September 14, 2021
Military Officers Leadership Programme

The GE and Dowty Military Officers’ Leadership Programme (MOLP) is a fast-track training and development programme aimed at former military employees generally leaving the service with 8+ years of experience. Spanning two years, with three rotations of eight months duration, the programme takes talented military officers with proven leadership skills and transitions that experience into commercial acumen and customer awareness. A key component of the MOLP programme is the mentoring and guidance that participants receive from senior company executives. 

The MOLP is a unique opportunity to work in three eight-month rotations within Dowty Propellers and GE Aviation. Qualified candidates are selected to start their careers in a two-year rotational training programme, which includes on-the-job training, formal classroom training and coaching/mentoring by senior staff.  As a MOLP, you may perform rotations in several different functional or business areas including engineering, programmes, supply chain, sales or marketing. MOLP is offered to those who have excelled in their military careers, and have a proven record of dealing with challenging, less defined, scopes of work as you will be expected to develop strategies and plans to succeed in a variety of business challenges.  During this leadership programme you will be expected to:

  • Utilise your skills and experience to execute business or engineering objectives, and effect short-term and long-term business goals
  • Provide leadership on assigned projects to ensure financial or contractual execution through established company procedures
  • Provide programme or project management for production or engineering development projects
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary project team, providing technical direction and drive, to satisfy project deliverables
  • Organise and support programme and technical reviews with internal and external customers
  • Deliver professional, high quality results to customers by managing, expediting and influencing priority activities across our matrix organisation
  • Manage key business metrics (schedule, cost) for assigned projects, and generate regular programme updates for internal management
  • Assist in sales campaigns for new and modified contracts and proposals
  • Perform marketing assessment of competitors, products and services
  • Successfully transition into industry leadership by rapidly developing business and engineering leadership skills



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • Commissioned Military Officer


Desired Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred
  • Proven record of success throughout military career
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly and eager to develop business acumen and master new roles
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to be accountable for actions
  • Ability to solve problems, delegate, and achieve difficult goals