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School Leavers

We want to give you the opportunity to kick-start your career and that’s why our Futures programme has been designed to support you during your journey at university by enhancing your skills with industry experience and taking the stress of money away, by giving you an annual salary of £14k per annum!

  • Study the course of your choice
  • At the university or college of your choice 
  • Gaining valuable industry experience
  • Earning £14k
Join us, study for your degree, and get paid a salary straight out of school
Earn £14,000 a year
Get your degree
Develop your Career
Work on live projects
Get industry experience

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To apply contact us or fill in the form, and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

Tel: 01946 813778

Email: joinus@react-engineering.co.uk

*Please quote React Futures on initial contact


If you are in sixth form or college and are thinking of studying a STEM subject at University, or are interested in a career supporting the delivery of complex engineering projects you can get in touch straight away to talk through your aspirations and find a path that works for you.

A typical path for a someone in 6th form or college could be;

Into Engineering Week

Experience the full range of disciplines involved in complex engineering projects.

Secure Your Place at University

Apply through UCAS in line with school or college process. Select a STEM course at the university of your choice.

Complete a Year in industry

Defer your place for an academic year, earn full-time salary (over 20k) and gain essential industry experience.

Experience Uni to the Full

Study full time. Attend a university of your choice. Earn 14k a year while studying returning each Summer to continue your professional development.

Join as a Graduate

Graduate with the equivalent of two years work experience. Join the team full time and continue to grow at React.

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Start yours today

Get in touch today to start your journey.

If you are already at university studying a STEM subject or a subject that could support us in our mission, the Futures programme could support you.

Each year we offer a number of industrial placements, either as summer placements or for a year, for example as part of a sandwich course. During the placement, not only will you be earning a salary and gaining valuable industry experience, but it also provides another route in to joining our Futures scheme.

A typical pathway for an undergraduate may be:

Join us for an Industrial Placement

Spend a Summer working with our team, or join us for an industrial year e.g. as part of an integrated sandwich degree. Earn a salary while building your experience.

Join our Futures Scheme

If our outcomes and aspirations align, you will be offered the opportunity to join our Futures Scheme.

Return to University

Return to University while continuing to earn a salary of £14k; returning each Summer to continue your professional development.

Join as a Graduate

Secure a graduate position at an organisation you already know aligns with your goals, earn a competitive salary and continue to grow at React.

We offer a number of apprentice opportunities at React. Degree apprenticeships are perfect for those who want to gain invaluable experience alongside their studies. 

At react we recognise the individual, we want to work with you to find the right course to support your future.

Charlotte Maxwell

“I’m Charlotte and I am a 4th year apprentice at React Engineering. I started working at React when I was 18, coming straight from sixth form into a Project Management Degree Apprenticeship.

I attend the University of Cumbria on day release each week to undertake academic studies, whilst the remaining 4 days of the week I work full time at React. My work at React is extremely beneficial as it enables me to put my learning into practice, to further develop my skills, whilst seeing real life examples of projects that you wouldn’t be privy to as part of a normal degree. All of the work I do is part of a friendly and supportive team who provide me with the right environment to learn, whilst also really pushing me to thrive.

The experiences that React have provided me throughout my apprenticeship have been invaluable – I have been given levels of responsibilities that often people my age aren’t provided with, which has increased both my confidence and skill greatly”.

Charlie Bowman

Being an apprentice for React is quite different in comparison to other apprenticeship providers. React has progressively given me more opportunities and responsibility to work within different areas of the company on various tasks and projects. Having the chance to work on different areas and projects has given me exposure to a diverse range of challenges and scenarios.

This experience has helped me gain a more comprehensive understanding of the nuclear decommissioning industry. Reacts approach with their apprentices has allowed me to grow rapidly and without this approach, I feel I would be months, if not years behind in terms of experience and knowledge.”

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