FAQs

Can a national of any country apply to QinetiQ?
Because of our close links with the Ministry of Defence, some of our jobs need UK nationality, or in some cases a nationality of a Commonwealth or EEA country. We are able to accept other nationalities for certain jobs. Where nationality restrictions apply, this should be stated in the vacancy advertisement.

Will QinetiQ sponsor me for a Work Permit?
If you are successful in applying for a vacancy in QinetiQ, we will work with you to obtain any necessary work permit. QinetiQ is a Sponsor under Tier Two of the Points Based System. It will, however, be your responsibility to ensure you are entitled to remain in the UK for the period of your employment with QinetiQ.

How do I find out about Job opportunities in QinetiQ?
All of our vacancies are advertised on our website www.QinetiQ.com/careers as they arise. Please register your details on the site and apply online to any vacancies which are of interest to you.

Do I have to apply online?
Unless specified in the advertisement, we only accept online applications through our website.

How do I find out about graduate or undergraduate opportunities in QinetiQ?
For further information on the graduate scheme and how to apply visit our graduate section.

Does QinetiQ offer Sponsorship?
Unfortunately we are not able to accept speculative applications for sponsorship as we have a very small number of opportunities each year. Details will be listed on our website if opportunities are available.

Will QinetiQ sponsor me for a PhD?
QinetiQ's support for projects involving university teams and specific students is determined by our business interests. We work with key universities across a wide range of disciplines, and will solicit their involvement through our Partnerships and other mechanisms. We are unable to accept enquiries from individual students unfortunately.

I have a question about an advertised vacancy, what should I do?
Please contact us on 01252 392020 option 2, or by email at HRServices@QinetiQ.com.

Does QinetiQ offer apprenticeships?
We offer Higher Advanced Level Apprenticeship Opportunities in Aeronautical Mechanical, Aeronautical Avionics, Manufacturing Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at our Award winning QinetiQ Apprentice Training School in at MOD Boscombe Down near Salisbury. Vacancies are advertised on our career site and the National Apprenticeship Service website from December each year for a start the following September 2014 . A minimum of 5 GCSE Grades A*- C, including Math, English, and a Science and preferably ICT is required.

Other Apprenticeships are offered from time to time and will be advertised on our website where you can submit an application.

With effect from the 1st August 2013 all applications for Advanced Level Apprenticeships aged 24 and over may be subject to Advanced Learning Loans.

How do I apply to join QinetiQ under the 'Year in Industry' scheme?
You should contact your local Year in Industry co-ordinator (details are available in school/college careers offices).

How do I apply for vacation work?
If any vacation opportunities are available they will be advertised on the website. Please check it regularly.

How do I apply for an industrial placement?
If any industrial placement opportunities are available they will be advertised on the website. Please check it regularly.

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