2023 Applied Science Graduate

Are you enthusiastic and curious individual who loves using technology to solve complex challenges? Are you a passionate learner who is always trying to improve?

The Opportunity

We are looking for exceptional, energetic, hard-working and hands-on enthusiastic graduates to join our group of world class employees in Autumn 2023. If successful you will have the unique opportunity to work with clients from start-ups through to global market leaders. You will have a passion for technology and will use a combination of innovation, flexibility and technical excellence to meet and exceed our customers’ often demanding requirements and tight development timescales. You will work across the product development lifecycle, from new concept generation and technology validation, through prototyping and full product development, to transfer to manufacture and sustainability.

We have

  • A multitude of exciting projects in the medical, industrial and consumer sectors
  • A team of aces to work with
  • An open mind for new ideas

You have:

  • 2.1 or above, (or even a PhD) in Physics, Chemistry or Applied Mathematics
  • Enthusiasm to work within multidisciplinary teams and multi-tasking across projects.
  • A practical hands-on approach and enjoy applying this to real word problems

You might also have (but not essential):

  • Industry experience

A Day in the life

At any one time we have dozens of active projects in the medical, industrial and consumer sectors. As a Graduate, you will have the opportunity to employ and improve your physics/mathematical skills on one or more projects simultaneously across sectors. Projects range in length anywhere from a couple of months to a couple of years. Typical projects will use multidisciplinary skills requiring team work, independent research, electronics & software design, mechanical design, and of course an applied science team that you will be part of. You will enjoy a variety of tasks such as brainstorming, developing innovative solutions, carrying out numerical analysis, laboratory experiments, identifying/researching technologies and attending client meetings.

In addition you will attend internal multidisciplinary progress meetings which will give you exposure to challenges outside of your field of expertise. You will also be involved with, and support direct interaction with clients through regular external project update meetings.

Your work will predominately be based at our Sagentia offices in Harston, Cambridge and there may also be opportunities to travel to client sites in Europe or USA. You will enjoy a fast-paced environment in which we solve a variety of challenges from different industries.

Career development

You will have bespoke training and mentoring to allow you to thrive within our environment and fully realise your personal potential.


You will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package.

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