Talent Acquisition Specialist at QinetiQ Australia

  • Shift Full-Time

Job Description

Talent Acquisition Specialist at QinetiQ Australia

QinetiQ employs more than 8000 people in more than 50 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers’ most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

A (working) life less ordinary.  As a member of our dynamic People & Capability team, that’s yours for the taking!


We enjoy a supportive and inclusive culture, flexibility, trust and generous benefits.  We embrace hybrid and remote working.  We have fun.  We deliver too – interesting projects and exceptional service to our internal customers and candidates.   For a (working) life less ordinary, read on!


Your opportunity

We were sad to recently see one of our beloved team members leave but thrilled for her as she embarks on running her own business.  As a result, we have an opportunity in our internal Talent Acquisition team!  Our team is responsible for partnering with key business stakeholders to anticipate, plan for and deliver fit for purpose talent attraction and sourcing strategies.


In terms of location, we’re flexible to consider candidates in Adelaide, Melbourne or Brisbane.  In terms of the role, it will ideally be delivered part time @ 32 hours per week (flexible as to how that is worked) but there is also scope for full time hours for a less experienced recruiter earlier in their career.  We’ll be flexible for the right person.


The specifics

In terms of details, in this specialist role you will:

  • Partner with key business stakeholders to develop an understanding of business requirements and forecast hiring needs

  • Use labour market expertise to develop sourcing strategies that identify appropriate talent in the external market

  • Manage end-to-end recruitment processes from brief to offer

  • Create and maintain pipelines of talent for future roles based on knowledge of forecast hiring needs

  • Work with local hiring managers and functional leads (where required), on appropriate and successful attraction strategies to satisfy vacancies at all levels and in all disciplines

  • Lead on proactive/strategic sourcing across multiple souring platforms

  • Where required, attend careers events in the regional as QinetiQ’s talent representative

  • Support and coach local hiring managers in the effective and consistent use of internal tools, systems and processes

  • Delight candidates with your personal and professional approach


Whist your portfolio will be varied, the main focus of this role will be on early careers recruitment, particularly in the graduate and internship recruitment seasons. 


As an ideal addition to our team, you’ll present with:

  • A background in end-to-end recruitment – internal or agency

  • Experience recruiting across a range of disciplines but ideally within the early careers field (graduates, interns, trainees and/or apprentices) 

  • Well-developed creative writing skills including an ability to write compelling recruitment advertisements/content

  • A strong customer service orientation and an ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Outstanding communication and time management skills

  • A strong team orientation, can-do approach and a passion for candidate experience


Whilst not essential, experience with Success Factors or similar applicant tracking systems, experience with LinkedIn Recruiter and/or other talent search platforms and/or tertiary level qualifications in HR or a relevant discipline will be highly regarded.


Due to the nature of our work, you’ll need to be eligible for Australian Defence security clearance. 


Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are welcome and a copy of the position description is available. Please contact me; Cathy Riach, Head of Talent Acquisition (email:


Life at QinetiQ

At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.   You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed. Some of our benefits include:

  • Individual annual professional development allowance

  • Flexible work (including hybrid and remote working)

  • Leave purchase program

  • Loyalty leave program

  • Individual performance bonuses

  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance

  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back

  • Generous parental leave policy


A full list of our employee benefits can be found here:


Applications close Friday 24th March, 2023


As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers’ advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan, we also encourage applications from women, veterans and First Nations people. 

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