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Roke Manor Research is an innovative solutions provider and contract R&D specialist, owned by Siemens and based in Romsey. We pioneer developments in electronic sensors, networks, and communications technology, providing products and services to Siemens businesses, Government departments, and commercial customers.

The diversity of our customer base means our technologies find their way into a variety of markets - from the depths of the oceans to outer space.

Our priority is to deliver competitive advantage to our clients through our technologies, services, products, world-class expertise and the speed at which solutions can be taken to market . At Roke, our engineers only work on the tricky stuff. That's why we're called upon repeatedly by our clients when they need a difficult problem solved quickly and with a solution that's in-tune with their own systems.

Recent customer surveys indicate that in terms of technical capability, Roke has few peers in its markets.

Employing 460 people, we are the largest employer in Romsey and the only dedicated Siemens research centre in the UK.

We are looking for graduates with a minimum 2:1 or First Class Honours degree to work in one of our technical areas. Your degree should ideally be in one of the following:

Electronics, Systems Engineering, Physics or Mathematics with computer programming experience, Computer Science or similar subjects.


As a graduate at Roke you will be enrolled on our two-year IET accredited Graduate Development Programme. As well as on-the-job training you will receive formal skills training at a range of Siemens sites in courses such as presentation skills, customer focus, business writing and project management fundamentals. Throughout your development you will have the opportunity to run customer funded projects, liaise with customers, work on important bids as well as developing your technical expertise with some of the world experts in their field.

Career Development

We offer a range of careers at Roke, from a technical expert to project management and business development.

We will expect the best from you, but in return we will offer you flexibility of career and technical direction throughout your career at Roke, and a wide ranging list of benefits when you join us.

We will give you 25 days leave a year - and with our flexi-leave arrangements you can add up to 8 more days. You'll also benefit from non-contributory BUPA membership and be eligible to join the Siemens pension scheme, as well as having the option to select dental insurance, childcare vouchers and a whole host of benefits and discount schemes.

As a graduate you will receive an excellent starting salary with an accelerated salary review programme. You will also receive a £3,000 settling in allowance to be either taken as relocation assistance against expenses or as cash through your first pay role (subject to tax, pension and NI deductions).

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