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QinetiQ expands T&E operations via sovereign skills transfer program

QinetiQ has launched a new sovereign skills transfer program, which will leverage the defence contractor’s global test and evaluation and range management expertise, enhancing their ability to support increasingly complex T&E projects in Australia.

user icon Nastasha Tupas
Thu, 04 Nov 2021
QinetiQ expands T&E operations via sovereign skills transfer program
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The company plans to leverage digital technologies in conjunction with live testing, providing deeper capability insights that will help inform key assessments and associated decisions.

The career development program aims to offer new and existing QinetiQ employees in Australia the opportunity to work alongside global experts to grow their technical and operational expertise within sovereign T&E.

According to Greg Barsby, QinetiQ Australia managing director, the program was a long-term investment in Australian sovereign test and evaluation expertise that would deliver real customer benefit.


“We are delighted to be growing this core capability in Australia, making a long-term investment in sovereign skills to support the increasingly complex T&E projects of our defence and security customers."

“Our scientists and engineers provide assurance to customers that their missions can be carried out successfully, ranging from fundamental research through to training in live-fire, multinational exercises."

"We understand the nature of this responsibility and take pride in its delivery,” Barsby said.

Individuals that participate in the Sovereign Skills program undertake an initial skills audit, identifying their existing knowledge base to tailor their development experience, categorised by technical area or domain.

The next phase of the career development journey is designed to enable participants to take part in a combination of online development, mentoring and coaching facilitated by industry-leading experts.

Additional requirements may require some individuals to take part in on-the-job training with specialist teams in live test and evaluation environments at world-class air, land and maritime ranges overseas for a period of six weeks to two years.

These ranges are large-scale, remote sites used for testing and evaluating air, land and maritime platforms, such as ships, aircraft and tanks, before these are deployed.

QinetiQ is looking for people with aligned technical skills and backgrounds, who have experience in working in safety critical environments.

For more information, visit the QinetiQ website.

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Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha is a Journalist at Momentum Media, she reports extensively across veterans affairs, cyber security and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. She is a co-author of a book titled The Stories Women Journalists Tell, published by Penguin Random House. Previously, she was a Content Producer at Verizon Media, a Digital Producer for Yahoo! and Channel 7, a Digital Journalist at Sky News Australia, as well as a Website Manager and Digital Producer at SBS Australia. Nastasha started her career in media as a Video Producer and Digital News Presenter at News Corp Australia.

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