BAE Systems PLC

BAE Systems PLC 2021 graduate opportunities

BAE Systems PLC

Who we are
At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure. That’s work that inspires us.

What you can expect
As one of the world’s most innovative companies, we can offer you an exciting and challenging career. If you have the drive and enthusiasm to improve within your chosen field, you’ll receive the support you need to be creative and pioneering in all sorts of ways.

What we expect
Passion. That’s our secret. You’ll need it here to be successful. We want you to see opportunity where others see problems and find a way through challenges that others can’t navigate. You’ll use our extensive resources and the skills you’ll develop to collaborate with your team and find solutions to real problems.

We place great importance not only on what we do, but how and why we do it. We encourage our employees to take pride in their work and the role we play for our customers and our communities. Working for BAE Systems, you can go home at the end of each day knowing that what you do really makes a difference.

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Case Studies

  • Name: Alex Hewitt
  • Role: Graduate Development Framework - Maritime
  • University: Newcastle University
  • Degree: Naval Architecture

"I joined BAE Systems because it’s one of the few shipyards in the UK that still designs and builds ships, and I wanted my experience in the sector to include real production and operational knowledge."

"My role is to assess aspects of the vessel’s hydrodynamics performance – namely seakeeping, powering and manoeuvring. We do this using mathematical, computational and physical model tests, so a lot of my role involves having to understand the theory behind assessment methodology and ensuring that the assumptions they make are valid."

  • Training & Profiles

We recognise that development is key for you to fulfil your professional potential and for us to deliver on our business commitments. That’s why we’ve created a scheme where when you take ownership of your career aspirations, we’ll give you support, training and practical experience to help you succeed.

First things first: your career with us starts with an induction to welcome you to your chosen UK business. Here, you’ll meet fellow graduates and find out more about what your future holds. Then, shortly after joining, you’ll be assigned a mentor who can act as a source of advice and insight when you need it.

You’ll also participate in ‘Graduate Developing You’, a series of development modules delivered by Impact International, who are an award winning learning and development provider. The course, that brings graduates together from across the different businesses, aims to help you better understand yourself and others to drive better performance.

During the GDF you’ll also attend our UK Graduate Conference, which brings together graduates from across the globe to network, engage with a diverse range of managers and learn more about the inspiring work we do. There is also the opportunity to celebrate success through the Graduate Awards ceremony which takes place at the Gala dinner on Day 1.

All of this is designed to complement your placements, fuel your ambition, and give a depth to your training and career.

  • Application Procedure

What is the starting salary at BAE Systems?
£28,000 starting salary for Graduate Development Framework and Applied Intelligence graduate scheme. £30,000 starting salary for Finance Leader Development Programme and SIGMA leadership programme.

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