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2024 Graduate Development Program applications now open


QinetiQ Australia is pleased to invite applications for the 2024 intake of our award-winning Graduate Development Program.

The 18-month program will see QinetiQ’s graduate engineers and consultants working to solve some of Australia’s most complex technological and scientific challenges from day one, mentored by local and global technological leaders.

The program offers young professionals the opportunity to work across land, air and maritime domains, on some of Australia’s leading Defence projects and military platforms.

QinetiQ’s unique program is delivered in three phases, with each designed to provide graduates with rich professional and personal development. Our structured graduate learning calendar is tailored to upskill those within the early stages of their career, providing all the tools needed to contribute to building capability in specialised areas.

Graduate Engineer Alexandra Salkin said QinetiQ’s graduate program had proven to be helpful for long term career planning.

“It has fostered development of my knowledge and skills for my short-term career goals, while giving me the opportunity to find new passions in areas I didn’t know existed,” Alexandra said.

“This is allowing my medium and long-term career goals to start to take shape and guide me through my early career as an engineer.”

Head of Talent Acquisition, Cathy Riach, said the award-winning Graduate Development Program forms a critical part of QinetiQ’s commitment to investing in the next generation of sovereign capabilities in Australia’s Defence Industry.

“Since the program’s inception, graduates at QinetiQ have enjoyed focused development and an opportunity to fast track their careers,” Cathy said.

“Within 18 months they’re taking on more challenging roles and progressing their careers. It is so rewarding to see the impact that they’re having in the Defence industry.”

QinetiQ’s global expertise in advisory, engineering and Test & Evaluation, provides young professionals with access to world-class mentors and cutting-edge experiential learning opportunities.

Our next graduate program will commence in February 2024, with roles based across various Australian locations.

Tertiary qualified graduates with strong communication and problem-solving skills are encouraged to apply. For more information visit QinetiQ’s Careers page.

Applications close April 30, 2023.