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Software Engineering Summer Placement 2022

Malvern, Worcestershire. 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.

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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. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.

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. 

Software Engineering:

The QinetiQ Software discipline supports a broad range of our capabilities from designing submarines to providing cyber-security services, and is at the forefront of developing innovative software solutions to meet the demanding requirements of our customers and partner organisations. 

We are a group of professional software developers and engineers who work across the land, sea, air and space domains of the business. We use the latest software development technologies and techniques to develop innovative software solutions.

We are looking for two types of Software Engineering summer students to fill the following opportunities:

  • Software Assurance
  • Software Development

Academic requirements:

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

  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

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 be studying towards at least a 2:2 degree.

Additional requirements:

Software assurance

  • Math modelling experience is beneficial
  • Programming experience &/or knowledge is beneficial
  • Must have good written communications skills, including report writing
  • Solo working will be required within this role
  • Flight modelling experience is beneficial 

Software assurance

  • Software experience outside of academia is beneficial
  • Good knowledge of at least one language (C# / C++ / Java etc.)
  • Experience with Linux is 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.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £16,000 pro rata + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • 1 to 6 months, Summer
  • Malvern, Worcestershire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer Science
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Systems

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