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Everyone here encourages you to realise your aspirations and use your skills in the best way possible. Sophie

From the most seasoned technical professionals through to the most inquisitive of students, it takes people of all levels to do the work we do. So whether you're just starting your career or have years of building, testing, managing and creating one-offs, there's a place for you. In fact, you don't even need to be a technological expert to realise the future. So explore below to find out where you fit in.

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Software Engineering

Software Engineering

Our software teams use a huge range of products, from enterprise-class server systems and custom mobile applications to everything in between. To learn more about these teams, have a look at our dedicated Software page.  


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There’s an incredible variety to the projects at HMGCC. Because we create one-offs and low volume runs, there’s always a new challenge to test your skills and keep your mind fresh and our state of the art facility is the perfect place to hone your expertise.

Our facility is capable of:

  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Precision Water Jet Cutting
  • Spark Erosion
  • 5 Axis Machining
  • Paint Shop
  • Precision Colour Matching and Paint Mixing
  • 3D Scan and Render
  • Additive Manufacture
  • PCB Fabrication
  • Optical Inspection
  • Automated Continuity Testing
  • Automated Component Selection
  • Automated Component Placement
  • X-Ray Inspection
  • ATE Testing
  • Complex Sub Assembly
  • Final Assembly


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Corporate & Support

Corporate & Support

You don’t have to be a technical specialist to play a vital part in HMGCC’s work. Our Project teams can only bring their ideas to fruition with the right structure, resources and support in place. Your expertise in IT, Finance, HR, Administration, or as part of our vital Service Operations Centre, will be highly valued and genuinely important to our success.


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Project and Programme Management

Project and Programme Management

When you create one-offs that realise the future, you need one-off project and programme management to help bring everything to life. Your knowledge and understanding of planning, monitoring and delivery will see you involved at every beat of a product’s lifecycle. Without you, some of the most exciting innovations wouldn’t get anywhere near the light of day.


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Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

At HMGCC, our Systems Engineers are the champions of best practice, raising the standards by closely collaborating with both Government and industry. With a considered, conscious and pragmatic approach to engineering, you’ll deliver one-off projects, making sure that they’re greater than the sum of their parts. Ultimately, it’s about getting the best value for our customers by combining your vast expertise with a consistent pursuit for excellence.


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Hardware Engineering

Hardware Engineering

With a mixture of engineering and academic backgrounds, our Hardware teams design and deliver a whole spectrum of technology, ranging from satellite communications to 8-bit and 32-bit systems. Sometimes, we do this by using what’s out there in the market whilst at other times we make our own custom and innovative hardware solutions. Either way, our Electronics and Embedded Engineers are always looking at how we can push technology to its limits.



I found out about HMGCC at an open day, and joined straight after uni.Steven

It’s fast-paced, challenging and yours to make your own. For graduates, our unique environment offers the chance to make an immediate and ongoing contribution to the entire development lifecycle of products, systems and solutions that are vital to the nation’s security.

Your progression will be down to you. Whether you want to work your way into leadership or become an expert in your field, we’ll provide all the support and opportunities you need to go far.

Training is not confined to work experience alone, far from it. Through Continuing Professional Development, our goal is to make sure that all of our people, both newly qualified graduates and highly experienced professionals, achieve - and continue to achieve - their full potential.

Plus if you discover a training course, career pathway in another HMGCC area, or a professional membership you want to obtain, we can certainly support that too.


Landing Zone

There’s plenty of scope for Engineering graduates to make an impact at HMGCC. So much so that we’ve designed the Landing Zone for you to find your feet and work out the best place for you.

The Landing Zone will see you spend up to three months working on real projects while we work out which of our teams is a natural fit for you. You’ll be trained up on our style of Engineering and get experience of our domains and toolsets, and then together we'll work out where you’ll begin your exciting career.

Graduate benefits

Graduates get all of the fantastic benefits that everybody at HMGCC receives, including:

  • Competitive starting salary – see the advertised job descriptions for the current rates
  • Robust progression system
  • Mentoring and buddy support
  • Working on real life projects right from the start
  • Online training and eLibrary access
  • Chartership/accreditation route for professional membership - BCS, IET, APM