Graduate Opportunity

(AMS) Engineering, Maths & Physics Graduates 2022

Acoustic Signatures. Rosyth (Scotland), Winfrith (Dorset) & Glasgow. Open to all STEM. Multiple vacancies.

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About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. 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. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

What we do

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

Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience 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, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. 

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

Analysis, Modelling & Simulation:

In AMS our role is to ensure our customers gain the maximum advantage from their data. We are involved at all stages of the data lifecycle from the initial gathering & processing stage, through the analysis phase, leading to actionable outputs & advice. Our aims are to ensure: that starting data is of the highest quality; that it is quickly and efficiently processed into clear, meaningful information; that we extract deeper insight from it; and that we provide robust, data-led advice and take sound, evidence-based actions.

We have a strong pedigree in sensor design, data analysis & processing, and data fusion. We are at the cutting edge for designing tools, software and automation techniques that enable the rapid and timely transfer of relevant data and information. We also deal in information exploitation techniques, for real-world use but also in the fields of simulation and the design of synthetic environments.  We develop and use numerical and mathematical models for a wide range of engineering and business applications.

We are looking to fill the following roles:

  • Combat & Mission Systems – Maths & Physics Graduates
  • Radar & EW – Maths & Physics Graduates
  • Synthetic Environments & Simulation – Engineering, Maths & Physics Graduates
  • Radar Cross section – Physics Graduates
  • Target Echo Strength – Physics Graduates
  • EM Signatures – Engineering (Electrical), Maths & Physics Graduates
  • Acoustics Signatures – Physics Graduates
  • Weapons Modelling – Applied Physics, Engineering (Aero) & Mathematics Graduates

Academic requirements:

You will need to have obtained or be studying towards at least a 2:2 in a degree with a key focus on any of the disciplines listed below:

  • Engineering (Electrical, Computing & Aero)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics & Applied Physics

We will also consider applications which have clear & relevant external experience in any of the above disciplines. You will also need to support this by having obtained or be studying towards at least a 2:2 degree.

Additional requirements:

  • Leadership or management experience (can include positions held in sports teams / hobbies or academic projects)
  • You must of graduated no earlier than 2019 OR will graduate no later than 2022

Combat & Mission Systems / Radar & EW

  • Good computer coding skills (Matlab &/or Python)
  • An understanding of systems engineering is beneficial

Synthetic Environments & Simulation

  • Knowledge of synthetic environments (image generation & visualisation techniques)
  • Good computer coding skills (Matlab &/or Python)
  • Gaming background can be beneficial

Radar Cross Section / Target Echo Strength / EM Signatures

  • Matlab required
  • Understanding of Agile may be beneficial
  • Labview experience may be beneficial

Acoustic Signatures

  • Matlab required
  • Acoustic experience is beneficial (noise vibration etc.)

Weapons Modelling

  • Good knowledge of Matlab, CameoSim, C++ &/or Simulink
  • Strong interest in flight / aero engineering
  • Experience in developing models of real world systems would be beneficial

Additional Benefits:

  • Annual Leave – want more time for you? Employees can buy up to five days more holiday a year with this benefit.
  • Cortex – Join a social network across QinetiQ that take part in a range of social, technical & wellbeing events which are funded for all employees in their first 4 years at QinetiQ.
  • Annual Travel Insurance – QinetiQ employees can get their annual travel insurance for Europe or Worldwide cover at a discount rate. Including winter sports.
  • Cycle to work scheme - Cycle2Work is an employee benefit aimed at encouraging you to cycle to work.
  • Gourmet Society – the opportunity to buy up to 4 cards that enable you (or close family and friends) to have up to 50% of meals out at selected restaurants or up to 40% off cinema tickets.
  • Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) – Pensions are one of the most important and valuable benefits available to you; all new employees are automatically enrolled into the QinetiQ Retirement Savings Plan.

And much, much more…

Security notice:

Please be aware that this role is subject to both security & export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that you must have 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.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £26,500 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Rosyth, Scotland, Winfrith, Dorset and Glasgow
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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