Telecommunications researchers develop new technologies in telephony, television, internet, satellite technology and peripherals relevant to these sectors. This career is about expanding the capabilities of existing and new telecommunications products in a fast-growing and advancing industry.
You may carry out research in many areas, including the use of wireless technologies, computer chips, semiconductors, satellite equipment, fibre optics and radio frequencies.
Starting: £16,000 - £30,000.
With experience: £55,000 - £60,000+.
Typical hours of 9am-5pm with little overtime to meet deadlines or for conferences.
Competition for the permanent roles that do exist is fierce as most roles are fixed term contracts.
Skills Valued by Employers
- Excellent technical understanding
- Aptitude for mathematics and statistics
- IT skills
- Written and spoken communication skills and presentation skills
- Practical technical and research skills
- Problem-solving and analytical skills
- Attention to detail, creativity and the ability to use initiative
- Good project management and organizational skills
- Able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team or independently, with minimum supervision
- Commercial acumen and an awareness of the business value of work undertaken.