Blighter Surveillance Systems

Blighter radars combine patented technology and advanced processing techniques Blighter Surveillance Systems

Our Scholarships

Placement Location

Great Chesterford (near Saffron Walden, Essex)

Type of Placements Offered

• Summer placements only


(1) Applications by invitation only; (2) Students must have permanent right to work in the UK after graduation

2023/24 Scholarships

One new scholarship

Who we are and what we do

Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd is a UK-based electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider. Blighter radars combine patented technology and advanced processing techniques to achieve market-leading performance and reliability.

What you could be doing during your work placement

  • Software: Using C++ or Python to develop a new feature for our user interface, or developing & testing a function for our new radar control software.
  • Electronics: Designing, developing, and testing an electronics unit to improve radar testing.
  • Software: Development of a new feature for BlighterView HMI to be implemented in C++.
  • Placements would involve working with engineering development tools (hardware and/or software), and testing developments on real radars.
  • You’ll work as part of a small but experienced and specialist engineering team, who will support your development efforts & learning.

Meet one of our Engineers

“I am a recent graduate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a keen interest in radio systems, having become a radio amateur while at university. Since joining Blighter, I have undertaken a wide range of projects involving characterising the performance of microwave RF modules and working on automated radar testing.

I think that Blighter has a great environment to work in, where you will have colleagues with a wide variety of engineering backgrounds from which to draw knowledge from. I have no doubt that completing a placement here would help develop your skills and provide an interesting, fulfilling time outside of the university environment.”