Corporate & Operations

Sorry, applications are now closed for our 2024 intake. You can register your interest and we will reach out when we reopen.

Playing a key role in keeping our nation continuously safe is just the start. Whichever pathway you take, you’ll gain excellent experience that will springboard your career like nowhere else.

Where will this programme take your career?

The Corporate functions (HR / IT / Communications / Finance) and our Operations Function are critical to making sure our business runs smoothly and, most importantly, our people to function at the highest level. 

Here are just some of the roles you could have a successful career in:  

  • Project Manager: working on multi-billion pound, multi-year programmes of work including construction, engineering or IT.
  • HR Consultant: working across leadership and talent development or to attract the next generation of talent into our business.
  • Security Specialist: helping ensure the safety of the UK’s nuclear deterrent, our staff, critical systems and infrastructure.
  • Finance Manager: working on everything from financial accounting, tax and treasury to financial planning and analysis

What can I expect from the Corporate & Operations programme?

During your first year, you’ll get the opportunity to go on a number of placements right across our business that will give you a broad awareness and understanding of the exciting work we are involved in.

You will have the opportunity to tailor and shape these placements, and this will set you up as you discover where you want to hone your skills to further your career in year two. At this stage you’ll take one or two specialist roles where you’ll develop deeper technical skills and knowledge as you accelerate towards your first role at the end of the scheme.

Wherever the programme takes you, you’ll gain a blend of professional skills and experience that will set you on the way to an exciting and varied career, with lots of opportunity for continued development.

You’ll also gain professional qualifications. All graduates will undertake a CMI Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management – one of the stepping stones to achieving the coveted CMngr (Chartered Manager) Status.