BAE Systems
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Information Technology Summer Internship

Job description

An opportunity has arisen for an Industrial Placement within BAE Systems Engineering department to carry out a range of engineering based activities in a dynamic environment. This role will be based out of our site in Rochester

We support a range of commercial and military platforms, including fixed and rotary wing aircraft, ground vehicles, human-machine interfaces and power management. Our systems operate in more than 100 countries with 25 air forces,30 manufacturers and 280 airlines. Around 1,500 professionals work here, all focused on delivering innovation and outstanding customer responsiveness. We are a rapidly growing and successful part of one of the world’s leading defence, security and aerospace companies.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you’ll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

What you will be doing

As an IT Summer Intern your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Developing new and enhanced functionality for business applications and software tools.
  • Tailoring, configuring and supporting third party COTS tools.
  • Identifying the root causes of support issues and working to increase end user knowledge of existing business applications and software tools.
  • Working as part of the wider IT team to help focus improvements in customer experience.

Security / export control statement
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.

Diversity and inclusion statement
We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

If you want to be part of our future working in partnership with the Royal Navy, then a career in Maritime Services awaits you.

What we are looking for

As an IT Summer Intern your skills will ideally include:

  • Knowledge of application development in one or more languages or tools
  • Knowledge of SQL or Oracle database technologies
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and organised


To apply, you’ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree. Accepted degrees: IT, or other suitable IT related degree which has some business analysis or technical coding modules.

  • IT development
  • Electrical hardware engineering
  • (Aeronautical) systems engineering

Accepted degree subjects

  • economics
  • mathematics
  • accounting and finance

Additional job details

Competitive salary

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 2 September 2020

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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