Graduate scheme

South East


Who are we?

Arqiva is at the heart of the broadcast and utilities sector in the UK and beyond.

Through our infrastructure we ensure media and data is taken from, and delivered to where it is most valued, whether that’s from broadcasters to your TV screen or radio, or from your smart meter to the utility company. Even if you haven’t heard of us before, the chances are you’re indirectly a customer of ours and our infrastructure is part of your everyday life!

We have a rich heritage and an exciting future ahead of us, and there’s so much more to us that we can’t wait to share with you.

How do graduates support our strategy?

We are a business with bold ambitions outlined in our Vision 2031 plan. We’re looking for your curiosity and insight to help achieve them. Graduates play a key role in helping us to continually think differently and deliver on our customer’s expectations

Our graduate scheme provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills and harness your curiosity in a practical environment. We put you at the heart of our business so that what you do impacts our customers and supports the delivery of our strategy. You will be working alongside dedicated and talented people who really care about our customers and each other.

Why this role?

Working within our Technology and Transformation team, these lab based positions will play a major part in shaping the future of the organisation improving the efficiency of testing through innovative solutions. Through your knowledge of electronics and various technology, you will contribute to the design of new processes and support daily testing activities across the organisation including in utilities, broadcast and digital technology.

Your learning and development is a priority for us: ranging from your bespoke graduate programme, mentoring relationships, our digital learning platforms (LinkedIn Learning, getAbstract and A Cloud Guru) through to learning from our internal experts. Your learning journey will be designed around you so that you can realise your potential and bring the very best of yourself to work.

In this role you will learn skills that will enable you to deliver in a Test Engineer position, such as:

  • Maintain Lab systems and Tools to outstanding standards to support daily testing activities for Utilities, Broadcast and Digital Technology.
  • Contribute to the analysis of future business requirements to inform the Lab roadmaps and evolution
  • Develop a good understanding of Build and Testing processes and resources within the engineering function
  • Contribute to the definition of new processes based on historical technical needs about testing and test performance
  • Produce and maintain technical documentation related to Lab systems and Tools
  • Create and maintain audit plan to ensure validity and relevance of the Lab systems and Tools
  • Monitor interference levels and implement design solutions for smoothing and eliminate interference
  • Ensure Health and Safety is adhered within the Labs
  • Drive a culture of Continuous Improvement by defining new and innovative ways of conducting Integration and Testing


The location for this role is in our London Office at Newman Street however you may be required to travel to other sites so a degree of flexibility is required.

What do we need from you?

We are recruiting from a wide variety of degree backgrounds for these positions.

If you are expecting or have achieved a 2:2 in the following subjects, we would love to hear from you: Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science, Statistics, Business Information Systems, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or similar.

  • Enjoy problem solving and finding solutions
  • Comfortable in working with a range of different systems and processes
  • Good communication skills
  • Be curious and show an interest in data and technology
  • More than anything, we want to hire graduates who are passionate about building their career at Arqiva and being a part of our vision. So, if you think you have most of the skills and / or experience we are looking for, then please do apply for the role - we want to hear from you!


We offer our graduates a competitive salary of £30k + 5% bonus in addition you will have access to an industry leading benefits package.

Inclusive Arqiva

For us, building a working environment that is diverse, inclusive and engaged is a positive for both our colleagues and our customers. This is why we have invested in our partnerships with Inclusive Employers and WISE (Women in Science and Engineering).

We also have active and thriving networks to support our colleagues like our Working Families network, Women at Arqiva and Diversity Ambassadors.

Next Steps

All applications must be made online

Our application process follows 3 stages;

  • Online application form
  • Telephone interview
  • Approximately 30 minutes with competency-based questions focused on the role requirements
  • Assessment centre
  • These are scheduled for February 2022 comprising of an interview, group exercise, presentation, a tour of our offices and a chance to meet our team

Please ensure you apply in enough time before the deadline as applications will be screened on an ongoing basis.

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