This website uses cookies. By navigating around this site you consent to cookies being stored on your machine

Our Schemes

Industrial Placement

Industrial Placement
Our principal undergraduate scheme for business, engineering or finance.

Scheme Overview

This twelve-month placement will see you gaining invaluable experience in the real world. You’ll be working alongside some of the top professionals in their field. Taking your place as part of the team in one of our UK businesses, you’ll share in the everyday challenges, develop new skills and acquire a fascinating insight into our business. In turn you could even secure a place on one of our graduate schemes.  Our range of one-year placements are offered in business, engineering or finance:
Business: Our business placements are integral to our ability to deliver successful projects and vary each year depending on where we need your skills to make the most impact.
Engineering: Cutting-edge innovations and world leading technological developments are the foundation of our business and as a result, we always have a wide range of engineering placements available.
Finance: In finance, you won’t just be working on the financial aspects of some of the most exciting projects in defence, aerospace and engineering, you’ll also be working and learning from some of the most accomplished professionals in their fields.

Your Learning and Development

We recognise that your development is key for you to fulfil your potential in the world of work,that is why all our Industrial Placements offer you the chance to develop new skills and gain valuable industry experience. Put theory into practice, learn from from colleagues who are experts in their field, and gain insights that can only come from real world experience.


  • Starting salary of £18,000
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • A conditional offer to join our Graduate Development Framework (subject to performance and availability of suitable roles) without the need to reapply



What You’ll Need

To join our Industrial Placement scheme you must be on course to achieve at least a 2:1 Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject. For finance opportunities you must also have plus 112 UCAS points - new tariff (or equivalent excluding General Studies). 
Although the academic requirements are important, we also want you to see opportunity where others see problems and think around challenges that others can't navigate. You'll use the resources at your fingertips and the skills you’ll develop to collaborate with your team and find solutions to real life problems.
We place great importance not just on what we do, but how we do it. As a result, we encourage our employees to share their time and expertise to support local communities. At the end of each day, you can walk away knowing that what you do makes a difference.

Application Process

Applications will re-open September 2018.
We ask all candidates to apply online using our application form to ensure our selection process is completely fair and consistent.
Your online application will then go through a variety of strength-based selection methods, either online or face-to-face, and is likely to conclude at an interview with the recruiting manager(s).
If successful, you will be expected to start in the business from the end of June 2018 - the actual start date will be confirmed in your offer paperwork. 
We are an inclusive employer and recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is imperative to deliver our strategy. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.
Finally, as a defence contractor there are security obligations placed on the Company meaning that all our applicants must be able to successfully achieve the relevant level of security clearance to join us.

Hints & Tips

When you prepare your application, think carefully about the role you are interested in and your skills. Make sure to give full details of your degree modules, relevant final year projects and work experience. Hiring managers will want to see what you’ve done and how this fulfils what they are looking for.
For more information on hints and tips to help you prior to submitting your application, please refer to our Apply Now page, where you will find further details.