Mechanical Graduate Programmes - BAE



What you will be doing

Design, develop and test complex mechanical systems and turn ideas into products. You’ll learn how to generate concept ideas and turn them into viable solutions, gaining experience of 3D modelling and analysis tools that will help you factor in considerations including materials, manufacture, assembly, cost and performance. As a Mechanical Engineer you’ll be the one who turns ideas into products. You’ll be involved in the design, development and testing of the complex mechanical systems. In the early stages of a project, you’ll apply scientific principles and technical information to generate concept ideas. After this you will select the most suitable design and turn it into a viable solution.

Successful applicants will join a multi-disciplinary engineering function providing expertise to support in-service and new ammunition products. The roles are to develop Mechanical and Systems Engineering solutions to support customer requirements.

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for technical aspects of your respective programmes covering both new product development, evolution of existing products and supporting the manufacture of in-service products. You will apply scientific principles and logical reasoning to generate and evaluate technical information to identify engineering solutions. The projects you will be involved in cover all phases of a product’s lifecycle; concepts, development, risk reduction, testing, qualification, production and in service support. You will work with a team of engineers to deliver a variety of project goals, depending on project size and complexity.

This diverse role will provide you with the opportunity to engage with all different engineering disciplines, as well as gaining a wealth of experience in this area. There will also be opportunity to engage with many other functions within BAE Systems on a wide range of projects.

Follow you passion with the following responsibilities:

  • Conducting and managing product and process design, development, test and evaluation activities for Ammunition products
  • Conducting and managing trials in a safe and suitable manner, from planning through trials execution to reporting and presenting conclusions • Preparing technical documentation, including reports, procurement specifications and requirement specifications
  • Conducting and supporting technical investigations
  • Developing and using safe systems of work in a development and production environment
  • Working with suppliers, both internal and external, to ensure that technical and quality requirements are achieved for manufactured items to time and schedule
  • Developing inspection and quality controls for components and assembled products
  • Contributing to technical, design and project reviews where required
  • Contributing to the Risk Management process

What you will have

As a minimum requirement you’ll need to have obtained, or predicted to obtain, a 2:2 in your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

What we have on offer for you

Take your first steps in a career that motivates, rewards and evolves. At BAE Systems you’ll be working on exciting, world-leading engineering and business projects from day one. Our graduate scheme will prepare you with the skills you need to navigate situations that bring others to a standstill. We will help you make the very most of your talents. We place great importance not only on what we do, but how and why we do it. We are passionate, collaborative, and take pride in work that helps our customers and communities. Working for BAE Systems, you’ll go home at the end of each day knowing what you do really makes a difference.

Security / Export Control

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.

Working with us

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

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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.

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