Throne for Games: creating awareness of QinetiQ amongst the younger generation

Central Marketing, QinetiQ   QinetiQ is challenging young people to design their perfect Gaming Throne and send us a photo or drawing of their concept. The best of the designs will be posted on our social media channels, and the one…

QinetiQ apprentice wins ‘inspirational’ award

Dr Sam Healy, Head of Corporate Responsibility, QinetiQ As staunch supporters of STEMNET (the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network), we’re all very pleased and proud at QinetiQ that Lauren Hill, an apprentice at our Apprentice Training School at MOD…

Through an Apprentice’s eyes – an update

Dean Sowerby, Apprentice, QinetiQ Apprentice Training School at MOD Boscombe Down November 2013 Throughout November I’ve continued working on the Merlin Major servicing here at Boscombe Down, which is going well. It’s more or less on track; everything that has…

From Aircraft Apprentice to IT Engineer: a path of opportunities

Martin Smith, Service Desk Team Lead The recent launch of The 5% Club – a QinetiQ-led initiative to encourage UK businesses to take an active role in addressing high levels of youth unemployment and chronic skills shortages – got me…

Applauding our apprentices at Graduation Day

By Melanie Jackson, Head of QATS, Apprentice Training Projects On 6 September, we were delighted to host this year’s apprentice graduation ceremony at the QinetiQ Apprentice Training School, MOD Boscombe Down. Twenty-nine of our apprentices marked the end of their…

Helping to solve skills shortage and youth unemployment – The 5% Club

QinetiQ, along with a group of other leading UK companies, has just launched a major campaign urging industry to adopt a new 5% target for graduates, apprentices and sponsored students in their organisations. Companies joining The 5% Club will sign…

Through an Apprentice’s eyes at QinetiQ– an update

Dean Sowerby, Apprentice, QinetiQ Apprentice Training School at MOD Boscombe Down Over August I finished my time at the Ground Support department (GSE), which I found really valuable, and the people there were excellent. I then went on leave for…

Thinking about an apprenticeship?

If you’re thinking about taking up an apprenticeship – or indeed a graduate placement – the first thing you should do is take a very close look at the companies that you’re thinking of joining. Some of the ‘big brands’…

Through an Apprentice’s eyes – an update

Dean Sowerby, Apprentice, QinetiQ Apprentice Training School at MOD Boscombe Down During July, after leaving my placement at Air Worthiness, I have been at the Ground Support department (GSE) at MOD Boscombe Down. It’s been great here; I have been helping…

Through an Apprentice’s eyes – an update

Dean Sowerby, Apprentice, QinetiQ Apprentice Training School at Boscombe Down Date: July In May I reported on the work QinetiQ apprentices had been doing on refurbishing the Lightning – the gate guardian at our Boscombe Down site. This month, we…