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.
Our business placements are integral to our ability to deliver successful projects and vary each year depending on where we need your skills to make the most impact.
Cutting-edge innovations and world-leading technological developments are the foundation of our business and, as a result, we always have a wide range of engineering placements available.
In Finance, you won’t just be working on the financial aspects of some of the most exciting projects in defence, aerospace and engineering, you’ll also be working and learning from some of the most accomplished professionals in their fields.
Within Consultancy, you would have the opportunity to focus on equipping the client with a basic technical understanding of our capabilities and markets.
Within Technical Delivery, you will undertake a mix of technical challenges, business problem solving and client liaison which could be in a range of areas from Software Engineering to Cyber Security Technical Analysis.
Rewards: the complete package
Joining us means you’ll be expected to make a real impact. That’s why you can expect a real rewards package in return:
- Starting salary of £18,000 for Business, Finance and Engineering. For Consultancy or Technical Delivery the starting salary is £19,500 to £21,500 dependent on year of study
- Competitive pension scheme
- 25 days’ holiday per annum
- A conditional offer to join our Graduate Development Framework (subject to performance and availability of suitable roles), or BAE Systems Applied Intelligence graduate programme, without the need to re-apply and potential opportunities for sponsorship upon returning to university
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.
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.
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.
Although the academic requirements are important, you’ll also require equally strong personal qualities, such as the ability to be resilient, flexible, analytical yet practical and focused on taking responsibility for your own progression. Finance is a very hands-on profession that will see you working in demanding industrial environments, therefore it’s vital that you have the tact, confidence and tenacity to challenge accepted practices and manage cost savings.
You must also be flexible and willing to move to new locations annually to maximise your development while on the five-year programme.
Qualifications and experience requirements
To join our Industrial Placement scheme, you must be on course to achieve at least a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree. This can be in any subject for our business or finance opportunities and must be in an engineering, technical, numerical or scientific subject for our consultancy, engineering or technical delivery placements. For our finance placements, you also need 280 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding General Studies).
Accepted degree subjects
Contract and working hours
How to apply
Our selection process works on a first-come, first-served basis.
We ask all candidates to complete the same online application to ensure our selection process is fair and consistent.
Your online application will then go through a variety of selection methods, either online or face-to-face, and is likely to conclude at an assessment centre.
We particularly welcome applications from women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities, and will make reasonable adjustments to our application and selection process for people with disabilities.
You can find information on the full range of placement opportunities, and details of how to apply via the apply now button.
Closing date: Continuous recruitment
This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 15/10/2017