How to Apply

Discover if your Strengths match ours…

At QinetiQ we are looking for graduates whose strengths and passions match ours. Our graduates encounter problems that define the modern age - and they are trusted to help our customers develop and implement truly innovative solutions. We employ over 9,000 people around the globe, and we are committed to developing our graduates, ensuring they become true experts - by thinking and doing things differently. As a QinetiQ graduate you will provide fresh ideas, rigorous analysis, technical expertise and commercial vision in order to revolutionise industries, save lives, protect assets, reduce costs and ensure competitive advantage.

If you’re a Science, Maths, IT, Engineering or Project Management graduate and have a passion for cutting-edge science and technology, then we want you! Click here for our Degree Matrix and apply for one of our Graduate opportunities.

To be eligible to apply for one of our graduate opportunities you will need to be expecting or have obtained a 2:1 degree or higher by September 2015. In exceptional circumstances, we may consider strong candidates who have a 2:2 degree class. Due to our security checks and the type of work we do, you will also need to have been a resident in the UK for the last 5 years, click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Our Selection process

We want to ensure that you match our requirements as much as we meet yours. Our selection process is vital to us hiring the right person for our graduate opportunities and so we have created our process around this:

Submitting an Application

You will need to search and apply for our available graduate opportunities for our 2015 programmes here, use this link to start your search. Before submitting your application, make sure that you are happy with it, ensuring that you have spell checked your cover letter and CV.

Please note that we will only accept one application per applicant for our graduate programmes. This is to make sure that you really are passionate about the specific opportunity that you applied for.

Video/Telephone Interviews

Once we have reviewed your application and it’s clear that your strengths match ours, you will then be invited to complete either a Video or Telephone Interview. If you are asked to complete a video interview, we will send you the link and provide all the necessary support for you to do this. For applicants who are selected to complete a telephone interview, one of our Early Careers Team will be in contact with you to arrange a suitable time.

Discovery Days

If you are selected to join us at one of our Discovery Days, you will be contacted by one of the Early Careers Team who will schedule you to attend on one of the available dates.

More details on how to prepare for our Discovery Days will be sent to you in advance of the date you have been scheduled to attend.

Dress code for the Discovery Days will be business dress.

Our Discovery days are now confirmed for the following dates:

Air Discovery Day

  • 19 February 2015
  • TBC

Commercial Discovery Day

  • 11 March 2015

C4ISR Discovery Day

  • 10 March 2015
  • 11 March 2015
  • 12 March 2015

Facilities Management Discovery Day

  • 17 February 2015

Maritime Discovery Day

  • 3 March 2015

OptaSense Discovery Day

  • To be confirmed

Procurement Advisory Services Discovery Day

  • 25 February 2015

Procurement Discovery Day

  • 5 March 2015

Security Discovery Day

  • TBC

Weapons Discovery Day

  • 2 February 2015
  • 3 February 2015
  • 4 February 2015
  • 5 February 2015
  • 6 February 2015


After you have attended one of Discovery Day’s a member of our Early Careers Team will be in contact with you to make you an offer to be part of our graduate programme for 2015. We will then start our security checks before we provide you with a confirmed start date.

To get started with your application, view our opportunities for 2015 here or please search against the keyword Graduate 2015 here.

New Graduate - Training and Development

As a new graduate, you will start on a bespoke 2 year placement scheme within one of our Divisions, with real responsibility from the outset.

We will provide a support structure to help plan your QinetiQ journey, based on your personal strengths and aspirations, plus the range of projects we’re working on.

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