BAE Systems Apprenticeships

Degree Apprentice – Engineering (Level 6)

Job description

What you’ll get?

A competitive starting salary, generous leave and a range of benefits including share schemes, discounts, and a pension. You’ll also get the opportunity to gain academic and vocational qualifications whilst working on live projects.

What you’ll do

As a degree apprentice you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds. Over 4-5 years, you’ll earn a full honours degree, while gaining invaluable industry experience working on world-leading projects, spanning from the depths of the ocean to the edges of space.

You’ll have the freedom to explore endless opportunities for development, with genuine recognition and reward, to build a career you’ll be proud of.

What’s in it for you?

Wherever you choose to start your career – whether that’s in engineering, technology, manufacturing or business services, you’ll receive all the support and training you need to reach your full potential.

Work-life balance is very important to us; you’ll enjoy generous holiday allowance and benefits including share schemes, discounts and a pension. You will feel included, gain continued support during the programme and will be left empowered to take your career as you see best suits you.

Entry requirements?

England and Wales:

  • Age 18+
  • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C/4-9 (or equivalent) including Maths, English and a minimum of 240/96 UCAS points, or equivalent. Some roles may also require Science, additional technical subjects or UCAS points.


  • Age 16+
  • 5 National 5s at grade C or above including English, Maths (excluding application of Maths) and a Science + 3-4 Highers at grade C or above (dependant on role) which must include English, Maths (excluding Application of Maths). Some roles may also require additional technical subjects.

Please note: some roles at BAE Systems are subject to security and export control restrictions and your nationality or place of birth may limit the roles you can undertake.

We have opportunities in the following areas:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Commissioning
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Combat Systems
  • Engineering
  • Quality

Why a BAE Systems apprenticeship?

Our apprentice programmes allow you to gain real-life experience and recognised qualifications, while earning a competitive wage. You’ll join a community of apprentices across the UK, and enjoy opportunities to collaborate at events and socials.

Around 99% of apprentices choose to stay on with us after completing their apprenticeship. And, being a global business, there’s a world of opportunities here for you to explore.

Start Date: August/September 2024

Additional job details

UK wide
Competitive salary

How to apply

What is the application process?

The stages of our application process include: a short online application. If you’re successful, you'll then complete an online assessment with interactive activities, and an on-demand video interview. The next stage is competency-based interview, either virtual or face-to-face.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 29 February 2024

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Closing date:  29 February 2024

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