QinetiQ announces record number of graduate applications

30 May 2014

Company’s new graduate roles oversubscribed

QinetiQ has announced it has received a record number of graduate applications for its successful iQ2014 graduate campaign, receiving just under 2400 applications for 106 places.

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Part of its ongoing commitment to investing in the next generation of engineers, scientists and technologists, 86 graduate job offers have already been made to date to start in September 2014, with the 20 remaining available places ready for the selection process in the next month.

Sarah Lee, Head of Resourcing at QinetiQ, said; “QinetiQ is built on the expertise of its people and that means ensuring we recruit and retain the best young talent and exceptional graduates and apprentices. This year we have been very pleased with the increased interest in QinetiQ and the extraordinary number of extremely high calibre applicants. We will be launching our 2015 graduate opportunities in our iQ2015 campaign in early autumn when we look forward to finding more great young talent to join us.”

QinetiQ is recruiting science, maths, engineering, business and IT graduates across a number of QinetiQ’s businesses including Air, Space, Maritime and Training & Simulation Services. The graduate programme provides applicants with a bespoke two year programme providing them with the experience and skills to become the subject matter experts and technical leaders of the future.

The commitment to increasing graduate recruitment forms part of QinetiQ’s drive as a founding member of The 5% Club campaign, a nationwide campaign urging companies across the UK to commit to 5% of their workforce being apprentices, graduates or placement students on a formalised training programme within five years.

QinetiQ also offers apprentice programmes, with apprenticeships in engineering, management, facilities and information systems and is also looking to expand disciplines in 2014 into new areas. QinetiQ partners with training providers to deliver Apprenticeships but is also an educational provider in its own right and has an award winning QinetiQ Apprentice Training School at MOD Boscombe Down. Many apprentice graduates have gone on to attain senior management roles in QinetiQ as technical experts leading or advising on ground-breaking projects in air, land and maritime.

For more information visit: www.QinetiQ.com/iQ2014

For more information on The 5% Club visit www.5percentclub.org.uk

Notes for Editors:

The 5% Club is a campaign to get the UK’s public and private companies to commit to raising the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formal programmes to 5% of their total workforce within the next five years. The aim of the campaign is to tackle both the chronic skills shortage and youth unemployment in Britain and help the country remain at the forefront of innovation. It also asks member to publicly report their progress in their Annual Report.

A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its domain knowledge to provide technical support and know-how to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. QinetiQ's unique position enables it to be a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and the US, including defence departments, intelligence services and security agencies.

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