Early Careers at Northrop Grumman in the UK

Starting your Career with Northrop Grumman in the UK

Begin Defining Possible at Northrop Grumman

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Our Early Careers programmes are the lifeblood of our organisation and we are committed to ensuring that your experience here is the best it can be, with exposure to a variety of stimulating work alongside training and development that will help you to shape your career.

When I joined Northrop Grumman in the UK, I found an extremely friendly, inclusive and collaborative organisation with people who were more than willing to answer my questions and committed to delivering for our customers, working hard to drive our business forwards. We work to make the UK safer, be that through Cyber and Intelligence or our Defence business, and we offer our early careers joiners the opportunity to explore the latest technologies and overcome some of the most complex engineering challenges in the world.

As a final note, it’s not all about the work we do, but how we maintain our great culture. I particularly love what we stand for here and our values are paramount in how we work together and deliver for our customers. Be sure to check out our Employee Resource Groups and our STEM outreach activities, and get involved wherever you can. You may be surprised as to where these kinds of things can lead you and the people that you will meet along the way.

Dawn Ohlson, Technical Director, National Security Solutions, Northrop Grumman UK

Our new intake of graduates and interns for September 2022 is our largest intake yet.  They will work across the UK from Manchester and Cheltenham to London and New Malden. This year our graduates and interns will be specialising in either software engineering, project management, systems engineering or control software engineering. On joining, they will participate in a week-long induction, followed by a structured training programme to equip them with the skills and knowledge required to work on customer projects. With nearly 50 early career colleagues recruited this year, the number and range of opportunities will increase significantly in the coming years.’

Andrew Nelson, Early Careers Manager

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe that creating a team and a workplace that values diversity and fosters inclusion is pivotal to promoting innovation and increasing productivity and profitability. Our goal is to continually support and nurture the large number of Northrop Grumman employees whose backgrounds, characteristics and perspectives are as diverse at the global communities in which we reside.

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Ethics and Business Conduct

Doing what is right because it is the right thing to do is the foundation of Northrop Grumman’s business culture. The reputation that our Company has earned for high legal and ethical standards is one of our greatest business assets. Our goal has never been solely to comply with the law, but to abide by the highest principles of integrity and concern for others.

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Teamwork works at Northrop Grumman

Our Programmes

12 Month Project Management Internship

A great opportunity to gain business exposure and apply your skills to customer projects.

During your internship, you will have a blend of on-the-job learning and specific training in areas of technical and leadership skills. Your internship is aimed to give you a ‘real life’ experience of working in a project-orientated environment and an insight into Engineering.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in project management and support Project Managers in the delivery of key Defence projects.

Our Internship Scheme starts in September each year. Job descriptions for current roles are below.

Project Management Internship role description Find out more about our Internship and how to apply

2-year Graduate Programme

For top performers, there is the potential to progress to senior engineer upon completion of your Graduate Programme.

Our two-year graduate programme will allow you to experience different projects and develop your skills and interests.  You will have time allocated for developing your technical skills, to innovate and to build your leadership capability.

You will be well supported with a mentor, buddy, project lead, line manager and the early careers development manager.  At the start of the programme you will have an induction followed by training to fully prepare you for customer projects.. 

Our Graduate Programme starts in March and September each year. Job descriptions for all available roles are below.

Graduate Control Systems Software Engineering role description Graduate Project Manager role description Graduate Software Engineer, Cyber & Intelligence, role description Graduate Software Engineer, Defence, role description Graduate Systems Engineer role description Graduate Systems Safety Engineer role description Find out more about our Graduate Programmes and how to apply

Meet our Grads and Interns to find out about life at Northrop Grumman

Meet James, a Computer and Cybersecurity Intern

“Northrop Grumman offers a number of opportunities and they are willing to invest in your career journey.”

Meet Ellie, a Graduate Software Engineer

“I have learned so much, gained great experience, improved technically and worked for a professional company.”

Meet Stevie, an Aerospace Engineering Graduate

“I’ve learnt I am capable of so much more than I could have imagined!”

Meet Oliver, a Graduate Software Engineer

“If you are considering joining the Northrop Grumman Graduate scheme, don’t think about it, just do it! It is honestly amazing.”

Meet Sim, a Graduate Software Engineer

“The company supported my mental health, which had suffered due to remote working. The graduate programme is there to help people develop in every way.”

Meet Benjamin, a Graduate Software Engineer

“A great chance to expand your contacts within industry, expand on the interests you have and enjoy the uniqueness that the Graduate Programme provides.”

Meet Martin, a Cyber and Computing Security Graduate

“If you want to solve issues, work with a fabulous team and have the opportunity to learn new skills every day, come and join, you won’t regret it!”

Meet Gareth, a Cyber Research Intern

“After the internship, I am returning to university for my final year after which I will be joining the Northrop Grumman graduate scheme.”