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 graduate or undergraduate opportunities in QinetiQ?
For further information on the graduate and undergraduate schemes, visit our graduate and undergraduate sections.

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?
Get in touch with our Careers team

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. A minimum of 5 GCSE Grades A*- C, including Math, English, and a Science and preferably ICT is required, or equivalent. Other Apprenticeships are offered from time to time and will be advertised within our job search area on the website.

For all other queries, please contact our Careers team.