Work Placement / Internship

Applied Science Summer Placement

Start Date: July 2020 Haslar - (Hampshire)

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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.


In the Applied Science discipline, we are offering summer placements for students wanting to explore their career options in science, technology, engineering and maths, while undertaking work activities in R&D at the forefront of new technologies. You will explore and recognise the skills needed to contribute to the delivery of a wide range of programmes for military, government and commercial customers.

Duties & Responsibilities

You will experience and contribute to:
  • Our “best-in-class” capabilities specifically tailored to customer need
  • A broad range of activities, including: development of novel emerging materials-related technologies; producing and testing materials and test samples in the laboratory through to building advanced prototypes; corrosion and protection systems; computational modelling; materials physics and chemistry, and forensic engineering
  • New technology areas such as chemical formulation, materials synthesis and process development, and test and evaluation
  • Trials work
  • The development of disruptive solutions for customers with complex needs
  • Some of the most challenging, high profile science and technology programmes in the UK and overseas.
A summer placement in QinetiQ would provide:
  • Experience in multidisciplinary teams delivering projects to a wide range of military, government and commercial customers
  • An understanding of how our customers want to exploit novel and emerging technologies
  • An opportunity to apply to QinetiQ for further placements and QinetiQ’s Graduate Training Programme
  • An opportunity to explore and develop your technical and leadership skills
  • Get the opportunity to support community projects, for example acting as a STEM ambassador to local schools.

Entry Requirements

To apply for the role you MUST meet the following criteria;
  • You are seeking a formal qualification, preferably a Batchelor’s or Master’s degree, in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject
  • Be willing to learn, and have demonstrated an aptitude for learning at pace
  • Have a keen interest in science, technology and engineering
  • Hold full British Citizenship.

 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.

QinetiQ Benefits

As well as the opportunity to work in a company at the forefront of the technology sector you will also receive:

  • Flexible Employee Benefits
  • Recognition Scheme, volunteering - helping charities & local communities
  • Up to 50% discount on meals across a wide range of restaurants
  • Up to 15% off high street stores and 40% off cinema tickets
  • Buy annual leave, flexible working, social events, employee assistance 24/7
  • Gym and sports facilities on larger sites
  • 25 days' standard annual leave + bank holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Much more!


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 10915
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £15,000 Per Annum (Pro Rata) + Benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Summer
  • Haslar (Hampshire)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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