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Maritime and Weapons Engineering Graduate

Date: 04-Mar-2023

Location: Rosyth, Scotland, GB

Company: QinetiQ


It’s an exciting time to join one of our Early Careers programmes at QinetiQ. We are always looking for great people to join our team, whether you are taking your first steps in starting a career or you are looking to make a career change, we have a wide range of exciting opportunities for you.


About the team


Structural Analysis, Integrity and Non-destructive testing team is based in Rosyth as part of Maritime, Land and Weapons division. We are a multi-disciplinary structural engineers including subject matter experts in delivering critical test and evaluation of complex maritime structures.


What will I be doing?


  • You will undertake a variety of tasks, ensuring technical solutions meet business and customer requirements.
  • The primary scope a graduate placement role is focused on application of bespoke in house and commercial software packages and working closely within Structural Integrity team focusing on materials test and validation.
  • You will also work alongside engineers to deliver testing of submarine and surface ship structures, assessing their performance within the demanding environments that platforms will be subjected to throughout their operational life.
  • In Addition you will also support other team members of the team in the field of Structural Analysis and Non-Destructive testing.


Academic requirements:

You will need to have obtained a Master’s degree with a key focus on the discipline listed below:

  • Materials science and/or metallurgy
  • Fatigue and Fracture
  • Non-Destructive testing
  • Structural Integrity


Additional requirements:

  • Have a strong interest and/or experience with Material science and Metallurgy.
  • Passionate about maritime structures.
  • Providing engineering critical solutions to customer’s problems.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Please be aware that many roles within QinetiQ will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.
  • You must be prepared to go through the Government Vetting process. For further details please refer to,



  • Rosyth SCO






Why join QinetiQ?

As a global company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise, we are excited to recruit the most talented and enthusiastic people to become key parts of our business. Our Early Careers programmes give you the opportunity to be at the heart of impactful projects. 


Diversity and inclusion

In our unique working environment, teams from different backgrounds collaborate widely on some of the world’s most complex defence and security challenges. Whatever part you play, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies. It’s a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Together, we’ll explore new ways of protecting the world around us. 


Your wellbeing

Looking after the health and wellbeing of our employees are our top priority. We offer a host of services designed to support your wellbeing. They range from our Thrive app and Employee Assistance Programme to Mental Health First Aiders. The wellbeing of our employees is critical to our collective and individual success. 


Rewards and benefits

We offer global career progression and the opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting projects along with a wide range of rewards and recognition. Our highly competitive salaries come with a raft of benefits, from a performance-based Employee Incentive Scheme to Thank Q, our global recognition scheme. There’s also a Share Incentive Plan, Life Assurance and Benefits+, our flexible benefits package. It’s all designed to make life easier for you.


About QinetiQ

Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 


With a focus on protecting the world around us, we have a target to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and we are developing a global plan for net zero by March 2022. Being a responsible and sustainable business is at the heart of our identity.  

Come and find out how you can play your part.