Undergraduate Placements

'Year in Industry' Placement Students

As a Year in Industry Placement Student you will be enrolled into QinetiQ’s year-long placement programme. This has been designed to give you maximum exposure to the company as well as all the necessary training for your selected role.

You will be assigned to a Skill Group based on your expertise and experience. The wide diversity of roles within the Skill Groups ensures that a host of disciplines will be able to find a place within the group. Once situated, you will be given access to world class technology, unique facilities and a strong support network to help develop your knowledge.

You will be able to rotate through your department giving you a wider exposure to the work QinetiQ is involved in and understand how your degree fits into the company. These rotations will give you a wider understanding of the potential applications of your degree. You will experience a wide range of activities and locations across the UK as you develop your knowledge and experience.

Summer Placement Students

Would you like to experience a taste of life at QinetiQ? Then why not come and join us on a Summer Placement?

You will join one of our teams and we will give you a real job, with real responsibilities. We hope to help you expand your horizons, encourage your personal and professional development and excite you so you start thinking of making QinetiQ your chosen employer following University. If you are studying Maths, Physics, or any discipline within Engineering apply for one of our positions. All our positions will require security clearances to have been completed before starting. These roles will require the holder to be able to obtain full security clearance. To gain clearance you will normally have had to have been a resident in the UK for a minimum of 5 years, regardless of nationality.

Although each specialisation has unique requirements, there are a few little things you’ll need regardless of which big opportunity you choose. Along with the confidence to try new and challenging experiences, you’ll need to be enthusiastic about learning, love being part of a team and eager to deliver results.

We want to make sure you get the most from your time with us. That’s why once you join we’ll work out ambitious but achievable goals for you. Then through the support of a buddy and regular reviews with your manager, we’ll help you achieve them. If all goes well, we may even offer you a graduate role!

Our Early Careers recruitment window for 2021 is now open! View our recruitment process here.

Undergraduate Placements