Business Development Placement at Lockheed Martin

Where: Ampthill, United Kingdom

Deadline: February 21, 2020

Type: Placement Year

About the Company

Lockheed Martin UK is the UK-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Headquartered in London and with 16 key sites across the UK, employing approximately 1,700 people.

We are a strategic partner to the Government and a major contributor to the UK economy. As the fifth largest supplier to the Ministry of Defence, we spend approximately £1 billion each year, supporting over 1,000 companies in our supply chain. We offer challenging, fulfilling careers with opportunities for apprentices, interns, graduates as well as experienced professionals.

A career with Lockheed Martin means not only a competitive salary and benefits package, but also includes inspiring career development opportunities, a real commitment to work/life balance and a working environment that truly supports your ability to excel. In addition to our corporate office in Central London, our four different business areas operate across 16 key sites across the UK from Cornwall in the south west of England to Glasgow in the west of Scotland.

About the Role

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Business Development Placement Student who is keen to develop their career in Business Development. The Placement Student will play a key role in supporting the Business Development team at Lockheed Martin whilst acquiring valuable experience and skills which will support their future career.


  • Market intelligence and competitor research in support of major defence programmes
  • Facilitate workshops to support company in pursuit of new business opportunities
  • UK defence industry exhibition support and attendance as Business Development representative
  • Attend customer and industry briefings in support of building industry knowledge
  • Work with business areas to understand new defence contract opportunities
  • Day to day team support through management reporting, including monthly orders, budget control and business performance outlook
  • Participate in education outreach and charity activities


Candidates should be studying for a marketing, business, finance or economic degree

  • Motivation and a desire to contribute to a dynamic business
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative and enthusiastic with energy and commitment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a team
  • The ability to prioritise and multi-task where required
  • Background in business, marketing or financial studies
  • Passion for the defence industry
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software

How to apply

Click here to apply for this role (Ref ID: 2396V)