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Callen-Lenz Year In Industry Programme

Year In Industry Programme

Vacancy Reference: 2022/CLA-185

Position: Full-time

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK

Salary: £20,500 per annum

Closing Date: 31st January 2023

At Callen-Lenz, we are expanding the limits of what is possible. We specialise in manned and unmanned aircraft operations and technology, having recently received investment into the business we are going through a period of rapid growth and development and are looking for key roles to assist with these changes. Callen-Lenz offers innovative and customer focused UAS solutions through our 4 key business strands; technical services, products, platforms and operational services.  We are looking for individuals to help drive forward our expansion, placing you at forefront of UAS development in the UK.

Our Values

  • Teamwork
  • Commitment
  • Initiative
  • Creativity
  • Agility
  • Integrity
  • Enjoyment

Why Work for Us

Based in the heart of rural Wiltshire, close to the Historic city of Salisbury you will join our rapidly growing, friendly and multi-disciplined team, working on a range of diverse and interesting projects, leading the way in this exciting field and witnessing the full lifecycle of our products.

Our benefits include:

  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays)
  • Buy/Sell holiday policy up to 5 days either way
  • Pension Scheme via Royal London
  • Life assurance scheme (6x basic salary)
  • Income protection policy (75% of basic salary)
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Private Health Insurance via Vitality
  • Enhanced Maternity and paternity
  • 1 Professional membership reimbursed per year
  • Access to an independent financial advisor year round
  • Training & development opportunities

About the Role

As a part of our Year in Industry Program you will have the opportunity to move between selected departments experiencing exposure to all areas of the business. This is a one year training programme designed to provide broad on the job training starting in summer 2023.   

One-year rotation programme covering three mutually agreed modules from:

UAS Operations

  • Undertake training use of company systems to become a competent UAS operator
  • Safe conduct of operations & related technical tasks involved in daily UAS operations
  • Routine maintenance and repair of aircraft including avionics and electronic installations
  • Deployed operations
  • Internet research including checking meteorological reports

Software Engineering

  • Working on R&D projects and test scripts using modern languages
  • Desktop application & Windows Forms GUI design
  • Programming desktop apps to interact with a microcontroller-based system
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and evidence to support product development, qualification and test

Manufacturing Technology

  • Contributing to the design of UAS platforms
  • Supporting manufacture of UAS airframes (e.g. creating moulds, 3D printing, composites lay-up)
  • Operating a range of CNC machines
  • Safe operation of workshop tools and equipment

System Engineering

  • Integration of UAS systems (e.g. incorporation of powertrain, actuators, control systems, payloads)
  • Contributing to the design and development of avionics systems for unmanned air systems, including, navigation, communication, aircraft management and command and control (C2) systems.
  • Maintain test facilities

Project Management

  • Develop and manage allocated projects via project plans
  • Management of project risks and opportunities
  • Reporting project progress as required advising immediately if control tolerance levels are exceeded
  • Ensure projects remain within allocated budget

Bid/ Proposal Support

  • Support preparation of bids/proposals
  • Research Target companies (potential customers, partners and competitors)
  • Research and source quotes from suppliers (e.g. for equipment)

About You

You will be expecting to obtain an upper second-class (2:1) or above BSc or Masters honours degree in a Science or Engineering subject. A UK driving licence is desirable due to our office location and you will have a passion for aerospace.

Callen-Lenz is an equal opportunities employer, committed to building an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age. It is essential that the successful candidate must, by the start of their employment have permission to work in the UK. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

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