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Our industry-leading graduate programme demonstrates our commitment to growing the UK skills base and playing our part in developing the next generation of British specialists - for our business, for the defence sector and for the country as a whole
London, UK. September 20 2021 – Lockheed Martin, a global technology leader in aerospace, space and security is celebrating the ten year anniversary of its award-winning graduate programme. The programme, which recruits from universities throughout the UK and into all business functions - from engineering to supply chain - has benefitted over 350 graduates in that time, most of whom remain in the business today.
At an event held in London, alumni of the scheme along with new graduate members joined Lockheed Martin UK leadership to mark the 10th anniversary. Earlier this year, Lockheed Martin was ranked by The Job Crowd as one the top places for graduates to work at in the UK.
Lockheed Martin UK Chief Executive, Paul Livingston, said: “We are so proud of the investment that we make in young talent here in the UK. Our industry-leading graduate programme demonstrates our commitment to growing the UK skills base and playing our part in developing the next generation of British specialists - for our business, for the defence sector and for the country as a whole.”
David Lichtensteiger, alumni of the first graduate programme intake and currently an integration and test lead engineer with Lockheed Martin UK, said: “Lockheed Martin’s graduate programme gave me the chance to learn about what I want to do in a hands on way and to progress in my career - working on maritime domain projects from rotary to submarine systems. Seeing projects that you have contributed to in action, being deployed to protect the UK, makes me very proud.”
Lockheed Martin UK currently employs nearly 2,000 people at 20 sites across the country and is a patron and member of the 5% Club, a commitment to have five percent of the workforce in earn and learn positions, including apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formalised training schemes.
From mail sorting technology to helping build the UK’s first commercial spaceport, the innovations and partnerships help solve some of the world’s most complex challenges, contributing to the UK’s defence, security and prosperity.
Applications for Lockheed Martin’s graduate programme are now open with a virtual early careers event taking place at on 20 October, 2021.
For further information about Lockheed Martin’s early careers opportunities and how to apply, please visit the UK careers page.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 114,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
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Notes to editors:
Interviews are available on request with Paul Livingston, chief executive Lockheed Martin UK, members of the talent acquisition team and graduate programme.
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