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The Graduate Leadership Development Programme

As a recent graduate, you’ll work with Raytheon experts in your chosen role to develop your skills in an innovative technology environment.

This is an exciting time for you to embark on a real role from day one, have a permanent role and be part of real projects that are key to the business success. We invest in our graduates by partnering with an external training organisation to develop skills in business, teamwork and leadership. You’ll have the opportunity to complete further qualifications relevant to the role you are performing. Engineering often pursue and are supported in achieving chartered status, Finance graduates study the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants qualification (CIMA) and Project Management graduates complete the Association of Project Management (APM) qualifications.

We look for graduates who can relocate to the relevant site, and you may be required to rotate to other sites to gain broader business exposure. Please see the job description for further details and specific opportunities within the role for further travel if required.

Graduate intake opportunities vary on an annual basis, but Raytheon UK consistently invests in graduates across Engineering and Technology (including Cyber Security, Aerospace, Software, Hardware etc), Programme Leadership, Commercial, Business Development, Finance and other business roles.. Please select the role based on your degree and career aspirations, and we will train you to become a future leader.


  • £26,000 starting salary
  • £2,000 joining bonus
  • Twice yearly salary reviews in the first two years
  • Pension and Life Assurance
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Flexible Benefits Package
  • Permanent contract

Application Process

You will have achieved/or about to achieve a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree, and 300 UCAS points (or equivalent). On application you will need to attach an updated CV, cover letter and transcript. We look for graduates who maintain quality and consistency in their work, therefore please ensure your CV is of a professional standard, clear to read, and focused specifically for your Raytheon application.

If you have any questions, please contact


Earn while you learn. Raytheon UK offers several opportunities for Apprenticeships, so you can kick start your career in a global technology company, working with experts in various fields. We have exciting opportunities across our UK sites within Engineering, Commercial, Manufacturing and Finance. However, this could grow and at Raytheon UK we are committed to bringing new talent into each of the business areas and functions.

As an apprentice you will be working towards NVQs and SVQs from level 2 to level 4, while you gain real life work experience, which provides an excellent start to your career in both experience and formal qualifications. We offer a competitive salary during your apprenticeship, which exceeds government minimum wage rates and increases as you pass your qualifications.

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