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QinetiQ offers a range of career opportunities including apprenticeships, undergraduate placements and graduate programmes, all designed to help you build a strong career foundation.

Additional information about each opportunity can be found in their relative sections, though you can also apply using the links below.

Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to go security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

Graduates

If successful within this role, you will spend a significant period of time learning from the following functions within Group Property:

  • Assurance
  • Operations
  • Technical
  • Energy
  • Commercial Property
  • Projects

During this time there will be the opportunity to work within some of the sites for a period of the duration of the scheme with a secondment into the wider Engineering and Operations supporting collaborative working.

Within each period of time spent with the functions listed above it will be expected that the individual delivers a project of some sort whilst supported by the respective senior managers.

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Software developers in QinetiQ cover a wide variety of locations, disciplines and areas of research. We have software developers on almost all of our sites around the UK but with a higher concentration at Malvern, Farnborough, Boscombe Down and Portsmouth.

In QinetiQ, writing software can mean anything from embedded, real-time systems to full-blown application development.

For example, software developers are heavily involved with:

  • Aircraft control systems
  • Developing/Maintaining Simulation and modelling software
  • Cyber security
  • Autonomous systems

In addition to software-only tasks, there will be many occasions where you will be working alongside subject matter experts from a diverse range of disciplines to solve real world problems

There will be a wide range of personal development opportunities including on the job learning and formal courses organised by our QinetiQ Academy.

QinetiQ’s network of software developers provide unique opportunities to work on a variety of state of the art projects across a range of sites.

QinetiQ engineers have tenacity, an analytical approach and a flair for problem solving and relish the opportunities laid in front of them. As a QinetiQ Engineer, you will be a key part of the team developing game-changing, technically advanced solutions to meet the stringent requirements of our customers, who demand the best, to meet real operational needs, to tight timescales.

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Do you want to be at the forefront of contributing to our National Security, making a difference to things that matter, such as enhancing the UK’s cyber security to ensure a safer UK and a safer world? Are you interested in the application of information and cyber security? Do you enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of solving complex problems? Are you motivated by forward-looking, fast paced environments?

QinetiQ works in partnership with Defence and other Government Agencies and industry partners, providing high level cyber security expertise and services for critical interests. Our Cyber experts offer advice and services on all aspects of Cyber Security. This breadth of experience and expertise enables QinetiQ to offer graduates a career that will grow and develop, enabling you to take control of your future.

As a graduate in QinetiQ’s Cyber business you could have the opportunity to work in cyber analytics, information assurance, network security, cutting edge research, or alongside leading human science experts addressing the human behaviour aspects of the cyber world. You may choose to experience the breadth of the critical cyber security operations or become one of the world’s next leading experts in your chosen field. QinetiQ has the experts and know-how to help you build a unique career. Are you up for the challenge?

If you want to develop a career working at the cutting edge of cyber defence and national security, where you can make a real difference tackling the most challenging problems and where success really matters, then apply to QinetiQ now and let us help you realise your potential.

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Undergraduates

Our Placement opportunties are now closed for this year's intake.

Apprenticeships

Role Purpose

The 4 year Motor Vehicle Modern Apprenticeship will give you the practical skills and knowledge; as well as preparing you for the workplace with functional skills and competencies required for a future career within QinetiQ.

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Role Purpose

The 4 year Electrical and Mechanical Modern Apprenticeship will give you the practical skills and knowledge needed to prepare you for the workplace with functional skills and competencies required for a future career within QinetiQ.

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Role Purpose

During your four year apprenticeship you will gain both, hands on, and academic experience to achieve technical qualifications and competency within the Building Services Industry. This will include learning new skills for all technical aspects of building services and facilities management (air conditioning, electrical & mechanical services, and heating & ventilation systems) and Health and Safety in the work place.

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Role Purpose

During your four year apprenticeship you will gain both, hands on, and academic experience to achieve technical qualifications and competency within the Building Services Industry. This will include learning new skills for all technical aspects of building services and facilities management (painting, plumbing, carpentry, small building tasks and basic electrical & mechanical tasks) and Health and Safety in the work place.

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Role Purpose

During your four year apprenticeship you will gain both, hands on, and academic experience to achieve technical qualifications and competency within disposals, environmental and health and safety management.

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Role Purpose

During your four year apprenticeship you will gain both, hands on, and academic experience to achieve technical qualifications and competency within the Building Services Industry. This will include learning new skills for all technical aspects of building services and facilities management (air conditioning, electrical & mechanical services, and heating & ventilation systems) and Health and Safety in the work place.

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Role Purpose

The role provides administrative support to the Finance Support Services Department, working as part of the transactional administration team and reporting to the team lead.

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Role Purpose

The 4 year Mechanical Manufacturing Apprenticeship will give you the practical skills and knowledge; as well as preparing you for the workplace with functional skills and competencies required for a future career within QinetiQ.

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Role Purpose

The 4 year Engineering Maintenance (Electrical/Electronic) Advanced Level Apprenticeship will give you the practical skills and knowledge needed to prepare you for the workplace with functional skills and competencies required for a future career within QinetiQ.

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Role Purpose

The 4 year Engineering Maintenance (Electrical/Electronic) Advanced Level Apprenticeship will give you the practical skills and knowledge needed to prepare you for the workplace with functional skills and competencies required for a future career within QinetiQ.

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Role Purpose

The 4 year Marine/Boat Building Apprenticeship will give you the practical skills and knowledge needed to prepare you for the workplace with functional skills and competencies required for a future career within QinetiQ.

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Role Purpose

The 4 year Electrotechnical Advanced Level Apprenticeship will give you the practical skills and knowledge needed to prepare you for the workplace with functional skills and competencies required for a future career within QinetiQ.

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Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

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Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

I am a UK national, resident for the past 5 years Close

Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

I am a UK national, resident for the past 5 years Close

Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

I am a UK national, resident for the past 5 years Close

Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

I am a UK national, resident for the past 5 years Close

Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

I am a UK national, resident for the past 5 years Close

Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

I am a UK national, resident for the past 5 years Close

Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

I am a UK national, resident for the past 5 years Close

Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

I am a UK national, resident for the past 5 years Close

Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

I am a UK national, resident for the past 5 years Close

Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

I am a UK national, resident for the past 5 years Close

Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

I am a UK national, resident for the past 5 years Close

Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

I am a UK national, resident for the past 5 years Close

Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

I am a UK national, resident for the past 5 years Close

Due to the nature of the work that QinetiQ is involved with, applicants will be expected to get security clearance. For this reason, we have limited our applications to U.K. nationals who have resided in the U.K. for the past 5 years. We apologise if this means you are no longer eligible to apply, however it is a matter of national security and we are unable to make exceptions.

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