College Students and Early Careers

Building the Leaders of Tomorrow   ___

Our leadership development programs at Lockheed Martin are designed to help our employees develop the skills and expertise they need to become effective leaders in their fields. Through a variety of training and mentorship opportunities, we provide our employees with the knowledge, tools and resources they need to take on new challenges and advance in their careers.


Whether you're an experienced professional looking to take the next step in your career, or an up-and-coming employee with potential for leadership, our programs are tailored to help you succeed. We focus on developing key leadership qualities like strategic thinking, communication, decision-making and problem-solving. We also offer mentorship opportunities with experienced leaders and networking events to help you build relationships with other professionals in your field.


We believe in investing in our employees and their professional development. Our leadership development programs are are just one of the ways we demonstrate our commitment to helping our employees reach their full potential and become the leaders of tomorrow.

Early Career
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Unlocking the Power of our Employees   ___

Unlocking the Power of our Employees

We strongly uphold the principle of fostering growth and advancement in each of our team members. Whether budding interns, accomplished professionals, or those transitioning from military service into the civilian workforce, we value the future of all of our employees and are committed to unlocking the potential in every individual. Our dedication extends to offering myriad opportunities for personal and professional development, demonstrating our unwavering belief in the strength and capabilities of our team.

  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Internal and external educational programs
  • Career-building programs
  • Skills and abilities enhancement
  • Networking with company leaders
  • Advancing your career through promotions

The Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE)

Entry Level at Lockheed Martin

We offer a comprehensive leadership development programs that provide participants with opportunities to refresh their leadership skills as well as learn about new business concepts. Examples of those courses include:

  • Advanced Business Case
  • Business Management Institute
  • Capturing New Business Institute
  • Competitive Intelligence/Positioning to Win
  • Contracts Leadership Institute
  • and more!


College or Internships at Lockheed Martin
We believe in the power of mentorship and offer a variety of programs to support our employees in their career development. Our expert mentors and advisors will provide you with the knowledge, values and skills you need to succeed in a career with us. We're committed to giving back to the community by extending our mentorship programs beyond Lockheed Martin to suppliers, small-business owners, high school students interested in STEM fields and more. 

Elevate Your Career Trajectory: Leadership Development Programs Build the Skills to Succeed

Unlock your leadership potential: Our development programs are tailored to your learning style, needs and schedule. They will prepare you for leadership roles at thorough classroom training sessions, online learning and special job assignments. Additionally, we provide tuition assistance to take your education to the next level. 


Learn about our commitment to developing exceptional leaders through our various leadership programs.

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Communications LDP (CLDP)


Accelerate your career in communications with CLDP: our full-time, two-year rotational program. As a participant, you will gain diverse experience in all aspects of communications including employee and executive communications, social media, marketing, media relations and more. 

This is your chance to learn from a group of the best in the business. 


Engineering LDP (ELDP)


Our intensive three-year rotational program will enhance your technical expertise and leadership skills while working with cutting-edge technologies and immersing yourself in the culture of Lockheed Martin.

Join us to make a significant career move while contributing to developing futuristic technologies.


Finance LDP (FLDP)


Immersed in the inner workings of the world's leading technology contractor, you'll develop the leadership skills to put you on the fast track to leadership opportunities through three annual rotations, during which you'll benefit from exposure to and mentorship from Lockheed Martin executives, and ample learning and training opportunities.

This three-year training program is an exciting avenue for enthusiastic, strategic thinking early-career individuals to gain experience and expertise in the world of finance and business operations.

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Human Resources LDP (HRLDP)


The HRLDP is tailorerd to fulfill the future needs of Lockheed Martin to ensure success in the industry with cutting-edge business practices. This program offers you rotational job assignments for a well-rounded experience that will enrich your skills in HR as well as your leadership abilities. 

Elevate your career by learning from the industry's top human resources team. 


Operations LDP (OLDP)


During our intensive three-year rotational program you will gain a solid foundation and on-the-job experience in critical business operations. You'll undergo three cross-functional rotations, working in various lines of business and geographical cultures to enhance your learning experience.

By joining our program, you'll develop skills in an industry at the forefront of technology and development. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to elevate your career!


Security LDP (SLDP)


Our Security LDP gives a comprehensive understanding of the role of security in achieving our strategic and operational objectives. Through two rotations in different business areas, participants will gain a broad perspective and hands-on experience in industrial security or classified cybersecurity, depending on their interests and skillsets. 

Advance your career by working with some of the latest technology and experts in the business. 

Samantha F-35
I made the best career decision of my life by joining ELDP. ELDP has provided me with the freedom to pursue my passion for flight testing while trying out new programs, locations, and roles to help me grow as a flight tester.
Flight Test Engineer
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Meet our Team


Our employees and our culture are the key to our success. To  learn more about the inclusive, forward thinking culture at Lockheed Martin, visit our blog page, Life at LM, to read stories directly from our employees.