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Welcoming the second cohort of participants for our Test & Evaluation Sovereign Skills Program


The Test & Evaluation Sovereign Skills Program team is pleased to welcome our second cohort of participants starting their three-month experiential learning in Test & Evaluation (T&E), following the successful completion of the experiential learning by our first participants in the program from Australia. Our five new participants, all from the UK, will begin their journey in Farnborough for a series of orientation sessions, before departing for their main host locations of Boscombe Down, Bristol and Portsdown Technology Park in Portsmouth.

Each of the participants will be training as Systems Engineers in either the Air or Maritime domain, in order to meet requirements for our customers’ future programmes.

Whilst on placement, the participants will get the opportunity to learn from our T&E Subject Matter Experts and have exposure to range trials and exercises at the world-class Air, Land and Maritime T&E facilities that QinetiQ runs on behalf of the MOD. To complement this, they will partake in a series of modules both online and in a classroom environment. One of the participants is already familiar with the learning pathway QinetiQ sets, having recently completed our Early Careers Program.

QinetiQ is committed to maintaining a global leading position in T&E to protect customers’ interests globally, through leveraging our unrivalled T&E experience and expertise, and mentoring and coaching individuals.

To learn more about the Test & Evaluation Sovereign Skills Program (TESSP), including feedback from our Australian participants who made up the first cohort of the program in early 2023, visit the TESSP web pages where you can download the Program At-A-Glance and watch a short video from Mike Sewart, Chief Technology and Operating Officer: