Graduate Opportunity

Safety Engineering Graduate 2021

Start date: September 2021

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Job description:

As a Safety Engineering graduate in QinetiQ you will have the opportunity to join our highly skilled team of Safety Engineers. You will be able to contribute in supporting the work we do to ensure that any platform, equipment, or product is safe to operate and that the user knows how to operate it safely.

This is not Health and Safety, but about in depth analysis of how the product is designed to operate, looking at what the potential system hazards are, analysing risks and defining mitigations to reduce the risk of consequential harm and damage. The job satisfaction is in knowing that the aircraft, ship, submarine, land vehicle or weapon can operate safely because of your input. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.

What we do

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

About the role:

As a graduate Safety Engineer you will be expected to learn how we operate and gain systems safety knowledge to best place you in a Safety Engineer role. You may specialise in a particular domain such as aviation, land or maritime and gain specific knowledge on tools and techniques that will facilitate the final output of the project. Working with others more experienced in the team, we will give you the opportunity to experience different types of platforms and equipment as you move from project to project. This will enable you to gain experience across military platforms and associated equipment and to help us understand where your interests may lay as a specialist engineer.

For the first 2 years, you will be supported by the Early Careers Team and experienced Safety Engineers. On completion of the 2 year scheme we also offer an investment opportunity to those who may be suited to further qualifications, such as an MSc in System Safety Engineering. Other training and development opportunities will be available through your role as a safety Engineer once your 2 year scheme has been completed.


  • Achieved or on track to achieve a bachelor’s degree or higher degree in an Engineering or similar degree.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Good team working.

Security notice:

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.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £26,500 & bonus incentive + benefits
  • All grades
  • RAF Waddington
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Nuclear
  • Physics
  • Process
  • Product Design
  • Systems

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