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BAE Systems

BAE Systems Graduate Programme
Competitive
Location Nationwide
Starts Aug 2022
Deadline ASAP

Join our Graduate Programmes

At BAE Systems we serve, supply and protect those who serve and protect us. Ours is a culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and is a place where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, no matter what their background.

Location: Nationwide

What you will be doing

Our graduate programmes will prepare you with the skills you need to make a difference. Here, we'll help you make the very most of your talent; empowering you to be your best, whichever area you choose to join us.

If you are passionate about business or engineering, our graduate programmes offer a range of specialised opportunities in different business and engineering functions. Some are designed to develop technical experts and business specialists, whilst others are designed to develop managers at an accelerated pace, resulting in a leadership role. You’ll accelerate your learning with real world challenges, and be supported in your development towards a successful career within one of our UK businesses.

Engineering opportunities

• Electrical & Electronics

• Operations, Manufacturing, Production

• Mechanical Engineering

• Naval Architecture

• Software Engineering

• Systems Engineering

Business opportunities

• Business Development

• Commercial

• HR

• Information Management & Tech

• Procurement/Supply Chain

• Project Management

Your Learning and Development

The graduate programme is designed to give you ownership of your career aspirations, supported by training and practical experience to help you succeed. After an induction in your chosen UK business, you’ll be assigned a mentor who will offer insights and experience when you need it. You’ll also participate in development modules with graduates across our different businesses. All of this is designed to complement your career development, fuel your ambition, and give depth to your training and career.

What you will have

We’re looking for graduates and undergraduates who have the passion and commitment we need to help us stay ahead. To join us on the graduate programme you must have a minimum of a 2:2 Bachelor's degree in a subject related to your chosen area of work. Once you begin your search you will find specific details on preferred degrees within each role type. We’ll also look for you to demonstrate exceptional problem solving and analytical skills and have the flexibility and resilience to thrive.

How to apply

We ask all candidates to apply online using our application form to ensure our selection process is fair and consistent. Following your online application you will be invited to undertake a virtual assessment involving gamified assessment challenges and recorded questions. If you are successful, you’ll be invited to either a virtual or face-to-face interview.

Our main recruitment window runs from the beginning of September every year. Please note: where sufficient applications have been received, roles will be closed, therefore early application is advised.

We are an inclusive employer and strive to recruit, retain and inspire the best people from the widest pool of talent. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss any adjustments or arrangements, as required, to support your application. Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Learn more about BAE Systems

We are BAE Systems

At BAE Systems we serve, supply and protect those who serve and protect us. Ours is a culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and is a place where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, no matter what their background.

With a workforce of 90,000 people in more than 40 countries, we’re committed to nurturing talent and developing highly skilled colleagues - empowering our people to drive innovation, make the right decisions and solve complex challenges.

With a long history of innovation and excellence behind us, and ambitious plans for the future, BAE Systems is a place where you can start, and grow, your career with confidence. Wherever your career interests lie – from engineering, finance or project management, to manufacturing, consulting, technology, or wider business disciplines – at BAE Systems, you’ll have the chance to make a real impact, where it counts, whichever team you join.

If you’re in your first or penultimate year, and want to gain insight and build skills, we offer three-month summer internships and twelve-month industrial placements across our business. You’ll receive on-the-job training within a structured framework, where you’ll develop technical expertise and professional skills such as commercial awareness and problem solving. You can choose between a range of engineering disciplines as well as business roles including project management, finance and consulting. And best of all, if successful on your internship, you could end up fast-tracked onto a Graduate programme the following year.

With graduate opportunities nationwide, joining a BAE Systems programme means you’ll learning through valuable hands-on experience and formal training – developing a career, from day one. Upon completing your graduate programme, and if you demonstrate the passion and potential to lead, you could even find yourself on BAE Systems’ Future Talent Programme, helping us to meet our most significant business challenges.

At BAE Systems, we’re not just proud of what we do, we’re proud of how we do it. So when you join us, you’ll be part of an inclusive culture that’s committed to working to the highest ethical and environmental standards, making a positive contribution to the countries and communities in which we operate.

Join us, this is a place where you can make a real difference – apply now.