Life at Reaction Engines.
Progress powered by brilliant people.

Our values

While what we do is outstanding, how we do it is at the heart of what matters most to us. We have taken time as a team to think about how we do business and what is important to us and our stakeholders.
Our values are the guiding principles for how we do things. We live by them and apply them when making decisions. Behaviours are the ways we live our values in action; our personal and cultural conduct that will help us achieve our goals.

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We’re committed to delivering world-beating capabilities.

SABRE is capable of achieving air-breathing flight from Mach 0 to Mach 5+ as a single propulsion installation and is well suited for a variety of potential high-speed mission areas. SABRE’s rocket mode adds the additional flexibility to increase thrust or transition to sub-orbital flight regimes on demand.

We’re going to power the next generation of air and space vehicles.

Our team of highly skilled engineers are designing, building and testing a suite of technologies for the world’s most powerful aerospace propulsion system. We’re collaborating with governments and industry across the globe to integrate rocket, gas turbine and ramjet hardware with our unique heat exchanger technology.

We innovate to succeed.

Reusable launch vehicles have been the dream of every space engineer since the launch of the first orbital rocket in 1957. Our team is dedicated to realising this vision through innovation and teamwork. It’s at the heart of everything we do - every component we design and every milestone we hit brings us a step closer to operational spaceplanes and hypersonic vehicles. If you’re talented and creative in your approach, we want you on board.

We offer an opportunity like no other.

The world’s most innovative engine needs the world’s most innovative people. Our highly skilled and talented team collaborate to deliver with unbeatable quality and performance, we’re a growing company, and if you’ve got what it takes you’ll be recognised and rewarded. With 28 days leave plus bank holidays, not forgetting the company pension scheme, we’ll help you maintain a great work-life balance.

Enjoy work and play.

We all work hard but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to have fun too. We have regular company events and if you like to keep in shape, the sports centre offers tennis and softball tournaments, a running club and more.

In the heart of the countryside.

We're based in the middle of the Oxfordshire green belt, ideally located between Oxford, Abingdon and Didcot. We're 20 minutes from the Harwell Space Gateway and half an hour from Oxford City centre. In fact, the site has transport links to the whole of the UK on its doorstep. We also operate a cycle to work scheme for bike enthusiasts. The company has been here since 2001, starting off with a lab in the Culham Innovation Centre before moving to a dedicated premises in 2014.

A UK centre of science excellence.

Culham Science Centre is owned and managed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority, it is also home to some other incredible companies developing robotic handling equipment, advanced materials and manufacturing techniques, as well as next-generation technology. The site is well catered for including coffee shop, convenience store and restaurant plus a gym, sports facilities and a nature reserve.