Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West; Gloucestershire; Wiltshire and North Somerset
Location of affected unit(s)
Boscombe Down
Repair And Installation Of Machinery And Equipment
Repair And Installation Of Machinery And Equipment
33.16 - Repair and maintenance of aircraft and spacecraft

111 - 251 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 September 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2017
Foreseen end date
1 March 2019


Defence technology company QinetiQ has announced plans to cut jobs at its site in Boscombe Down, Wiltshire. The company has identified 251 positions out of its total number of workers of 1,300 as at risk, though it is understood that the total number of redundancies will be 111. The decision to make staff redundant follows the announcement that the site will no longer be used to service military aircraft, but will instead maintain a civilian fleet. It is being reported that some roles will be dismissed in three months time, whereas for others the dismissals will take place over eighteen months.  


  • 22 September 2017: Salisbury Journal


Eurofound (2017), QinetiQ, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 92195, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92195.