Work Placement / Internship

Mechanical Engineering Year in Industry 2022

Farnborough, Hampshire. 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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We hear about the opportunities for graduates to come up with, and get involved in, new and existing projects. To watch the full Gradcracker/QinetiQ webinar, click here.

It’s an exciting time to be 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. If you would like to be part of one of our teams who are helping to improve today and shape tomorrow then we would love to hear from you! Once you’ve uploaded your CV/Resume, we’ll check to see if there is alignment between your skills, interests and the opportunities currently available & if so, we’ll be in contact.

Should there not be anything suitable at present, with your permission, we will keep your CV on file for consideration as future roles become available.

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.

Mechanical Engineering:

The QinetiQ Mechanical Engineering discipline consists of around 300 engineers, scientists and technicians, working within three distinct Groups; Naval Architecture and Maritime Engineering, Stress, Structures and Advanced Products and Design and Fabrication skill groups.

The Advanced Products Engineering Team primarily operates within the QinetiQ Hybrid Electric Drives Group, and are a rapidly growing team. They specialise in the design, manufacture and test of advanced electro-mechanical drives for military vehicles; both tracked and wheeled. The group have developed advanced drives for tracked vehicles in the form of an electric-cross drive transmission (E-X-Drive®). The group have also developed in wheel drives (hub drives) and other drive systems for wheeled vehicles.

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:

  • Mechanical 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 studying towards at least a 2:2 degree.

Additional requirements:

  • Have a strong interest and/or experience within land vehicles
  • Professional experience, such as industry placements is beneficial
  • CAD experience & knowledge is beneficial
  • Interest in electric motors

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
  • £18,500 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Farnborough, Hampshire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

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