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As a Safety Engineering graduate in QinetiQ you will have the opportunity to join our highly skilled team of Safety Engineers. You will be able to contribute in supporting the work we do to ensure that any platform, equipment, or product is safe to operate and that the user knows how to operate it safely. This is concerned with in depth analysis of how the product is designed to operate, looking at what the potential hazards are, analysing risks and defining mitigations to reduce the risk of harm and damage.

The primary output for this role will be system safety expertise and knowledge to deliver reports and advice in support of projects to our clients. Customer reports will cover a range of support, from advice on the procurement of new equipment, assessment of In-service equipment or upgrades to equipment on QinetiQ managed ranges. Applicants will have the ability to influence customers and improve safety outcomes.

Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.

What will I be doing?

As a graduate Safety Engineer you will be expected to learn how we operate and gain systems knowledge to best place you in a Safety Engineer role.

You may specialise in a particular domain such as aviation, and gain specific knowledge on tools and techniques that will facilitate the final output of the project. Working with others more experienced in the team, we will give you the opportunity to experience different types of platforms and equipment as you move from project to project. This will enable you to gain experience across the military array of weapon platforms and help us understand where your interests may lay as a specialist engineer.

Academic requirements

You will need to have obtained or be studying towards at least a 2:2 in a degree with a key focus on any of the disciplines listed below:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Desirable requirements

  • Have a strong interest and/or experience within Safety Engineering, such as, hazard management &/or risk assessments
  • Systems engineering knowledge
  • Platform or equipment design &/or knowledge (e.g. Aircraft / Ships / sub-systems )

We want to make sure that our recruitment process is as inclusive as possible. If you are neuro diverse or have a disability that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.


When you join QinetiQ, you'll enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to five days additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community