle of space missions - from leading concept studies for future missions, developing bespoke scientific instrumentation, providing space test and ground-based facilities, operating ground-stations, and to processing and analysing data.
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  • Essential:
  • Currently enrolled on an undergraduate degree course
  • Are required or have requested to take an industrial placement year
  • Able to commence employment in summer 2024
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the placement
  • Analogue design skills
  • Digital design skills
  • Demonstrable practical skills such as verification and testing of circuit boards and components.
  • Desirable:
  • Awareness of FPGA design using VHDL and/or Verilog
  • Knowledge of higher-level software programming languages or applications (e.g. C/C++, LabVIEW) and/or low-level programming languages
  • Knowledge of designing electronics for space applications.
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Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • The Industrial Placement student will work under the supervision of one of our electronics engineers working on one of our many projects for spacecraft and ground-based instruments. Duties may include, but may not be limited to:
  • Analogue and digital circuit design
  • PCB layout of complex multilayer boards
  • Functional testing of assembled boards
  • VHDL design work
  • Create manufacturing drawings and participate in design reviews
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Complete analyses and documentation including test plans, specifications and reports
  • Vigilance of health and safety considerations
  • Supporting outreach activities and tours of the Division on occasion.
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Work type

Full time

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Application deadline

Oct 29, 2023




21600 GBP

Apply by Oct 29