Applied Sciences Year in Industry 2019
8d ago

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QinetiQ Year in Industry : Applied Sciences

QinetiQ are currently recruiting for year in industry students to join our Applied Sciences department. These opportunities are based at our Farnborough site

Flexible Employee Benefits

Annual Salary Review

Gym and sports facilities at our larger sites

Recognition Scheme

Up to 50% discount on meals across a wide range of restaurants

Up to 15% off high street stores and 40% off cinema tickets

Buy and sell annual leave

25 days standard annual leave + bank holidays

Much more!

What do we look for in our candidates?

  • To be a team player
  • Self-motivation and enthusiasm
  • Persuasiveness and responsiveness
  • Drive and determination to succeed
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Willingness and eager to learn
  • Understanding and embrace the QinetiQ values
  • Our Applied Scientists fall into 4 main groupings :

  • The Human Performance group deal with Human Performance in all kinds of situations from the assessment of the effects of G-
  • Force for pilots under extreme operational conditions to the performance of service men and women with different types of clothing and equipment, in differing organisational structures and command chains.

    We are looking for psychologists, physiologists, human factors specialists and other skills

  • Our Materials scientists come from a materials, chemistry, physics or engineering background and are employed in QinetiQ across a wide variety of projects we design, assess and advise on the best materials and the best way to employ these in support of our customers’ applications this can include the development of multi-
  • functional materials to how we can use new materials such as graphene.

  • Our Weapons scientists come from a variety of physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering backgrounds. They are critical to research, advice and assessments of weapons systems from long range missiles to small arms pistols and including the detailed technologies that enable their use.
  • In many cases the first degree has been supplemented with a second degree or experience in the weapons field.

  • Our Electro Magnetic and Acoustics Scientists again come mainly from Physics, Maths and Engineering Backgrounds but they have developed their specialism in key areas.
  • The electromagnetic scientists and engineers work in the development of technologies, materials and systems for the controlled release of energy, communication, detection and protection against threats across a variety of wavebands.

    To deliver effective solutions to our range of Customers, we employ a mix of theoretical, modelling and experimental capabilities and our teams use an impressive array of facilities and laboratories from a long arm centrifuge to assess G-

    loadings on humans to analytical chemistry and materials characterisation laboratories.

    Skills and Personal Qualities Required :

  • Currently studying a suitably recognised science or engineering related qualification at a degree level or higher in accordance with the specific posts
  • Good interpersonal, analytical and team working skills
  • Strong planning, organisation and coordinating abilities
  • Be a quick learner and develop domain knowledge appropriate to the tasks required.
  • Customer facing skills : listening and questioning skills to fully understand customers’ requirements and problems, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills , including presentation skills
  • Essential Qualifications

    Currently studying a suitably recognised science or engineering related qualification at a degree level or higher in accordance with the specific posts

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