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Project Management – 12 Month Industry Placement – Defence

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At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world – today and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history, from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean to stealth bombers to landing on the moon.

Welcome to Northrop Grumman

What do we do at Northrop Grumman? Simply put, we are making the impossible possible.

We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future – and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work, and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history; they're making history.

Why join us for 12 months in this Industry Placement? 

Joining Northrop Grumman means you will work on pioneering projects that use cutting-edge technology to create software-centric capabilities and innovation for strategically important National Defence Programmes. Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, creating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in the industry.

This 12-month Industry Placement gives you the opportunity to be part of an established project management team with the sole aim to ‘Do what we promise’. We work with customers to create software centric-capabilities that allow them to execute their missions with success and are leaders in marine navigation systems, integrated platform management systems, and maritime command and control applications. 

Our Early Careers programmes are the lifeblood of our organisation, and we are committed to ensuring exposure to a variety of stimulating activities alongside training and development that will help you to forge your career. We’ll give you space to develop your skills and create ideas that can shape the future of our dynamic business. For top performers, you will receive an offer of a place on our graduate programme in 2025.

Essential Criteria, Skills and Experience:

  • You should be on track to achieve a degree in a project management or engineering subject.
  • Familiarity with basic project management tools, e.g., Microsoft Project and an understand-ing of project management methodology.
  • Experience as part of a project delivery team – such as a project team at university.
  • UK Residency: Before you start with Northrop Grumman, you’ll need to complete BPSS clearance. We’ll then require you to achieve and maintain one of the highest levels of UK Government clearance which is a rigorous process. This means you will need to be a British citizen and have lived in the UK for the last ten years and not travelled abroad for continuous periods of more than six months. You will need to hold the right to work and live in the UK indefinitely – we are not able to support visa applications.

Your Benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules - Many of our teams work flexibly and depending on the project, you may work from the office, home or on a hybrid model. We are passionate about creating an environment where people can develop and grow, follow their interests and be the best version of themselves. And in order to do this, you will need to be based near one of our locations. We also offer condensed hours and flexible working.
  • Flexible Benefits Package – choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.
  • Employee Incentive Programme – exceptional performance is recognised through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel
  • Career Development – opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: January 31st, 2023
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £21,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • New Malden (South London)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerospace
  • Project Management

Also Accepting...

  • Most Engineering disciplines

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