Graduate Opportunity

Cyber, Secure Communications and IT Graduate Programme

Start Date: September 2020 - Portsdown (Portsmouth)

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‘QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and critical infrastructure markets. We offer our customers world-class expertise through our services and innovative technology-based products. Our people proactively understand our customers’ current and future needs and create and enable solutions at greater pace to meet current, adjacent and emergent threats. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?’

What we do

QinetiQ is a company of over 6,000 people dedicated to being on the side of their customers.


We are looking for graduates wanting a career in cyber, secure communications and IT to join our team of over 150 experts carrying out engineering and research projects. You will develop the skills needed to contribute to the delivery of a wide range of programmes for military, government and commercial customers to support the protection of national critical infrastructure.

Duties & Responsibilities

You could be responsible for:
  • Designing and deploying a communications system on a naval submarine
  • Building an IT infrastructure to support RAF pilot simulated training facility
  • Providing protected networks to ensure the secure delivery of intelligence and other sensitive information
  • Working to reduce the cyber risk in future technologies such as cloud computing and the Internet of Things
  • Identifying new technologies and research to design the UK’s deployable communications systems
  • Developing RF propagation models to test the boundaries of 5G communications
  • Designing next generation crypto systems for Government Agencies
  • Identifying cyber security vulnerabilities in complex government and private sector systems to support senior decision makers.
Joining QinetiQ you would:
  • Be part of a team of 150 experts in cyber security, IT and communications
  • Work in multidiscipline teams delivering projects to a wide range of military and government customers
  • Be part of a two year graduate programme allowing you to develop your technical expertise whilst getting the opportunity to experience a wider range of work.
  • Get access to training to develop your technical and leadership skills
  • Have the opportunity to work around the UK and abroad
  • Get the opportunity to support community projects such as being a STEM ambassador for local schools.

Entry Requirements

To apply for the role you MUST meet the following criteria:

  • Have attained, or are about to attain a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics or other science subject
  • Be willing to learn, and have demonstrated an aptitude for learning at pace
  • Have a keen interest in technology and engineering
  • Hold full British Citizenship.

Please be aware that this role is subject to both security & export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that you must hold full British citizenship and obtain the right to stay and work within the UK. Restrictions may also mean that any dual or previous nationalities held can affect the roles in which you can perform within QinetiQ.

QinetiQ Benefits

As well as the opportunity to work in a company at the forefront of the technology sector you will also receive:

  • Recognition and Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days standard annual leave + bank holidays with the opportunity to buy annual leave
  • Flexible working
  • Volunteering scheme to help charities & local communities
  • 24 / 7 Employee assistance programme to support you in your work and personal life
  • Gym and sports facilities on larger sites
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Social events
  • Up to 50% discount on meals across a wide range of restaurants
  • Up to 15% off high street stores and 40% off cinema tickets
  • Much more!


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 10849
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £26,500 per annum + Bonus Schemes + Benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Portsdown (Portsmouth)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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