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Be part of something special

We’re serious about developing and supporting people. For those looking to kick-start their careers, we have three early careers pathways from which to choose. From graduate programmes to undergraduate internships and degree apprenticeships, an early careers programme at Roke will give you unrivalled experience working on real-life projects that will make a huge difference to you, your customers, and the world around you. Improve your skillset, enhance your capabilities, and boost your career, with Roke.

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Graduate development programme

For recent or soon-to-be graduates

Gain valuable experience, make a huge difference, and achieve your career aspirations. With Roke’s sought-after two-year Graduate Development Programme (GDP) you’ll get to work on customer projects, discover entirely new innovations, develop an in-depth knowledge of your chosen area of interest, and build long-lasting relationships. And that’s just the start.

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Our GDP at a glance

Technical training
A combination of online, in-house and external training opportunities

Every graduate benefits from an individual mentor and programme leader

Opportunities to pursue a variety of professional accreditations

Roke lecture series
Monthly lectures delivered by prominent academics and customers

Regular networking events with other GDPs

Attend leading industry conferences and other events


Graduates and undergraduates can benefit from a thriving working environment surrounded by like-minded professionals looking to make a huge difference to the world. In addition, you’ll receive:

Earn while you learn

Earn a competitive salary to kick-start you on your career

Welcome to Roke

Receive a £3,000 welcome bonus (grads only) to help you settle into the local area and your new role

Pick your own benefits

You'll receive contributory pension and access to a number of additional flexible benefits

Recognition and rewards

We provide a competitive performance related bonus scheme, which we accompany with a clearly defined and fair review process. What's more if you refer a friend for a role at Roke and they're successful, you'll receive a bonus pay out as a reward.

Earn extra time off

You'll receive 25 days’ annual leave, which can be supplemented by Roke’s flexi-leave scheme to the tune of an additional eight days

Work hard, play hard

You'll have access to onsite tennis courts, gym (including showers and changing facilities) and fishing rights on the River Test (available at our Romsey site)

Not just a place to work

Come along to our numerous company events throughout the year, including a summer music festival, bonfire night fireworks and Christmas party

Get social

Join employee led social clubs covering numerous sports, cyber/data/ robotics activities, gaming, board games and more

What we look for

1. You’re an achiever
You’ll have achieved above average performance in your A-levels and completed or are on course to complete your degree course.

2. You’re curious
You love your subject matter – we’re looking for people with an interest in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or a business-related degree – any year of study.

3. You have experience
You should also have some practical experience of software and/or be able to demonstrate an analytical approach to problem solving.

4. You have the hunger
You’re a team player who is willing and able to get to the thick of it under the supervision and mentoring of an engineer.

What will you be doing?

You’ll study for a BSc Honours degree in Digital and Technology Solutions

Modules covered include software programming, cyber security, network security and project management and business analyst

The modules include all the core fundamental practical skills you’ll need to flourish at Roke

You’ll get to tailor your modules towards a future role at Roke

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Life at Roke

Find out what it’s like working at our ground-breaking innovative environment. Need more information? Get in touch. We’d love to talk about developing your career.

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