Graduate Opportunities | BAE Systems | Cyber Security & Intelligence

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Graduate Opportunities

Graduate Opportunities

Our People
Your future, your development, your choice
As a graduate in BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, you'll have the opportunity to enter one of three roles within our business;
  • Graduate Consultant
  • Graduate Engineer
  • Delivery Management Graduate 
While each role is different, everyone at BAE Systems shares a dedication to finding and creating the right solutions for our clients. We offer a unique blend of learning on the job, while being supported by the very best in the industry to make sure you hit the ground running. We offer you real responsibility from your first day, with the ability to work on cutting edge, industry leading technology projects, where you make a real difference.

Graduate Consultant

We offer you the opportunity to work on a range of projects with different clients during your time as a Graduate Consultant, depending on your skills, interests and our clients’ current business needs.
Our graduate consultants are often the bridge between the business and the technical delivery teams and operate across the full length of the project lifecycle; from helping to identify the problem and defining the solution, to implementing and managing the change required for our clients to reach their goals.
As a Graduate Consultant, you could work across a number of disciplines within our business, these include; Business Consulting, Technical Consulting, Security Consulting, Data Consulting, Creative Consulting and Business Analysis.

Graduate Engineer

As a Graduate Engineer you will work as a part of a project team, alongside skilled and experienced individuals who are motivated to train and coach you on the day-to-day skills required to work closely with our customers, both internal and external.
You will learn the tools, techniques and approaches used by Engineering professionals and apply them in a controlled environment to ensure projects are delivered on time, to quality and to budget.
During your time as a Graduate Engineer, you will be placed into a number of disciplines within the business (depending on your background and aspirations!) these include; Engineering Management, Software Engineering, Application Support & Maintenance, Systems Engineering & Architecture, Physical Science & Technology and Infrastructure Engineering.

Delivery Management Graduate

The role of a Delivery Management Graduate is to harness the expertise of our talented and highly experienced Programme Managers, Service Delivery Managers and Planning, Monitoring and Control professionals to successfully deliver a mixture of business and technical Projects, Programmes and IT Services.
Our Delivery Management graduates have the opportunity to experience the range of services we offer our clients. They would typically operate across the entire project lifecycle and learn to take accountability for the successfully delivery of various projects. Over time you will take accountability for the successful delivery of Projects and Services by ensuring that high quality planning, control and assurance practices are followed on all aspects of delivery.
As a Delivery Management Graduate you could work across a number of disciplines within our business, these include; Project, Programme & Portfolio Management, Planning, Monitoring & Control and Service Delivery Management.

Your Development

Your development is important to us. From day one, you’ll get your own personal career manager/mentor, who will offer guidance and support throughout your career. Once you have joined BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, alongside all graduates, you will work through our Graduate Development Programme. The programme consists of a set of 5 training modules which will help develop you towards a more specialised career path.
Graduate Opportunities Infographic
Throughout your time as a Graduate, there will be plenty of opportunities for structured development, a range of projects to get involved in, and the opportunity to attend regular events. Due to the nature of our business, we don’t have rigid role rotations. However you are likely to get involved in several different projects to ensure your skills are developed and enhanced.


Our Recruitment Process

Unlike some companies, we don’t run assessment centres, or require you to complete any online numerical tests. We assess each application individually, and make an informed decision on which role is right for you as you move through the interview process. What we do ask for is a minimum of 300 UCAS points, alongside (or on track to achieve) a 2:1 bachelors degree within a science, technology, engineering or mathematics discipline.
An overview of our recruitment process can be seen below:
  • Stage 1: Upload a CV and answer a few short questions
  • Stage 2: First interview (involving a case study)
  • Stage 3: Second interview (involving a presentation)

Your Rewards

  • £28,000 - £32,000 starting salary, depending on skills and experience.
  • £1,000 expensed relocation allowance
  • £2,000 interest free graduate loan
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days annual leave per annum
  • Share incentive plan