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Data Analyst Summer Placement, Air Traffic Management - Early Careers

Maths/Physics/Computer Science/Analytics.

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About QinetiQ

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. 

Choosing QinetiQ

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With a focus on protecting the world around us, we have a target to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and we are developing a global plan for net zero by March 2022. Being a responsible and sustainable business is at the heart of our identity.   

It’s an exciting time to 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 for you.

Air Traffic Management (Mission Systems 5):

QinetiQ’s Mission System 5 team includes expertise in Air Traffic Management systems, including airborne and ground based collision avoidance and radar data processing. QinetiQ is in the process of acquiring  a new equipment which will allow us to monitor and analyse the radar environment across a wide area, and by next summer we will be wanting to gain a better understanding of what the new equipment does, and what types of analyses could be achieved.

What will I be doing?

  • The primary scope of the role will focused on understanding the capabilities of newly acquired Air Traffic Management (ATM) data recording tools/analysis.
  • You may also be involved in other tasks, such as data analysis to support work in the area of collision avoidance – either ground based or airborne safety systems.
  • You may be required to produce bespoke tools in Matlab.
  • You will be directed and mentored by subject matter experts.

Academic requirements:

You will need to have obtained or be working towards a degree with a key focus on any of the disciplines listed below:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science

Additional requirements:

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a curiosity and interest in learning new things;
  • Have a good level of competency in logic and maths;
  • Be adaptable, and have the ability to work as part of a small team.
  • Please be aware that many roles within QinetiQ will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.


  • Malvern 

Why join QinetiQ?

As a global company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise, we are excited to recruit the most talented and enthusiastic people to become key parts of our business. Our Early Careers programmes give you the opportunity to be at the heart of impactful projects.

Diversity and inclusion

In our unique working environment, teams from different backgrounds collaborate widely on some of the world’s most complex defence and security challenges. Whatever part you play, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies. It’s a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Together, we’ll explore new ways of protecting the world around us.

Your wellbeing

Looking after the health and wellbeing of our employees are our top priority. We offer a host of services designed to support your wellbeing. They range from our Thrive app and Employee Assistance Programme to Mental Health First Aiders. The wellbeing of our employees is critical to our collective and individual success.

Rewards and benefits

We offer global career progression and the opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting projects along with a wide range of rewards and recognition. Our highly competitive salaries come with a raft of benefits, from a performance-based Employee Incentive Scheme to Thank Q, our global recognition scheme. There’s also a Share Incentive Plan, Life Assurance and Benefits+, our flexible benefits package. It’s all designed to make life easier for you.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: January 4th, 2023
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Summer
  • Malvern (Worcestershire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerospace
  • Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Maths
  • Physics

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