September 2022 Start Project Manager Graduate Leadership Development Programme

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Raytheon UK

Role: Project Manager Graduate Leadership Development Programme
Duration: Permanent
Req ID: 192951BR
Locations: Broughton or Harlow or Portsmouth
Training: Year 1 & 2 to complete Graduate Leadership Development Programme structured training plan alongside main role and professional training
Travel: Flexibility to travel (UK or abroad) for business or training requirements
Start: Early September 2022
Security Clearance Requirements: Successful candidates will be required to complete an SC or DV clearance application depending on project assigned

Summary of the Role

Programme Management Excellence (PMX) are looking for dynamic and high performing Graduates to join their highly successful team of over 150 programme delivery professionals located at various sites across the UK.

What can the Graduate Leadership Development Programme (GLDP) offer you?

Our GLDP is a highly rewarding and well-structured 2 year development programme that has been developed with one of the UK’s leading training providers. Structured to support your growth and enhance your skills to become a future leader within Raytheon UK, the programme will provide a balanced mixture of educational, challenging and rewarding development opportunities, allowing you to reach your full potential.

From day one you will be engaged in performing a “real” job, working with one of our experienced project delivery teams balancing the demands of time, cost and scope. As an example, your role will require a flexible and an adaptable approach to fast – paced challenges, interfacing with various project support disciplines and communicating with our Customers and Senior Leadership. In addition to this, you will join your fellow GLDP colleagues to attend development modules with our external training provider, where you will work as a team to develop your Project Management & Leadership skills and build positive relationships across the business.

What Career Development opportunities do PMX offer?

PMX has a Project Manager Certification programme to support continuous personal development and career progression. Each level of certification has specific identified training applicable to your growth and continued career development route as you progress into fully certified Raytheon Project Managers. PMX sponsor the completion of the external standards exams provided by the APM and funds APM membership.

What our Previous Graduates says, don’t just take our word for it!

“The great thing about being a Graduate is that no two days are the same & you get a real satisfaction of seeing a project through its life-cycle. One day you could be with the team briefing up Senior Leadership about business we are bidding & the next you could be going to a Customer meeting where you’re delivering a new product and everything else in between.

I fully relish the responsibility of seeing something through from start to finish, and the people it brings you in contact with. As a PM you are continuously dealing with different colleagues within the multi-functional teams across Raytheon and pulling on their expertise & experiences. I’ve been given real responsibility with an appropriate amount of direction from my seniors, which resulted real satisfaction of adding value to the day-to-day life of the company.

I really appreciated the opportunities I had while on Raytheon’s GLDP. From starting in Airborne Intelligence Business, to an external secondment with the UK Defence Solutions Centre where I represented Raytheon, to my current role within Sensors, specifically the Air Traffic Management Systems. This has resulted in a greater understanding across the different parts of the business and bringing best practices with it.”
One-year post GLDP

“I joined the Raytheon GLDP following my Masters in 2015 in Cyber and Intelligence. Throughout my time on the GLDP I learned how to report on and manage project finances, how to engage with different stakeholder communities, think strategically and adapt quickly to new and daily challenges. I finished the graduate scheme in 2017 and now I’m the Project Manager for a portfolio of 12 projects.

I enjoy being a Project Manager as its challenging, fast paced and every day is different. I get to work with a variety of people, and I enjoy the responsibility and the accountability that comes with the day to day running of a project. I quickly learned that to be a successful Project Manager you had to develop good relationships with colleagues and stakeholders based on mutual trust and respect, be proactive & always embrace new challenges & opportunities whatever they may be.

Working as a Project Manager at Raytheon has been incredibly rewarding & I’m looking forward to developing in my role & finding new ways to improve”.
Three years post GLDP

Candidate Requirements:

  • A minimum of a 2:1 degree in a relevant degree discipline and 120 UCAS points
  • Excellent STEM skills demonstrated through academic achievement
  • Overwhelming desire to succeed in a fast-paced technical environment
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills to develop effective relationships
  • Flexibility on location & ability to travel to our UK facilities & overseas
  • Able to achieve required Security Clearances either SC or DV depending on which programme you are assigned to.

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester with presence across other customer sites also. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances. Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business.

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises of four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Standard Benefits:

  • £28,750 starting salary with twice yearly pay reviews during the first 2 years plus £3,000 joining bonus
  • 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements)
  • Flexible working arrangements can be considered wherever we can (depending on the role) so please enquire or highlight any request to our Recruitment team to explore flexible working possibilities
  • Membership fees for up to two Professional Organisations
  • Annual Graduate, Apprentice, Trainee & Early Career Conference
  • Wellbeing support – includes Occupational Health, Employee Assistance programme and Annual Flu vaccinations


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success. Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women’s Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), Raytheon Reservist Network (RaRe), Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities (RADA), RayPride and all work together with our Diversity & Inclusion council, and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

As a proud contributor to the HM Armed Forces, Raytheon UK signed the HM Armed Forces covenant in 2014. Due to the varied activities and support to our Armed Forces & Reservists,
Raytheon UK has since been awarded the prestigious Covenant ‘Gold Award’ Employee Recognition.

Raytheon UK recognise that our people are the critical factor in our success, and we strive to provide challenging and rewarding careers.

Application Process

Visit the Raytheon Technologies Global website. Candidates are required to submit a CV (with predicted/achieved grades listed), cover letter and recent academic transcript.

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