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Company Profile - SELEX GALILEO


SELEX Galileo, of Finmeccanica, is a 1.7bn EUR leading company in the defence electronics markets, with a distinctive strength in airborne mission critical systems and a wide range of capabilities for the battlefield and for homeland security applications.
Owning its core technologies from start to finish and continuously pursuing innovation, with a 15% on revenues invested in R&D, SELEX Galileo contributes to its customers most challenging needs for situational awareness, protection and sensors systems solutions.

Who are we?

With core operating bases in the UK, Italy and the US, its home markets, and a workforce of 7,000 highly skilled people, SELEX Galileo is a true global business, with customers on five continents and about 40% of sales coming from outside its core markets.
With a unique heritage in the sector, stretching back more than 100 years, today SELEX Galileo is proud to be the preferred supplier to over 70 armed forces around the world, to worldwide government agencies supporting them to successfully perform their surveillance tasks and effectively partners with most international platform and large systems manufacturers to deliver state of the art and next generation defence electronics solutions.


SELEX Galileo are proud to be accredited in the UK by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Physics.
This means that these Institutions recognise that participation in the Programme counts towards full membership of these Professional bodies leading to Chartership. The Company offers business and engineering graduates financial support for professional training in pursuance of accreditation.

Career Opportunities

The Trans-national Graduate Programme gets off to a flying start with an exciting induction for all new graduates focused on teambuilding and developing an understanding of the SELEX Galileo business environment and the importance of our customer.

Graduates will return to demanding roles within the business, working on real projects with real responsibility. Some graduates will have the opportunity to undertake placements at different sites and in different parts of the Business and so gain significant exposure and experience over the 2 years.

All graduates are encouraged to have a career development plan that is monitored by you the graduate, your Line Manager, Human Resources and your Mentors - so there is ongoing support to champion your career progression at all times.

Training and Development

The Transnational Graduate Development Programme aims to facilitate new Graduate's induction into the SELEX Galileo business environment, providing a supportive transition between academic life and Industry. An accelerated programme specifically tailored for graduates. It places an emphasis on the importance of providing continuous training and opportunities for career development within a Transnational Company


The programme consists of three elements: Local Based Modules, International Module and the Graduate International Conference.


SELEX Galileo runs a Mentoring scheme to give you additional support and objective career advice from senior managers and leaders.

In addition to the schedule of training activities, there are ongoing opportunities for stretch assignments, projects and activities throughout the two years. These include working with pupils from local schools under the Education Liaison strategy and going to Universities across the UK to attend career fairs and employer presentations on behalf of the Company. These experiences all add to the first class, on-the-job training that makes the Trans-national Graduate Programme interesting, diverse and challenging.

What we look for

Engineering roles require a 2:2 or above


Business roles require a 2:1 or above


Security regulations

A significant proportion of our business is currently engaged on contracts that are governed by UK and Foreign government security regulations. Due to the sensitive nature of this work there are restrictions imposed upon these contracts and visibility of any information related to them. UK nationals can usually work on these contracts. Other groups can have restrictions which may limit their career development or their ability to work on specific projects.

How to apply

See our vacancies in the right hand viewing pane.

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