QinetiQ is a leading international defence and security technology company. We bring the intelligence, imagination and invention of some of the world's leading research scientists and engineers to the intractable, insurmountable and frankly implausible. We predict, prepare for and create the future. And we never stop moving forward. As soon as we've achieved the impossible for our clients, we look for at least five more impossible things to do with the new technology. And then we have breakfast. In its own words, the QinetiQ claims to “predict, prepare for and create the future”. QinetiQ remains Europe's largest independent community of scientists, technologists and engineers. The business revolves around delivering innovative technology-rich solutions, products and support services to major governmental organisations and commercial customers around the world. The focus of the company is on imagination and creation of the “impossible” through development of new ideas into working solutions. As well as scientific and technological innovations, the company is also involved in risk-management including the evaluation of new technologies, de-risking complex projects and protecting critical assets.
At QinetiQ, we believe in mind over matter. We believe that if your mind is open, agile and inventive enough, you can achieve just about anything. And we’ve got proof. We create incredible solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. But we don’t stop there. We take those solutions and transform them into a whole range of even more astounding commercial applications. So a signal processing system designed for the defence arena becomes a revolutionary heart monitor for babies still in the womb. A material developed to sound-proof helicopters becomes the flat panel speakers on your new TV or Hi-Fi. And the stealth technology we developed for fighter jets now helps to build wind farms. A world-renowned defence, technology and security company, with a culture inspired by groundbreaking research, we deliver commercial value from science. That means combining the imagination and energy of some of the world’s leading research scientists with the research rigour and forward thinking required in the defence world and bringing it to the widest possible range of civil projects. So, we offer a similarly broad range of careers covering operational analysis, scientific research, development, test and evaluation and project management – in fields ranging from media to healthcare, aerospace to security and telecoms to transport.
MORE TALENT QinetiQ is a unique organisation seeking 150 extraordinary new people a year. We look for proactive, analytical, forward-thinking graduates from most science, engineering, IT and numerate disciplines. People with the commercial instinct, questioning mind and passion to plot their own development and take full advantage of our organisation. MORE QUALITY We offer a good salary and benefits package combined with real quality of life - the chance to do fascinating work in a pleasant environment. MORE TRAINING We give our people the freedom, resources and training they need to push the boundaries of existing knowledge, play with high concept science and inspire one another. We’ll also offer you the chance to work alongside some of the leading people in your field. In addition to our core graduate development programme, there is the potential to attend conferences, undertake secondments and, where appropriate, support for further qualifications, such as Chartered status, an MSc, or PhD. Whether you want to follow a technical path or take a business or project management route, you’ll be surrounded by opportunities. But it will be up to you to take them. CORE GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME Joining QinetiQ as a graduate means you will enter a culture of thinking the unthinkable and achieving the impossible. As a new entrant, you will be placed on the two-year Core Graduate Development Programme (CGDP), designed to help graduates develop the broad-ranging skills necessary to succeed in the commercial world. A mixture of residential courses, on-the-job experience, applied learning and careful mentoring, the Programme leads to a Post-graduate Certificate (PgC) with a leading business school and can be used as credits towards an MBA. Alongside the CGDP, you will also have access to QinetiQ’s comprehensive Initial Professional Development (IPD) scheme. IPD is a period of personal and professional development that usually takes place between the award of your degree and gaining chartered status. This scheme is designed to help you develop key technical and business skills and recognize that development through chartered status. Throughout the CGDP, you will have ongoing access to career advice, an annual performance and potential review and the support of its graduate network – Cortex. Business Skills Modules included in the programme are: Teamwork & Communications Decision-making Problem-solving Knowledge Management Quality Management Project Management Innovation & Creativity Budgeting & Commercialisation IPD Scheme When you join QinetiQ you will have access to the largest Initial Professional Development (IPD) scheme of its type in the U.K. IPD is a period of personal and professional development that usually takes place between the award of your degree and gaining chartered status. So the QinetiQ accredited IPD scheme is designed to help you develop key technical and business skills and recognize that development through chartered status. The 12 professional bodies below accredit our IPD scheme, leading to the award of CChem, CEng/IEng, CITP, CMath, CPhys and CSci. We currently have over 250 registered graduates. British Computer Society Institute of Acoustics Institution of Engineering and Technology Energy Institute Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Institute of Mechanical Engineers Institute of Physics Royal Aeronautical Society Royal Institute of Naval Architects Royal Society of Chemistry QinetiQ has received awards from the Institute of Physics and the Royal Academy of Engineering for our contributions to professional development. CORTEX Things move pretty fast around here. If you don't stop to take a look around once in a while, you could miss something. That's why we created Cortex - a voluntary network of graduates helping each other to meet key people across our business and understand the ever-changing range of opportunities on offer. Through all kinds of networking activities, including meetings, social events and shared projects, Cortex promotes the multi-disciplinary collaboration, career mobility and cross-pollination that QinetiQ thrives on. So it's no idle bonding exercise. It's the glue that binds our entire organisation. To apply please visit http://graduates.qinetiq.com/content/apply/index.html. Alternatively contact QinetiQ Cody Technology Park Ively Road Farnborough Hampshire GU14 0LX +44(0) 8700100942