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Safety Engineering Graduate Boscombe 2024

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

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

Additional 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 )


In accordance with our National Security Vetting requirements, all applicants must also be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

Please note that under immigrations rules, our Early Careers roles do not meet the legal threshold for candidates who are residents of the UK on student visas.

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