Early careers for graduates
At Leidos, we run a one-year graduate program, enabling you to work on real projects as an embedded and productive team member right from the start. You will be surrounded by seriously smart, approachable people, so there’s plenty of scope to push your boundaries, develop and learn in an environment that’s challenging, supportive and constantly changing.
, Software Engineer Associate, studied Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T. Security)
The people are friendly, work-life balance is great and I’ve been able to move around within the company. I feel as though my work is appreciated and that I’m a valued member of my team.
All of our graduates are employed on a permanent basis and are provided support, training and networking opportunities along with an assigned mentor and buddy to help navigate around our organisation.
At the end of the year, our graduates typically continue to work in the area they started in and further develop their strengths and capabilities. After that, they often progress into technical or managerial positions. We invest heavily in our graduates ensuring they are set up for success. They are, after all, the future talent at Leidos.
, Graduate Software Engineer, studied Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
One of my favourite things about being a software engineer is getting to design the software architecture and solving problems for the first time. I also enjoy learning new program languages and dealing with technologies that I have never used before. I know that this is the right job for me because I still want to write software in my free time, even after a tough work week.
The graduate recruitment process
In addition to our graduate program, we also run a paid industry-based learning program for 12 months. Ideal for students in their penultimate year at university, this offers the chance to apply their course into hands-on work experience by working on real projects alongside more experienced team members.