Graduate Design Engineer - [QEL142]

Graduate Design Engineer - [QEL142]

19 Apr

19 Apr



QinetiQ employs more than 6000 people in 51 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.

QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

Fast Forward your career and grow with QinetiQ, where the opportunities for making a difference are endless.

As a graduate with QinetiQ Australia based in Melbourne at the Melbourne Connect Creator Space , you will work alongside inspiring leaders who are established in their fields, whose professionalism stands out and whose customers trust them implicitly. All of our leaders are committed and want to invest in you, passing on their valuable skills, knowledge and niche expertise.

Joining our 18 month Graduate Development Program will provide you with:

A diverse range of projects; working to solve real world challenges

An 18 month structured learning and development plan

Opportunity to undertake placements in various areas of our business

Individual, dedicated support and coaching specific to your area

Opportunities to engage and network with peers, experts and leaders through communities of practice

Access to a suite of online professional development courses

Permanent ongoing employment

As a Graduate Design Engineer at the Creator Space , you will be involved in a variety of activities, including:

Liaison with various stakeholders, including Melbourne University Faculty, students, QinetiQ staff and frequent users of the Melbourne Connect Creator Space

Responsible for the safety of engineers, both student and faculty, whilst on our site

Support with the design and testing of assets

Suggest improvements the Creator Space framework where possible

Work with and support wider team in Creator Space and Flight/Drone Lab where design input is needed

To be eligible for our 2021 Graduate Development Program you must be due to complete your university degree qualification in Electronic Engineering by the end of 2021, or have completed your degree within the past 12 months, with no more than 12 months’ work experience. You also need to be eligible for an Australian Government Security Clearance, requiring you to be an Australian citizen. Applications for the QinetiQ Australia Graduate Development Program will close on Sunday May 2nd 2021.

What does our recruitment process look like once applications have closed?

Our applications are open for 1 month. Following this, CVs will be reviewed with phone calls to prospective candidates taking place in early May. If successful, you will be invited to a virtual interview, taking place in late May into early June. Offers for our February 2022 program will be made to successful candidates accordingly.

Life at QinetiQ

Our people and our culture make QinetiQ a great place to work; we value integrity, collaboration and performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the market. We celebrate our differences and incorporate diversity and inclusion into everything we do.

QinetiQ is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice, and past winner of the Defence Teaming Centre Employer of Choice Awards.

We look after our people and have an attractive compensation package, which supports all our employees through different stages of their careers, some of these include:

Flexible Working

Salary Continuance (Income Protection)

Leave Purchase

Up to 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave

Study Leave (Up to 5 days paid leave per year)

Performance based rewards

Salary Sacrifice and Novated Leasing

Referral bonuses

Dress for your day

A full list of our employee benefits and further information can be found here:

eligibility requirements apply


As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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