Graduates

As a graduate you will be enrolled into QinetiQ’s two year Graduate Development Programme. This has been designed to give you maximum exposure to the company as well as all the necessary training for your selected role.

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You will be assigned to a Skill Group based on your expertise and experience. The wide diversity of roles within the Skill Groups ensures that a host of disciplines will be able to find a place within the group. Once situated, you will be given access to world class technology, unique facilities and a strong support network to help develop your career path.

You will be able to choose from over 100 rotational placements throughout QinetiQ so that you can learn to understand the company as a whole. These placements will give you an opportunity to assess whether your skills are best suited to your selected role. At QinetiQ we are dedicated to putting the right people are in the right place, therefore it is recognised that initial choices are not binding as you will experience a wide range of activities and locations across the UK as you develop your knowledge and experience.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package with the chance to do some fascinating work in supportive teams, alongside world experts in their fields. You’ll be surrounded by opportunities; it's just up to you to seize them!

As part of the Graduate Development Programme, you will be encouraged to begin the route to Chartership, where relevant. You will be able to join the QinetiQ Initial Professional Development (IPD) scheme, select the appropriate professional body to suit your qualifications and career choice and we will pay the annual membership fees. Working alongside a mentor, you will quickly begin to build a portfolio of evidence for your eventual Chartership application. Our IPD scheme is accredited by various professional bodies such as the IET and IMechE, and we have links with numerous other professional bodies.

Once the two-year programme has finished, you will become a permanent member of your skill group, bringing with you all the training and awareness that you have developed over the scheme to become a valuable team member.

We regularly attend university campuses during our busy recruitment season, and would love to put a face to a name! Below is a list of the careers fairs and events we will be attending, so please come and say hello.

  • Brunel University, 31 October
  • Heriot Watt University, Computer Science and Information Systems Networking Event, 1 November
  • Imperial College London, Material Careers Fair, 1 November
  • Bath University, Assessment Centre and Mock Interview Session, 6 November
  • Exeter University, STEM Careers Fair, 7 November
  • Millennium Point (Birmingham), Equal Engineers event, 11 November
  • Bath University, Engineering your future event, 14 November
  • Aberystwyth University, 22 November
  • Brunel University, Drop in Session Follow Up, 23 November