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Graduate and Undergraduate Opportunities

Operations, Manufacturing & Production Engineering

Manufacturing, Production & Operations
Our Operations, Manufacturing & Production Engineers transform designs into products.
Manufacturing Engineers are responsible for supporting the manufacturing and construction teams to deliver to the best of their ability, helping to produce our cutting edge products in the most effective way, delivering to our customer at the highest quality, at the right time, within cost.
 
As a graduate/ undergraduate your enthusiasm will be put to good use, implementing the changes necessary to maintain the businesses reputation as a world class manufacturer.
 
As a graduate you will complete a number of individual placements of your choice within the manufacturing engineering team, which will give you a deep understanding of this essential discipline, projects could be:
 
  • Implement process improvements alongside the shop floor teams through root cause analysis and other lean manufacturing techniques
  • Developing facility layouts to maximise efficiency
  • Working with technical authors to write workmanship standards, process instructions etc.
  • Employing visual management
 
Meanwhile the Operations function is responsible for taking the designs, raw materials and plans and making our products a reality. When cost, safety and quality are all paramount, this can be quite a challenge.
 
Operations is one of the largest functions within BAE Systems and covers all aspects of manufacturing, construction and integration. As an Operations graduate you will be able to get involved at all levels of the business, from solving manufacturing problems on the shop floor, through to working on facility strategies or managing your own improvement projects. It is an exciting and diverse function, and so are the opportunities.
 

 

Roles Available

 
Our graduate and undergraduate roles open for applications from 1st September each year. These include the Graduate Development Framework (GDF)Applied Intelligence Early CareersIndustrial Placements and Summer Internships.
 
We ask you that you select and apply to one of our business units and if successful, you will be employed by that area of the business throughout the duration of your scheme.
 
The following roles are currently available:-
 
Graduate Development Framework
 
 
Industrial Placements
 
 
Summer Internships
 
 
 

Entry Requirements

 

To apply, you’ll need to have a minimum 2:1 Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject for our graduate scheme or on course for achieving a 2:1 for our undergraduate schemes.

Specific business unit requirements include:-

  •  Military Air & Information: Operations Management, Engineering with Management, Manufacturing and Operations Management, Manufacturing, Technology, Aerospace Engineering degree disciplines preferred.
  •  Naval Ships: Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths degree disciplines preferred.
  •  Land (UK): Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Systems, Science and Technology degree disciplines preferred.

 

Qualifications aside, manufacturing engineers need to solve complex problems across a range of areas so it requires individuals who are resourceful and motivated, with good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in an analytical way, even under pressure. 

In addition, you need to be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.

 

Learning and Development

 

We recognise that development is key to you fulfilling your professional potential and us delivering our business commitments. That’s why we’ve created schemes where you take ownership of your career aspirations and we give you support, training and practical experience to help you succeed.

First things first: your career with us starts with an induction to welcome you to your chosen UK business. Here, you’ll meet fellow graduates/ undergraduates and find out more about what your future holds. Then, shortly after joining, you’ll be assigned a mentor who can act as a source of advice and insight when you need it.

Whichever scheme you join, we’ll encourage and support you to reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about us, receive world-class training and support and perhaps most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in our projects – gaining the insights that can only come from real world experience.

 

Rewards: the complete package

 
  • Graduate starting salary of £28,000
  • £2,000 welcome payment (GDF)
  • 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 year
 
 
Closing dates: Industrial Placements / Summer Internships will close on 31st October 2017; the Graduate Development Framework will close on 30th November 2017 and Applied Intelligence Early Careers operate a first-come, first-served policy – early application advised across all vacancies. Only in exceptional circumstances will roles be available beyond these dates.
 
We are an inclusive employer and recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is imperative to deliver our strategy. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.