Placement: QinetiQ (Farnborough) TY821

Join UK-leading organisation QinetiQ for a placement where you can immerse yourself in the world of STEM outside of the classroom.


Location: QinetiQ, Cody Technology Park, Ively Rd, Farnborough GU14 0LX

Placements are available with QinetiQ, supported by £1000 of ENTHUSE bursary funding.To express your interest in a placement, please complete this form and send it to: 

The final part of the scheme is a one-day professional development experience held 4 to 6 months after your placement.This opportunity is suitable for STEM teaching professionals and/or professionals with additional responsibility for careers.

Going on a placement at Qinetiq will help you to:

Widen access Inspire your students – Gain an insight into the wide range of careers available in this industry, by working at the cutting edge site in Farnborough. Experience first-hand, projects within areas such as space engineering, testing and simulation, fibre optics and electromagnetic testing. Meet with engineers and professionals working within the engineering industry, to learn about their roles, experiences, and the skills needed to do their job.

Build strong links with a local employer – connect with a local employer to develop staff and student experiences, with the aim of creating a longer term partnership. Help to boost your students’ confidence in making career choices and support the development of their employability skills. Find out more about the skills and competencies required for a career in a leading engineering company, gain ideas for future collaboration (e.g. work experience, mentoring, speakers). Develop your own understanding on how real life engineering can inspire your students to consider STEM careers and further study.

Enhance your advice on careers options– gain useful information about how to support students to make careers choices within STEM, taking into consideration future growth areas within STEM industries and both academic and vocational career routes.

Employer Background

QinetiQ is one of the world's leading defence, aerospace, technology and security companies. We work with NASA, Rolls-Royce, BAA, Boeing, Intel, RNLI, London Underground, and the Armed Forces. You’ll find our previous inventions in phones, cars, planes, boats and trains and even in the tag on your new pair of jeans, anything from RADAR, thermal imaging, LCD, flat panel speakers to carbon fibre and the jet engine.

To find out more about Qinetiq, visit their website



This placement offers you a:

• unique chance to experience STEM work in modern industry and use this insight to transform careers guidance throughout your school• invaluable CPD opportunity which will equip your school or college to respond to the Government’s careers strategy

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