Our culture and values

About us

At QinetiQ, you’ll find a dedicated and talented group of people who enjoy their work and take pride in their accomplishments.

As a member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology and many of the industry’s brilliant minds. We’re dedicated to solving some of the world's most challenging problems, and the ingenuity of our 6,000+ employees across the globe is core to our success. Delivering value through teamwork, we work in close collaboration with our colleagues, customers, industry and academic partners to bring together the best thinking, the smartest talent and breadth and depth in capability to our projects.

We have over 80 sites and offices around the world, including:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Belgium
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Australia
  • Malaysia
  • Middle East

We’re quickly growing into new markets, giving our employees the potential to travel, explore and learn from colleagues internationally.

Our inclusive culture enables all our people to operate at their best. We value diversity. We engage with our people on D&I via our employee networks and communication campaigns.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join our team.

Who we are

Our values - Integrity, Collaboration and Performance - underpin who we are and what we do.

Here’s a little bit about ‘how we do things around here’…

  • We are truly passionate about what we do to help the defence, security and critical infrastructure industries. Our people are the best part about our company, and we focus on keeping each other safe, helping out where we can and working towards our common goals.
  • We are open minded in the way we think and work, adapting at pace and adhering to the highest ethical standards; we are ambitious!
  • We are always innovating; sharing knowledge, challenging ourselves and others, learning and breaking new ground
  • We deliver for our customers by listening and understanding. We put them at the center of everything we do.
  • We are proud to work at QinetiQ and deliver projects of international importance.

Diversity and inclusion

Our people are critical to our success, so it is vital that we create a workplace which is inclusive; where our differences are not only embraced, but make us stronger. To achieve this, we have a Diversity and Inclusion program to ensure we create and develop a workplace and culture where everyone can be their authentic true selves, feel valued and realize their full potential.

We have employee networks including Racial Inclusion & Social Equality (RISE), LGBTQ+ and Neurodiversity to encourage education and awareness, provide support and to contribute to and influence policy on diversity.

For more information, please visit our Diversity & Inclusion section.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing

The mental and physical wellbeing and safety of our employees is our number one priority. We have an established health, safety and environment program which encourages us to look after ourselves, each other and the world around us.

Our Employee Assistance Program provides you, and your immediate family members, with a range of health, welfare and lifestyle benefits that can help to prevent and deal with issues that might adversely impact your work performance, health and wellbeing. Some of our locations also have on-site gym to help our people improve and maintain their physical, and mental, health through exercise.

We’re committed to developing a strong safety culture, boosting employee and customer confidence, organizational behavior and productivity. Safe for Life is our over-arching safety culture improvement program aimed at driving a ‘safety first’ culture at a site level. It encourages us all, at work and at home, to remain ‘safe for life’ whilst carrying out our day-to-day activities.

When we ask our people what they most enjoy about working at QinetiQ, a common theme always shines through: “My team. The people I work with…” We encourage our employees to embrace the great relationships they have with their colleagues via a variety of social activities.

Responsible and Sustainable Business

‘How we do it’ matters as much as ‘what we do’; our values are at the heart of how we deliver a responsible and sustainable business. We know that we can contribute to our future success and provide wider value to society through focusing on the skills of our people and the next generation, supporting our customers’ sustainability agendas, our commitment to environmental stewardship and having a positive impact in the communities where we work.
We’re committed to being a good neighbor in the regions in which we operate, working closely with our local communities. Many of the sites and ranges we manage globally are conservation areas, so we actively promote environmental sustainability and responsibility. Our people get involved in regular beach cleans, litter picks and even helped reintroduce a rare lizard on one of our sites!
Our volunteer program enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people including those which help the defense community.

QinetiQ offers continued support to Military Service and Emergency Services personnel looking to leave the services by offering coaching, guidance and support.  This is achieved either by our own efforts or by partnering with, and supporting, various veterans’ organizations and support groups around the world and pledging to covenants such as the Armed Forces Covenant in the UK.

In addition, we have a large number of veterans and volunteer reserves at QinetiQ who use their time to give something back to the Armed Forces.

For more information, please visit the Responsible and Sustainable Business section.

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