The University of Southampton


Xyratex is a leading provider of enterprise class data storage subsystems and network technology. Building on over 20 years of R&D experience in disk drive development, storage systems and high-speed communication protocols, we design and manufacture enabling technology that provides OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and disk drive manufacturer customers with data storage products to support high-performance storage and data communication networks.

The Company was established in 1994 from a management buy-out of the IBM facility at Havant and was publicly listed on the US NASDAQ stock exchange in 2004.

Competing in a global market, we set high standards for ourselves, inspiring our employees and driving innovation in all that we do. We believe that this has been a key factor in fuelling our sustained growth over the years. Our successful business strategy identifies emerging technologies in which we can invest, both in product and production process design.

In addition to developing technology to support hard disk drive road maps, we also integrate high speed network connections to our systems. Strategically we continue to invest in new software technologies to keep pace with changing data and storage management environments.

At Xyratex you will join a workforce or over 1800 employees in locations throughout the world, in a company where things happen quickly and where continuous improvement is a way of life. You will have the potential to benefit further from our success through a competitive compensation and benefit strategy that includes bonuses based on both company and individual performance.

You will work in an open and friendly environment where active communication between all levels of employee is positively encouraged. The demands of the organisation can be both challenging and highly rewarding.

Located on the South coast between Southampton and Brighton, Xyratex has good road and rail links to national and regional airports as well as many recreational facilities including a wide range of water sports and sailing.


Most engineering disciplines including Mechanical, Software/Hardware, Electronic and Electrical. If you are on target for a 2.1 degree or higher we would like to hear from you.


We support new Graduates through a variety of skills development and training iniatives. We do not operate a ‘one-size-fits-all’ training programme, but tailor our approach to individual needs and aspirations to enable you to succeed.

Career Development

For those with the skill, dedication and temperament to be thrown in at the deep end and at the leading edge of innovative technology, the rewards can be considerable. Xyratex is committed to research ventures both internally and externally with major organisations and universities, to develop leading edge technology and extend our core technology base. You will have numerous opportunities to broaden your skill base or delve into a complex research area.

Application process

Further details, including graduate opportunities for 2009, can be found on the company website . If you are interested in any of the graduate positions advertised on the website, please send your CV and covering letter to