BAE Systems
graduate scheme
Expires17 days

Consultant Graduate Programme

Job description

The role of a Graduate Consultant is to deliver a mixture of business and technical-related activities resulting in tangible outputs for our clients, often working alongside more experienced Consultants. Our Graduate Consultants are often the bridge between the business and technical delivery teams and operate across the full project lifecycle, from helping to identify the problem and defining the solution, to implementing and managing the change required for our clients to reach their goals. Graduate Consultants will learn a range of tools, techniques and approaches to equip them with the skills needed to best serve our clients.

As a Graduate Consultant, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects across our varied client base, which will enable you to explore and select a career path which builds on your particular strengths. Examples of day-to-day work could be:

  • Carrying out research, data collection and analysis
  • Evaluating and reconciling information gathered from multiple sources
  • Preparing presentations
  • Producing process maps in support of analysis work
  • Supporting the preparation and delivery of client workshops and focus groups
  • Solving complex and technical problems for clients
  • Communicating with stakeholders from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and clients

Project role descriptions

Business Analyst
As a Business Analyst you will work with our clients as part of a team to identify business issues or areas for improvement, capture requirements, develop and improve processes and support the development of business cases for future change.

Business Consultant
As a Business Consultant your role may involve elements of defining a client’s strategy, developing their future operating model and/or defining and supporting the client’s organisational change. You will be involved throughout the full lifecycle of projects: from early baselining activities through to a focus on sustainability, transition to business-as-usual and the delivery of clear business benefits.

Technical Consultant
As a Technical Consultant you will help clients to solve complex problems, meeting their business needs with solutions appropriate to their business strategy that have a significant technology or information systems component.

Cyber Security Consultant
As a Cyber Security Consultant you will help clients clearly understand their exposure to cyber security threats/risks and put in place pragmatic and cost effective controls. Identify, manage and treat risk to a client’s information and information technology assets.

Data Scientist
As a Data Scientist you will understand how to gain specific insight from data in order to address a business problem. You will creatively apply data science approaches to develop analytic results which turn data into information - information into knowledge and insights - and valuable, actionable insights into better decision making and game-changing strategies.

What to expect
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence is a fast-paced and agile business. The more you put into your role the more you will get out, building lasting professional relationships. You may get the opportunity to work with clients early on in your time with us which will require you to think on your feet and quickly get up to speed with our products and services.

Project allocation will vary depending on business needs, your skills and your aspirational field of expertise. You will not always be working on a project of your choice; however every piece of work will provide you with a valuable breadth of experience within our business and that of our clients.

You will be part of our Future Talent Community and be provided with a Career Manager who will support and guide you throughout your career with us. It’s not all work and no play; the Future Talent community regularly run social events and activities for all to get involved with.

We encourage you to immerse yourself within your project team who will be on hand to support you, providing on-the-job training, advice and support. You will be encouraged to continually build your internal and external networks – this will help you to learn more about the variety of opportunities within our business.

As a Graduate Consultant, you may be required to work on client sites which are away from your base location - this can be for an extended period of time. In this instance, all travel and expenses costs will be covered. If you have concerns about this; please speak to your recruitment contact.

Security clearance
Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for a position within BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Due to the nature of our, work successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government SC clearance prior to starting with us.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.

Starting: September 2020.

What we are looking for

Desired competencies

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Articulate, both verbally and in writing
  • Objective and logical with an enquiring and creative mind
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Resilience under pressure
  • Desire to learn
  • IT literate


  • On track to achieve/already achieved a 2:2 or above
  • 128 UCAS points or equivalent (as per the 2017 UCAS tariff)
  • Previous relevant industry experience (i.e. previous internship, work experience or placement)

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

How to apply

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Closing date:  14 February 2020

Expires17 days

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