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Graduate Software Engineers

Northrop Grumman
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
£30,000 plus performance increments of around £2,500 every six months
Closing date
1 Dec 2022

Job Details

Why join us at Northrop Grumman?

Joining Northrop Grumman means you will work on cutting-edge technology and develop innovative solutions that tackle some of the biggest national security challenges. We offer end-to-end solutions to customers in the fields of cyber and non-cyber innovation, R&D, big data, systems architecture and more.

You will need real passion for Java, JavaScript, C++ and/or Python andwill enjoy the opportunity to gain experience in a range of disciplines such as cyber security, architectural design, and systems and application development.

Most of our work is ‘full stack’ development using Java-based cloud and big data technologies, utilising the latest agile methodologies. Many of our projects have machine learning, AI and cyber aspects, to broaden your skills still further.

Our Early Careers programmes are the lifeblood of our organisation, and we are committed to ensuring exposure to a variety of stimulating activities alongside training and development that will help you to shape your career. We believe that creating a team that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to great performance and we are proud of the quality of our work.

Essential Criteria, Skills and Experience:

  • We are looking for people who have achieved or are on target to attain a relevant degree, such as software engineering or computer science.
  • You must have strong interest in software, computing, online security and cyber ethics and have written code in Java, JavaScript, C++ and/or Python. In addition, you will understand the software lifecycle and enjoy a challenge.
  • UK Residency: Before you start with Northrop Grumman, you’ll need to complete BPSS clearance. We’ll then require you to achieve and maintain one of the highest levels of UK Government clearance which is a rigorous process. This means you will need to be a British citizen and have lived in the UK for the last ten years and not travelled abroad for continuous periods of more than six months. You will need to hold the right to work and live in the UK indefinitely – we are not able to support visa applications.

Interested in our opportunity?

How to Apply

Simply submit your application online to our UK Talent Hub Team, a partnership with Talent Solutions, which will manage the process 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 complete three personal statements. Our team will then be in touch to update you regarding the outcome and the next steps for successful candidates.

Just click on the Apply button to apply.

If you would like to talk to us or require any help, support or assistance during the process, please email us at: and one of the team will be in touch.

You can find lots more information about these exciting graduate roles here

About Us

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.

Find out more about Northrop Grumman in the UK: Here


Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 85,000 employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.

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