BAE Systems Apprenticeships

Intermediate Apprentice – Manufacturing (Level 2)

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 an intermediate apprentice, you’ll become a technical expert, learning a specialist skill in areas such as engineering or manufacturing, through a blend of hands-on training and classroom learning.

You’ll get to apply your skills to real-life cutting-edge projects, and learn from the brightest minds in the business, all while gaining recognised qualifications to kick-start your career.

What’s in it for you?

Wherever you choose to start your career – whether that’s as a joiner, painter or scaffolder, 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: 16+
  • Minimum of 3 GCSEs (or equivalent) grade A*-E / 9-3 including English and Maths.


  • Age: 16+
  • 2 National 4s including English and Maths (excluding Application of Maths).

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:

  • Caulking/Burning
  • Joinery
  • Manufacturing Support
  • Logistics
  • Painting
  • Scaffolding

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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