Graduate Opportunity

Operational Analysis Consultant Graduate


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It’s an exciting time to join one of our Early Careers programmes at QinetiQ. We are always looking for great people to join our team, whether you are taking your first steps in starting a career or you are looking to make a career change, we have a wide range of exciting opportunities for you.

Operational Analysis and Strategic Consulting Team:

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We are looking for graduates to become part of wider team of Operational Analysts and Strategic Consultants who work on the mathematical and logical arguments that support decision making in research themes and defence procurement.

You will develop the skills needed to contribute to the delivery of a wide range of programmes, primarily for military or government customers.

What will I be doing?

You’ll be contributing to some of most challenging science and technology programmes in the UK and could be responsible for:

  • Engaging clients and stakeholders to eliciting data and information from diverse sources;
  • Adapting and applying knowledge to unfamiliar domains;
  • Thinking innovatively to apply analysis techniques to customer problems;
  • Conducting Balance of Investment cases that inform business cases; and
  • Presenting analytical approaches and the resulting evidence to customers and scrutineers.

Joining QinetiQ you will:

  • Work on projects to deliver clear advice on the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of solutions to customer problems;
  • Be challenged to be creative and innovative, developing a deep understanding of engineering modelling, system simulation and data exploitation;
  • Get access to training to develop your technical and leadership skills; and
  • Get the opportunity to support community projects, for example acting as a STEM ambassador to local schools.

Academic requirements:

  • To apply for the role you must have attained, or are about to attain a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a numerate subject. 
  • Ideally, you should have an understanding of quantitative analysis techniques, such as: Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis; Linear programming; or Computer modelling and simulation. 

Additional requirements:

  • Applicants should be willing to learn, and have demonstrated an aptitude for learning at pace.
  • Applicants should have a good team-working ethic and have the ability to generate clear and well-structured input to reports and customer presentations. They should also have a keen interest in problem solving and military operations.
  • Please be aware that many roles within QinetiQ will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.
  • You must be prepared to go through the Government Vetting process

Why join QinetiQ?

As a global company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise, we are excited to recruit the most talented and enthusiastic people to become key parts of our business. Our Early Careers programmes give you the opportunity to be at the heart of impactful projects. 

Diversity and inclusion

In our unique working environment, teams from different backgrounds collaborate widely on some of the world’s most complex defence and security challenges. Whatever part you play, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies. It’s a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Together, we’ll explore new ways of protecting the world around us. 

Your wellbeing

Looking after the health and wellbeing of our employees are our top priority. We offer a host of services designed to support your wellbeing. They range from our Thrive app and Employee Assistance Programme to Mental Health First Aiders. The wellbeing of our employees is critical to our collective and individual success. 

Rewards and benefits

We offer global career progression and the opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting projects along with a wide range of rewards and recognition. Our highly competitive salaries come with a raft of benefits, from a performance-based Employee Incentive Scheme to Thank Q, our global recognition scheme. There’s also a Share Incentive Plan, Life Assurance and Benefits+, our flexible benefits package. It’s all designed to make life easier for you.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: January 4th, 2023
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £27,500 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Farnborough (Hampshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Maths

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