Employer profile

BAE Systems

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Updated: October, 2017

About BAE Systems

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 83,100 people in over 40 countries.

Working with customers and partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability and national security solutions – helping to protect people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

That’s work that matters and inspires us.

What you can expect

As one of the world’s most innovative companies, we can offer you an exciting and fulfilling 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.

Our graduate schemes

The Graduate Development Framework (GDF) is our two-year scheme that develops people who are passionate about, and show great potential in, their chosen field of business or engineering. Each year we take in approximately 160 graduates.

By combining formal learning with real challenges across a number of placements, the GDF will give you a solid foundation for a successful career within one of our UK businesses. Starting salary of £28,000 per annum.

The Finance Leader Development Programme (FLDP) is our five-year fast-track graduate scheme, which seeks to prepare individuals to become finance directors of the future within our organisation, through an accelerated programme of training and practical experience. The programme includes a structured and fully supported route to the highly respected Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification. It will also equip you with all the leadership and management skills necessary to become one of the finance function’s senior leaders. Starting Salary of £30,000 per annum.

Sigma is our three-year fast-track leadership programme created for people of the very highest potential. With only a few places available each year, it’s unique, quick paced and aimed at giving individuals a breadth and depth of knowledge across multiple business areas. There are two streams within the programme; business and engineering. Each is tailored to ensure that you develop the core skills and behaviours to be an engineering or business leader of the future. Starting Salary of £30,000 per annum.

Essential information

There are many benefits to joining one of our graduate schemes including:

  • A minimum starting salary of £28,000
  • A welcome payment of £2,000
  • 25 days holiday
  • Regular performance and salary reviews
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Car lease and share schemes
  • Our undergraduate schemes
  • 12-month Industrial Placements

If you have the talent, now is the time to prove it. We have approximately 60 one-year placements available each year and all offer you the chance to develop new skills and gain valuable industry experience in the real world.

Summer Internships (12-weeks)

A Summer Internship at BAE Systems will give you invaluable insight into working life. If you secure one of the 100+ placements available across our UK business, you’ll receive on-the-job training, within a structured framework. It’s a great way to see theory in practice. We have a range of Business and Engineering roles available with a salary of £16,800 per annum pro-rata.

Industrial Placements (12 Months)

If you have the talent, now is the time to prove it. We have approximately 60 one-year placements available each year and all offer you the chance to develop new skills and gain valuable industry experience in the real world. We have a range of Business and Engineering roles available with a salary of £18,000 per annum.

What are we looking for?

To apply, you’ll need to have a minimum 2:1 bachelor's degree in a related subject for our graduate scheme or on course to achieving a 2:1 for our undergraduate schemes, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.

See a selection of our videos:

We are BAE Systems

Inside BAE Systems

Application tips from BAE

Our graduate and undergraduate roles open from 1 September 2017. Graduate roles will close on 30 November 2017 and our Summer Internships/ Industrial Placements will close on 31 October 2017.

Work sectors

engineering and manufacturing

Location

East of England, North West England, South East England, South West England

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