Discover possibilities and uncover your potential through our career development and education assistance programs.

Our employees’ career aspirations are as diverse as the innovative systems, products, and solutions we deliver to our customers. We invest over $3.1 million* each year on a variety of programs, tools, and resources intended to guide and better support your career development.

Although we offer industry-leading education resources and assistance, we strongly encourage you to identify opportunities to apply your knowledge, skills, and abilities on the job and gain exposure to different areas of our business. Engaging in education, experience, and exposure to development activities will support you in the continued growth of your professional capabilities and career with us at Northrop Grumman.

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We mean it when we say anything is possible at Northrop Grumman. With the immense scale and scope of our business, you can shape your career with diverse roles that expand your expertise, feed your curiosity, and fuel your passions.

No matter where you are in your career journey, the Career Development Hub, Northrop Grumman’s all-in-one platform for career planning, networking and professional development, is here to support you.

Partner with your manager for career guidance while exploring these resources and tools:

Career planning. Plan your career journey to reflect your interests, passions, and professional goals with the help of a series of easy, actionable steps you can use and reuse, including ways to partner with your manager for productive career conversations.

Learning and Skill Development. Explore our industry-leading technical, leadership and functional development programs, as well as on-demand courses, videos, e-books, and “How Do I…” articles written by subject matter experts and validated by Northrop Grumman. Additionally, receive centralized access to our learning platforms such as Global Learning Exchange, Blue Ocean Brain, Workday, and sector and enterprise resources.

Performance Management. Discover resources to help you highlight your accomplishments and contributions, discuss career goals and aspirations, and get feedback and coaching on development areas.

Networking. Connect and build professional relationships within and across our organization. Explore mentorships, Employee Resources Groups, and communities of practice.

Job Experiences. Leverage Workday to showcase your skills, education, goals and contributions, and search for new roles all from one location.

Employee Career Development for Managers. Understand the benefits of employee movement and explore tools, resources and ideas to support employee retention, career planning, performance coaching and more.

Educational assistance is available to employees who want to continue to learn and develop skills/knowledge. Our educational assistance program supports employee development by providing resources such as:

  • Free Education Advice: Call 855-222-2398 to speak with an experienced advisor to tailor an educational program to your career goals and needs.
  • Tuition Savings at Accredited Schools: Access a network of accredited schools in a variety of locations (and online) to take advantage of reduced tuition costs and waived fees.

Learn more about EdAssist:

Take control of student debt with resources available to all employees

  • The Northrop Grumman Employee Discount Store provides a number of student loan refinancing options. Go to Employee Discounts and search “student loans” to see what’s available. 
  • The Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union (NGFCU) offers student loan refinancing exclusively to Northrop Grumman employees. To apply call 800-633-2848 ext. 1725 or visit One-on-one student loan counseling is also available through NGFCU’s financial well-being partner BALANCE at 888-456-2227.
BRAVO to our Stars Recognition and Service Milestone Programs

BRAVO to our Stars is an enterprise-wide recognition program that reinforces the company's commitment to motivating and rewarding our talented workforce. Through BRAVO to our Stars, you will find multiple ways to recognize your peers.

eRecognition– Recognize accomplishments, share appreciation, and celebrate the success and career milestone achievements of your teammates with customized eCards.

Monetary recognition - Managers are empowered to recognize employees with cash awards paid through payroll.

Service Awards- BRAVO to our Stars celebrates an employee’s first year anniversary with a printed yearbook featuring congratulations from co-workers and more. Then, for every five-year milestone anniversary, an employee will receive a printed yearbook and instructions on how to order a milestone award.

Retirement Awards - Within eight weeks of an employee’s official retirement date, BRAVO to our Stars will automatically generate a commemorative booklet and mail it directly to the employee. The booklet acknowledges and thanks the employee for their years of service with Northrop Grumman. The commemorative booklet will also include a catalog of award options.

For more information on the BRAVO to our Stars Recognition Program, resources/FAQs, and other ways to recognize please click here.

Note: Eligibility rules apply.  Participation by represented employees is governed by their respective collective bargaining agreements. For questions about eligibility, represented employees should consult their labor relations point of contact.

Northrop Grumman is committed to working with and providing reasonable workplace accommodations and adjustments to persons of all abilities, including persons with disabilities as well as religious accommodation requests. The Office of Workplace Accommodations provides adjustments to a job or work environment to support employee’s individual needs.

This dedicated tool is intended for requests made for reasonable accommodations, including, but not limited to, accessibility requests due to a disability, childbirth, pregnancy or related condition, religious or LGBTQ+/transition assistance.

Request Workplace Accommodations directly via the Employee Services portal.