Looking after our people

We know our greatest asset is our people, and we create a climate and culture that will encourage them to deliver outstanding performance for our customers, for us and for themselves.

To attract and engage the best people we need to provide them with all the support they need to realise their full potential and employability, including:

  • Significant long-term investment in learning and development, with high quality apprenticeships and graduate training
  • Employee engagement surveys, to ensure we listen to their suggestions for improvements
  • Our ‘My Contribution’ programme, which gives employees a way to voice ideas for business improvements and converts them quickly into projects that benefit our bottom line
  • A safe and healthy working environment
  • A culture of inclusion

Safety through leadership, responsible management, and commitment

QinetiQ recognises that our operations, products, services and advice have the potential to impact our employees, contractors, visitors, customers, and others in the community.

We aim to truly embed a culture of safety in which employees naturally and instinctively pay proper heed to safety matters, because it is expected of them, is what they are trained to do and is what the situation demands.

Our entire UK operation now has an occupational safety management system, and we have an ongoing commitment to maintain our OHSAS 18001 certification.
We manage corporately and at business level the effective identification, measurement, and control of risk to help prevent injury and cases of work-related ill health and ensure these principles are at the centre of our management of safety issues.
We monitor, evaluate and continuously improve our performance in safety and occupational health through setting objectives which are effectively assessed by a robust assurance process.
We provide and maintain a safe working environment for employees and the wider community in which they interact.
Internal programmes such as ‘My Contribution’ and ‘Actions Speak Louder Than Words’ are designed to engage our employees in maintaining a safe place to work.

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QinetiQ People Who Know How