Work Placement / Internship

Cyber, Secure Communications & IT Summer Student - Secure Communications

Start Date: July 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 individual looking for a career in secure communications to join our team of over 150 experts carrying out 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 would be working mainly in the communications research and modelling team. The work is varied and could include:
  • Developing communications propagation models to test the boundaries of 5G communications
  • Configuring and running propagation models and analysing and presenting the results
  •  Supporting trials and helping to build and configure IT infrastructure.
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
  • 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;

  • Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in a physics or mathematics
  • Be willing to learn, and have demonstrated an aptitude for learning at pace
  • Have a keen interest in technology.

Please be aware that some of our roles are subject to both security & export control restrictions. For these roles it means that you would have to 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:

  • 25 days' standard annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata)
  • 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: 10882
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £15,000 per annum (pro rata) + Benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Summer
  • Portsdown (Portsmouth)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Maths
  • Physics

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