Early Careers

Fast forward your career and grow with QinetiQ, where the opportunities are endless.

As a global company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise, we are excited to recruit the most talented and enthusiastic young people to become key parts of our business. With a dedicated career pathways framework and a focused professional development process, we are committed to supporting our employees to continuously develop and grow their skills and careers.

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Graduates

Our graduates work alongside inspiring leaders who are established in their fields, whose professionalism stands out and whose customers trust them implicitly. From the top down, all of our leaders are committed to passing on their valuable skills and knowledge to graduates.


Applications for the 2021 Graduate Development Program have now closed.

As a Graduate with QinetiQ, you will become an integral part of our early careers community and our 18 month Graduate Development Program will support your technical and professional development.

Joining our Graduate Development Program will provide you with:

  • Interesting work, on complex projects, solving real world problems
  • Structured career development plan
  • Mentoring and coaching support
  • Communities of practice to engage and network with peers, experts and leaders
  • Access to a suite of online professional development courses
  • Regular networking, social and “give back” events
  • Permanent ongoing employment

With a dedicated career pathways framework and a focused professional development process, we are committed to supporting our employees to continuously develop and grow their skills and careers.

We look for tertiary qualified graduates to demonstrate:

  • Extraordinary problem solving skills and ability to think laterally
  • Experience working within a team environment toward a common goal
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse clients and stakeholders
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • A collaborative and consultative mindset and approach.

What's in it for you? Check out QinetiQ's amazing benefits here. 

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Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Our hands-on apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities encompass science & technology and business disciplines, with vacancies in both workshop and office environments.

By embarking on an apprenticeship with QinetiQ, you will be exposed to second-to-none training. You will receive continuous support and guidance in developing your skills in a rapidly growing business. We are proud of the friendly and supportive atmosphere at our sites, as well as the hands-on learning and mentoring of our apprenticeships and traineeships.