Life at QinetiQ

We are dedicated to solving some of the world's most challenging problems. The ingenuity of our 6,000 employees around the world is core to our success, which is why we work hard to develop our exceptional people.

As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will differ greatly to what it will look like in five years' time.

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Our people

Our people's depth of expertise and passion for defence makes the critical difference for our customers.

We encourage employees to think and do things differently, to always look for enterprising, agile ways to create real benefit and added value. Collaborating with and learning from our world-renowned experts makes QinetiQ a very rewarding place to work.

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Career development 

We understand that people want different things from a career which is why we have created a flexible culture that offers role variety, a healthy work-life balance and scope to innovate and try new things.

By investing in our people and promoting from within the company, we support employees in developing their careers. Professional development includes international work opportunities, mentoring, world-class training and individual professional development allocations. Each year our employees work with their managers and technical leaders to plan tailored development activities that help support their career goals. 

Our culture

Our culture is what makes QinetiQ a great place to work. We support our people to challenge themselves, realise their full potential and deliver outstanding performance for customers. Differences are celebrated and we incorporate diversity and inclusion into everything we do.

We work closely with the local communities where we operate, particularly within defence. We give back to service members and their families through corporate contributions, employee volunteer efforts and fundraising activities.

Even though we are part of a global company, our offices have a very local feel and we organise regular social and charity events.


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