Your Development

We seek to match your individual development needs, expertise, aspirations and ambitions with our diverse opportunities for learning. Your individual development plan, shaped with your manager, will be tailored to you. You will be instrumental in determining your career path. Subject Matter Expert, Technical Lead or Business Lead, we recognise you may not know on day 1 but you don’t have to. We will provide the environment, exposure and experiences for you to determine what you are best at.

Here is a flavour of the type of development activities available to you:


A mentor or buddy will guide you and provide sound advice to help you gain the skills and confidence you need to be successful. You will meet a lot of very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and professional employees who live and breathe the industry every day. These are employees whose experience and wisdom is an invaluable input to your professional development and learning journey.


You will be invited to join Cortex, a team of graduates who will support your transition into our business and widen your networks. Cortex will create opportunities for your personal development, either through attending events, or introducing you to various people within the business.


We know that on the job experience is the best way for you to learn and develop. We encourage movement through a number of diverse roles and projects within the Division you are assigned to, exposing you to a range of challenges and learning opportunities.

Personal Development

We have many courses available that teach you how to manage yourself, other people and teams. These courses seek to develop behaviours which enable you to release your potential and maximise your ability to deliver personal, team and business results.


The QinetiQ Initial Professional Development (IPD) Scheme will provide support to developing Engineers and Scientists to help you achieve your goals in obtaining professional qualifications. Support is provided to you in the form of the IPD scheme's mentoring network which is further assisted by Site and Professional Body Senior Mentors.

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Your Development