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Junior Engineers

General Dynamics UK
Hastings, East Sussex - Hybrid Working
Closing date
30 Dec 2023

Job Details

General Dynamics Mission Systems engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of more than 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defence and scientific arenas. In the UK, we are leading the way in avionics and communication systems. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.

General Dynamics Mission Systems in St Leonards-on-Sea currently provide a wide range of Avionic Mission Computing Systems for a wide range Military Fast Jets, Helicopters and UAV’s. Recent success has resulted in General Dynamics developing the next generation of Advanced High Performance, Safety Critical Mission Computer Systems to meet the needs of latest platforms in development by several aircraft manufacturers. These Mission Computing Systems provide the functionality that integrates aircraft systems, sensor systems and weapon systems with the information and control systems required by the aircrew to meet the demanding operational needs of these aircraft.

General Dynamics UK is looking for talented Junior Engineers to help develop the next generation of avionics systems.

We are recruiting engineers at graduate level to work on developing some of the most advanced electronic and computing systems that is critical to providing these aircraft and aircrew with some of the most advanced combat mission computing capabilities.

These roles are suitable for recently graduated junior engineers who wish to develop their knowledge and skills and apply them to mission management and control systems applicable to the avionics, maritime or naval domain. These roles afford the successful applicants with the opportunity to rotate disciplines to specialize into a range of engineering domains such as Hardware, Systems Architecture, System modelling, Test and Firmware or maintain a focus on Hardware Engineering.

To apply for these entry level engineer roles, you will need a degree-level education in Electronic or Avionic systems, or suitable Engineering/STEM subjects. You will also require the following:

  • Be able to demonstrate a sound theoretical knowledge of engineering principles and enthusiasm in one or more engineering disciplines/topics
  • A good understanding of  engineering development life-cycles
  • A willingness to learn and develop any gaps in experience/competence.

General Dynamics Missions Systems provides flexible working depending on the requirements for each programme. Some regular working on site will be required, typically 2-3 days a week; lab integration work will be on site.

We are looking to recruit a number of Junior Engineers to start now or as soon as possible.  We are also looking to recruit individuals who are able to start from May 2024.

These roles offer a salary of up to £32,000 plus excellent flexible benefits.

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose, offering impressive benefits:

  • A compressed nine-day fortnight and compressed hours - which means every other Friday off. 
  • A personalized career development plan, alongside regular progress reviews - supporting and valuing your progression within the Company. 
  • A flexible working environment where your contributions are recognized and rewarded with flexible benefits 

We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace - inclusive of beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we welcome you to join our inclusive team!

We are a Disability Confident Employer, as such we offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.
Please email if you would like your application to be considered under the DC Scheme. For more information on the Disability confident scheme in General Dynamics click here.

All successful/appointed applicants must be able to obtain a level of UK Security clearance that is appropriate for the role and undertake suitable Right to work checks.




We are one of the UK’s leading defence companies and an important supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence. What sets us apart is not only our 60+ years of experience, but our commitment to providing an innovation-driven workplace for some of the best and brightest minds in the UK defence industry.

GD 1

We have established a worldwide reputation for excellence in delivering multi-domain C4ISR solutions, Armoured Fighting Vehicle capability, and next-generation avionics systems.

Our colleagues innovate on a daily basis to meet our customers’ unique mission and land systems requirements.  While each individual brings their unique and valued expertise, personality, interests and perspectives to the organisation, one thing unites us all – our ongoing commitment to excellence, community, and teamwork.

GD 2

General Dynamics UK is part of General Dynamics Corporation, one of the top five defence companies in the world. General Dynamics, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide. The Company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems; armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

GD 3

In the UK we are structured around two main businesses:

Land Systems and Mission Systems. 

Our solutions include:

  • Avionic systems
  • Bowman
  • C4I systems - Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information
  • Digitised training solutions and services
  • ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance) systems
  • Modelling, simulation and experimentation systems
  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV)
Company info
(0) 1495 787 200
Unit 1 and 3
Oakdale Court
Oakdale Business Park
South Wales
NP12 4AD
United Kingdom

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