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Commercial Year in Industry Placements 2021

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Our people are full of brilliant ideas! As one of the largest and most respected global science and technology organisations, we are constantly breaking new ground in the application of cutting-edge technology in our core markets of Defence, Security and Aerospace.

We are recruiting people who are proactive; passionate; analytical and forward thinking with a questioning mind and great business awareness to join QinetiQ’s Commercial team.

QinetiQ Commercial are a group of deal making experts who specialise in building sound contracts that work for both QinetiQ and our customers. We solve complex problems on existing contracts, and grow our business by supporting change.

What we do

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

Who we are

The Commercial function sits in Business Development and serves the whole business. We sit in headquarters as a central function, but some of our staff are dedicated to specific projects.

Our Commercial students serve in a series of 6 month placements which would be spent offering commercial support in and around one of the business units, or within our deployable pool serving one of our portfolios or major projects. Commercial students are also given the opportunity to gain some experience within our adjacent functions like; sales, supply chain & procurement or legal. You will be in a position to make a real difference in the operational success of our business, and shall work to accrue a broad commercial skills base from which to launch your career.

What we do

The QinetiQ Commercial team support the generation of new business, and management of contracts that have been won by the company. We advise on deal structure, support and lead negotiations with our customers, and we help ensure that the business is aware of the risk and reward balance of entering into a deal. We also support contracts generation, manage disputes, changes, and exit of contracts.

Who our people are

The QinetiQ commercial team are a group of professionals. We typically train newcomers in house using our own bespoke training programmes underpinned with industry recognised accreditation. We have a mixture of characters, and depth of capability in our function giving room to learn and grow in our ranks. Great Commercial people are individuals who have legal skills, analytical skills, good interpersonal and communication skills, can problem solve, and can operate as leaders. They enjoy the detail of contract documents while also understanding the bigger picture of the deal, its business implications and risks.

Who we want:

To apply for the role you MUST meet the below criteria:

  • Have gained, or be expected to gain a credible and relevant STEM degree 
  • Have a strong pre-university academic report.
  • Be a keen and proactive problem solver with a good eye for detail.
  • Be an excellent communicator and team player with a track record of establishing effective relationships with others.

Required: Achieved or on track to achieve a bachelor’s degree or higher degree in a related STEM discipline.

Security notice:

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.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 12220
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Farnborough (Hampshire)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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