Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Communications Engineer


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At QinetiQ, we’re dedicated to defending sovereign capability, protecting lives, and securing the vital interests of our customers.

We are a company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise that helps our customers protect, improve, and advance their vital interests.

We provide technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests.

Working across every aspect of the life cycle of critical equipment and infrastructure, providing services and products that address our customers' most pressing challenges; our breadth and depth of experience spans many markets and industries.

What we do

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

The role

The Graduate Communications Engineer will be supporting the technical delivery of secure end-to-end radio solutions in a multi-bearer, mobile environment from high-level design to delivery and transition to service.

Key accountabilities

  • You will design reviews, by taking existing design documents and reading across to system requirements in order to validate the design and produce appropriate test documentation.
  • You will independently create and run test plans and schedules.
  • You'll be working with other parts of QinetiQ and customer or subcontractors to integrate technology into wider systems.
  • You should be able to ensure documentation produced is clear and concise and appropriate to the project and/or the recipient.


  • You must have an Electrical/Electronics or Communications based degree.
  • We ideally are looking for a graduate looking to progress into their next post with relevant communications based experience.
  • You could also be a forces leaver with electrical/comms experience looking for your first commercial role.


  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Share incentive plan
  • Private medical insurance
  • Private dental insurance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Other leisure discounts

To apply

We look for outstanding technical people, creative and analytical thinkers, decision-makers, influencers, and excellent communicators. Join us today.


QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines, and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake  this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Portsmouth
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Avionics
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechatronics
  • Systems

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