Our Schemes

We're training the next generation of rocket scientists. We're in the middle of a long-term development programme, and we know that we'll need skill sets which are hard to find. Our schemes take outstanding young people and train them in both academic and real work environments to turn them into our next generation of designers, technicians and engineers.

Our Schemes

Graduate Programme

Our Graduate Programme is a 2-year rotational scheme. You’ll have access to our future focused Learning & Development Framework, take part in team building activities and have the opportunity to create a network of professional contacts. Applications for our 2020 Graduate Programme have now closed. We will be advertising for our Graduate Programme 2021 this October. 


Apprenticeship Scheme

We run an Advanced Level 3 Apprentice Scheme to ensure our apprentices come out at the cutting edge of engineering and science disciplines. You will be spending this time visiting different departments, learning about different areas of an engineering business; with the final part working in a chosen department.

Our apprenticeship scheme is now open for applications.

We currently have two positions available:

  • Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship (Electrical) - please click here for more information and how to apply
  • Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship (Mechanical) - please click here for more information and how to apply


Summer Internship Scheme

Our internships run for a period of 3 months from June to August. Applications for the 2020 Summer Internship Scheme have now closed. We will be opening applications for the 2021 scheme this October.  


Work Experience

If you're interested in Engineering then one of our week long experiences could be for you. Spend an action-packed week in our office meeting people, experiencing the work we do and making new friends.

Shadow a range of people working in your area to understand more about their roles, ask questions and find out more about exciting career opportunities. Plus you'll get advice and coaching from the people you work alongside. If it goes well, you'll have the opportunity to apply for our internship or apprenticeship programmes.

Regrettably, we are not offering work experience placements in 2020. Please check back here later in the year with regards to placements for 2021. 

Frequently asked recruitment questions:

Q: Who is eligable for work experience?

A: We will consider all applications but our work experience scheme is best suited to students of statutory school age ( Year 10+), post 16 students, undergraduates, postgraduate.

Q: What will I get out of a work experience placement?

A: If you choose to do a work experience placement at Reaction Engines you will benefit from real world experience in your career interest area, the opportunity to explore career options, contacts for future networking and experience to add to your CV.

Q: Where can I meet the Reaction Engines team?

A: We take part in a wide range of expos and events around the UK where we’d be delighted to talk with you. You can find a full list of where we’ll be this year here.