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Graduate and Undergraduate Opportunities

Operational Analysis Engineering

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As a graduate or undergraduate Operational Analysis Engineer you'll be involved in the design, development, support and marketing of major projects.
BAE Systems Military Air & Information (MAI) is the air sector of BAE Systems, responsible for the design and build of fixed wing military and training aircraft, as well as providing training, support and information services for the UK RAF and other customers worldwide.
Operational Analysis is integral to the design, development, support and marketing of all major projects throughout their lifecycle and provides an essential bridge between high level customer military requirements and lower level engineering requirements, as part of the overall systems engineering process. Operational Analysis also focuses on providing tailored, cost effective, military capability analysis of operations at all levels to enable its customers to make informed business decisions.  In particular, within key responsibilities to:
  •  Support the derivation of customer operational requirements through an understanding of customer doctrine and concepts and the relevant future operational environment.
  •  Assess the emergent properties of MAI Products i.e. Lethality, Survivability etc.
  •  Support the customer to develop the concept of operations. 
  •  Support definition of product development, sales & marketing and business case production.
Graduates joining MAI as an Operational Analysis Engineer will be offered challenging placements with the opportunity to become involved in a number of areas relating to Operational Analysis. 

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.
This role is currently closed - please continue to visit the website for further updates.


Entry Requirements

To apply, you’ll need to have a minimum 2:1 Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or STEM subject to join the Graduate Development Framework.
You will need to be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.
Qualifications aside, you’ll also need an analytical mind, a keen eye for detail and a highly methodical approach to work. A strong communicator, you’ll know how to collaborate effectively with both internal and external customers.

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.


Starting Salary

  •  Graduate: £28,000 per annum
  •  Industrial Placement: £18,000 per annum
  •  Summer Internship: £16,800 (pro-rata) per annum 
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.