Early Careers at Northrop Grumman in the UK

Starting your Career with Northrop Grumman in the UK

It’s only impossible – until you do it at
Northrop Grumman

Our Early Careers pipeline is 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 Programmes

12 Month Internship

A great opportunity to gain business exposure and apply your skills to research and 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 Software Engineering.

Opportunities will include gaining experience in various software and related disciplines such as cyber security, architectural design, systems engineering, application development, DevSecOps and software development methodologies e.g. Agile.

Find out more about our Internship Programme 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 20 days per year allocated for developing your technical skills, building your leadership capability and to innovate.

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 a one week induction followed by four weeks project preparation. 

We are recruiting now for our Graduate Programme starting in January and in September 2022.

Find out more about our Graduate Programme 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!”