Early Carers

Why come to Plextek?

Would you like to work on novel healthcare solutions, smart city technology, advanced robotic systems or sensors for autonomous drones? What about cutting-edge radio networks or airfield radar? One of the great advantages of working here is that no two projects are the same. If you are an enthusiastic, adaptable and motivated person who thrives on variety, enjoys learning new skills and facing exciting challenges then this is the place to be.

The Lab, Plextek

“Plextek is a consultancy and as such it receives a wide range of projects in different areas from various clients. Getting experience in many areas and then specialising was better than specialising early on. As a starting career it creates a solid set of skills.”

– Kieran Bhuiyan, Project Engineer

“Plextek is a consultancy and as such it receives a wide range of projects in different areas from various clients. Getting experience in many areas and then specialising was better than specialising early on. As a starting career it creates a solid set of skills.”

– Kieran Bhuiyan, Project Engineer

Graduate Engineers

Our graduate engineers are exposed to a wide variety of projects and experiences. If you are an enthusiastic, adaptable and motivated person who thrives on variety, enjoys learning new skills and facing exciting challenges then this is the place to be.
Graduate Engineers are given a personal development plan targeted to your individual needs. It includes both on and off the job training activities that are designed to provide a range of relevant skills and knowledge while developing your practical experience. A mentor, who helps you develop your technical skills whilst providing general advice and guidance, is also assigned to you. We have monthly staff socials and you’ll be part of an amazing group of minds, all making a difference to our technology-driven world.

Job Specification

We are looking for technology graduates with skills in electronics and software to join the team. We will provide you with the training and experience to develop your technical skills.

Ivan Saunders Graduate Engineer, Plextek

“Working at Plextek has been a fantastic opportunity for me to gain experience working in a variety of sectors. Every project is different, which means I am constantly learning new skills – as well as being kept on my toes! Luckily, everyone at Plextek is very friendly and willing to lend a had when you need one.”

– Ivan Saunders, Graduate Engineer

“Working at Plextek has been a fantastic opportunity for me to gain experience working in a variety of sectors. Every project is different, which means I am constantly learning new skills – as well as being kept on my toes! Luckily, everyone at Plextek is very friendly and willing to lend a had when you need one.”

– Ivan Saunders, Graduate Engineer

Ivan Saunders Graduate Engineer, Plextek

What to expect when you join?

We are a friendly, hard working workforce who will support you through your early career with mentoring and exciting projects. We’ll introduce you to a broad range of commercial activities, give you your own workspace and all of the equipment you need to ensure you have the best start to your career. Our office is open plan, with a laboratory in the building.

Daniel Tomlinson, consultant, Plextek

“Having joined Plextek as a graduate in 2017, I was originally attracted to the company due to their extensive work on RF and microwave based systems. With now over four years of experience, I’ve had the chance to work on a variety of projects, as well as access to a mentor scheme and a yearly training budget to attend continuing professional development (CPD) courses, of my choice. Additionally, not only have I worked on several projects involving RF but Plextek has also helped me to pursue my other interests in embedded software engineering, which is something I only discovered a passion for recently. I now regularly get involved with projects that require either or both skillsets, which benefits both me and the company.”

– Daniel Tomlinson, Consultant

“Having joined Plextek as a graduate in 2017, I was originally attracted to the company due to their extensive work on RF and microwave based systems. With now over four years of experience, I’ve had the chance to work on a variety of projects, as well as access to a mentor scheme and a yearly training budget to attend continuing professional development (CPD) courses, of my choice. Additionally, not only have I worked on several projects involving RF but Plextek has also helped me to pursue my other interests in embedded software engineering, which is something I only discovered a passion for recently. I now regularly get involved with projects that require either or both skillsets, which benefits both me and the company.”

– Daniel Tomlinson, Consultant

Daniel Tomlinson, consultant, Plextek

Summer Students

Each year, we take on Summer Students to learn first-hand about being part of a consultancy, working alongside our engineering and research teams on actual project work.

We treat our summer students exactly the same as we treat our regular employees. We’ll assign a line manager, mentor your progress and introduce you to a broad range of commercial activities. We offer a stimulating environment that will challenge you to perform at your best. We provide full support and training.

We welcome applications from students in November/December of their third year of a four year course, with a view to a placement in the summer before the start of their final year. Students should have a genuine interest in working at Plextek as a graduate – we use the summer placement as an opportunity for you to get to know us and us to get to know you.  The best students are then offered graduate roles as well as sponsorship for their final year.

Before applying, consider whether the range of technologies in which we operate and our location is right for you.  If your university is part of the UKESF scheme www.ukesf.org you can apply for our scholarships through UKESF. However, we also offer additional places for direct applicants: send us your CV to recruit@plextek.com and explain your interests, experience and why sensing and communication technologies would meet your technical aspirations.

Get in touch

If you’re interested in one of the positions seen here, or the position you’re looking for isn’t listed, we would love to hear from you.

Get in touch

If you’re interested in one of the positions seen here, or the position you’re looking for isn’t listed, we would love to hear from you.