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Who we are

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 82,500 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.

What we expect

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.

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.

BAE Systems is one of the world’s most innovative companies, delivering a range of services from technology-led defence and aerospace systems to cyber security.  The company’s Graduate Development Framework (GDF) enables talented graduates to develop their potential.

With over 18,000 engineers in the UK, the company supports professional accreditation and offers opportunities across a wide range of engineering disciplines.  Openings in the defence and aerospace business cover everything from civil, electrical, manufacturing and naval architecture, to research, software and systems.

Alongside this, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence offers more than 120 positions each year in software engineering, technical consulting, electronic engineering, delivery management and business consulting roles.  Over 18 months, it equips people to contribute to a world-class reputation for developing innovative, cutting edge solutions.

There is also a continual need for people who can add real value in the fields of business development, commercial, human resources, information technology, procurement and project management.

Then there’s the five-year, fast-track finance graduate scheme, preparing individuals to become Finance Directors of the future.  The programme includes a structured and fully supported route to the highly respected Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification. 

Finally, Sigma is a three-year, fast-track leadership programme for people with the very highest potential.  With only a few places available each year, it is unique, fast-paced and designed to give individuals breadth and depth of knowledge across multiple areas in business or engineering.

Rewards: the complete package

Joining us means you’ll be expected to make a real impact. In return, you can expect a reward package that delivers:

  • Graduate minimum starting salary of £28,000 
  • £2,000 welcome payment
  • Regular development reviews
  • Mentoring
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Car lease and share schemes
  • 20% of salary available up front as an optional advance
  • 25 days’ holiday per annum