2021 Graduate Leadership Development Programme

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Locations: UK Wide (Harlow, Glenrothes, Broughton, Gloucester, Manchester or Feltham)

Location and any site rotations are dependent on the role. Please see the job description on our careers website for further details about each role.

Summary of Role:

We are looking for a team of graduates from a range of degree backgrounds to join our highly successful annual Graduate Leadership Development Programme starting 1st September 2021 (or potentially earlier tbc*). Graduates will start by completing an initial 2 year training programme covering a range of modules from presentation, business, leadership, strategy, project management and team building workshops alongside your day job in one of our business functional areas.

Successful candidates will join one of the following teams:

  • Finance
    • Project Management
    • Commercial & Supply Chain
    • Quality Assurance
    • Engineering (Aerospace, Software, Systems, Electronics)
    • Software
    • IT
    • Manufacturing

Candidate Requirements


Candidates must be on track to achieving a 2:1 degree or have already achieved a minimum of a 2:1 in a relevant undergraduate degree to the role you are applying for

120 UCAS points or equivalent pre university qualifications

Successful candidates will be required to complete a security clearance application relevant to your chosen role


Work experience or placement relevant to the role you are applying for

Evidence of leadership skills developed through university, work experience, placement year or extra-curricular activities

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester with presence across other customer sites also. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances.

Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Raytheon Career Development:

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

  • £28,000 starting salary + £2,500 joining bonus + twice yearly pay reviews for the first 2 years
    • 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
    • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
    • 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
    • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.
    • Enhanced sick pay scheme
    • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.

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Raytheon UK

Raytheon is a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK MOD and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defense, national security and commercial markets.

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