Katharine Sealy

Project Management Industry Placement

Your Opportunity to Define Possible. Our Opportunity to Deliver the Nation’s Security. Together.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth
bombers, to landing on the moon.

We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Diversity is at the heart of our success. Our teams share experience, knowledge and new thinking gained from a wide range of backgrounds perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements across several industries. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry. We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

Project Management Job Details

2 Positions starting September 2023

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12-month Industry Placement: £21,000


Security Clearance (SC). Before you start with Northrop Grumman, you’ll need to complete BPSS clearance. This usually takes up to three weeks. We’ll then require you to attain Security Check (SC) clearance. Achieving SC clearance is a rigorous process. It means that we need applicants to be British citizens, to have lived in the UK and not have travelled abroad for over 6 months in the last five years. SC vetting will look into you, your previous roles, criminal records and financial history.


Burlington House, New Malden. You will need to have the right to work and live in the UK indefinitely, we are not able to support visa applications as part of this recruitment.

About Your Opportunity

To work on pioneering projects that use cutting-edge technology and innovation for strategically important National Defence Programmes. This 12-month Industry Placement provides you with an opportunity to be part of an established project management team; with the sole aim to ‘Do what we promise.' We work with customers to create software centric capabilities that allow them to execute their mission with success.

We are leaders in marine navigation systems, integrated platform management systems, and maritime command and control applications. This role supports the Programme Manager and Project Managers in the delivery of Defence projects. We own the delivery of results, focused on quality outcomes. Our multi-disciplined and diverse matrix structure promotes collaboration and opportunity to learn from others. We are proud of our quality of work. Our Early Careers programmes are the lifeblood of our organisation and we are committed to ensuring exposure to a variety of stimulating work alongside training and development that will help you to shape your career. For top performers, you will receive an offer of a place on our graduate programme.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • On track to achieve a degree in a Project Management or Engineering subject
  • Familiarity with basic project management tools e.g. Microsoft Project
  • Experience as part of a project delivery team – this could be in project teams at University
  • Understanding of project management methodology
  • Adept at problem-solving, able to develop solutions to a variety of problems.

Your Responsibilities

  • Support and work alongside the PM team in the organisation and management of the cross-discipline, matrixed project teams
  • Support the PM teams in meeting schedule and cost targets as defined in the master schedule and in accordance with contracted KPIs
  • Work with the Programme and Project Manager to ensure the smooth running of customer meetings and periodic reviews
  • Ensure the project delivery team is responsive to customer needs
  • Provide the Programme and Project Managers with status reports on key Programme activities in accordance with the project drumbeat.

Your Benefits

  • Flexible working schedules - Many of our teams work flexibly and depending on the project, you may work from the office, home or on a hybrid model. We are passionate about creating an environment where people can develop and grow, follow their interests and be the best version of themselves. And in order to do this, you will need to be based near one of our locations. We also offer condensed hours and flexible working.
  • Flexible Benefits Package – choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension.
  • Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.

How to Apply

Our UK Talent Hub Team is a partnership with Talent Solutions. This team will manage your application on our behalf. You will be directed to an online application where you will need to create an account, tell us a bit about yourself and also complete three personal statements. Our team will then be in touch to update you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates. If you would like to talk to us, require any help, support or assistance throughout the process please email us at: earlycareers@uk.ngc.com and one of the team will be in touch.

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Northrop Grumman UK

Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation’s security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

Our UK Defence business is a Sovereign software and systems centre of excellence. As well as developing and supporting UK wide and internationally deployed multi-domain command and control systems, our work is critical to the modern backbone of the Royal Navy. We pioneer – with fierce curiosity, dedication, and innovation, we seek to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We’ll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business.
We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And within a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

"I am passionate about creating an environment where people can develop and grow, follow their interests and be the best version of themselves."

Andrew Nelson, Early Career Development Manager @ Northrop Grumman UK

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