Project Management - Industrial Placement

Our Project Management graduates and undergraduates ensure that we deliver on customer commitments at the right time, at the right cost and to the best possible quality.

Project Management is about taking real responsibility and accountability for ensuring that we deliver on our customer commitments at the right time, at the right cost and to the right quality. Fundamental to all our businesses, you could find yourself undertaking a wide variety of tasks for example controlling budgets and expenditure, covering the governance of change within projects, resourcing, fulfilling contractual requirements and interfacing with our customers. You'll also review performance, analyse risks and take decisions to optimise project success. The list is extensive, but all enable you to gain a breadth of skills and business experience to be a success in this field. Welcome to Project Management in the real world.

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What you’ll need  

To succeed in this area, you’ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:1 for our undergraduate schemes. In addition, you need to be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance. In terms of personal qualities, you’ll also need to have an analytical mind and a highly methodical approach your work. A confident communicator, you’ll also know how to collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and have the drive and determination to see task through to completion. As a company committed to talent, we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds and with many different skills, experience and perspectives.

Where could you be?

Military Air and Information: Our business designs, manufactures and supports some of the most advanced military aircraft in the world. As well as working with the UK's Ministry of Defence, we supply products and support services to customers in over 30 countries across the globe. Join us as a project management graduate in Warton/Samlesbury and you'll be set challenging but rewarding targets that will ensure you go far within the challenging project management environment.

Maritime Services: Maritime Services delivers end-to-end services and support to over half of the Royal Navy’s Surface Fleet. You could join over 3,500 employees across our UK sites and help deliver a range of services. We are proud to support the Royal Navy and provide everything they need to live and work at Portsmouth Naval Base. If you want to be part of our future working in partnership with the Royal Navy then a career in Maritime Services awaits you.

Naval Ships: Join us and you’ll have the opportunity to work for a business which is involved with some of the largest engineering projects in the UK. We have teams working on the Royal Navy’s two new Aircraft Carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, which will be the backbone of the UK fleet for decades to come. We have also recently delivered the advanced Type 45 destroyers and our work is already underway on the Type 26 Global Combat Ship. You could play a vital role in ensuring that these huge projects which attract wide scale media attention are successfully promoted and celebrated across the country thus developing and strengthening the reputation of our business and brand. Likewise, you could be pivotal in ensuring that a 6,000 strong workforce get timely, accurate and meaningful communications from the business when it matters.

Submarines: Working with our team you'll join a group of experts who have been responsible for building every submarine currently in service with the Royal Navy. Your specialist knowledge will come to the fore when it comes to providing professional electrical design capability, supporting test and trials analysis to ensure the equipment meets the original design intent and being actively involved in concept design.

Industrial Placement

We offer a range of 12-month placement opportunities for undergraduates at Naval Ships - Frimley/Glasgow.  Taking your place as part of the team, you’ll share the everyday challenges and the long-term objectives to get an insight into a career as a professional engineer and gain valuable industry experience. The starting salary for Industrial Placement students is £18,000.

Learning and Development

We’ll encourage and support you to realise your potential. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, and gain insights that can only come from real world experience. As well as taking on roles that offer a real hands-on responsibility, on the GDF this will be complemented by a comprehensive Project Management training programme to allow you to obtain formal professional qualifications through the Association for Project Managers.

Opportunity Overview

  • Salary: £18,000
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Placement Duration: Year-long
  • Location: Frimley (Surrey) or Glasgow
  • Region: London and South East, Scotland - South/Central Belt
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Other benefits...

  • Starting salary £18,000

Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Computer & IT
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Software
  • Systems

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