IT – Summer Internship
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IT – Summer Internship

Job description

An opportunity has arisen for an industrial placement within the 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… (role duties and responsibilities)

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

Rewards and benefits
You can make a real impact during your internship. And you can expect a real rewards package too over the 12 weeks, with 6.5 days’ holiday a potential fast track to our graduate schemes, subject to performance and availability.

What we are looking for

  • 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

You will also need to be available for the full 12 weeks.


To join our business or engineering summer internship schemes you must be on course for at least a 2:2 bachelor's degree in a related subject.

For finance, you must be on course for at least a 2:1 bachelor's degree in a related subject and also have 112 UCAS points (as per the 2017 UCAS tariff) or equivalent, excluding general studies.

For summer internship roles in cyber security you must be on course for at least a 2:1 bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering or maths subject and also have 128 UCAS points (as per the 2017 UCAS tariff) or equivalent, excluding general studies.

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

We are an inclusive employer and strive to recruit, retain and inspire the best people from the widest pool. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss any adjustments or arrangements, as required, to support your application.

As a defence contractor there are security obligations placed on the company meaning that all our applicants must be able to successfully achieve the relevant level of security clearance to join us.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 10/10/2019

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment


Additional job details

LocationKent · Rochester

£16,800 pro rata

£1,400 per month for consulting, engineering and project management roles in cyber security

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