We offer a range of flexible work options to help progress your career while balancing the other important elements of your life. Informal and formal flexibility arrangements are available including part-time work, condensed hours and working from home.
In addition to the standard annual leave, sick leave and long service leave provisions, we offer a range of ‘Flexibility@BAE Systems’ enhancements to support important life and cultural events.
Paid primary carers leave
Paid partner leave
Paid secondary carer leave
Up to 5 days
Paid fertility treatment leave
18 weeks / 3 days
Paid leave for pregnancy loss for stillbirth / miscarriage
Up to 5 days
Paid family and domestic violence leave
Up to 4 weeks
Getting married leave
Up to 5 days
Sorry business leave
to support ADF reservists
for study, donating blood, emergency services, sporting representation and jury duty.
We offer on-the-job training, leadership programs and opportunities to collaborate with leading experts in their field. We also provide you several structured training and development opportunities and programs to help you progress your career.
You will have regular conversations with your supervisor who will support you in creating or refreshing your own unique career development plan.
The Performance Development Review (PDR) is a critical enabler that helps each of us distil our strategic priorities into personal objectives and focus areas — and to ensure we have a clear understanding of what success looks like.
We will provide you with a series of essential learning activities as part of your on-boarding process and at regular intervals during your career.
These activities are fundamental to your success and the success of our company and cover topics such as safety, security, quality assurance, fraud and employee wellbeing.
Want to expand on your leadership, project management or social media skills?
You will have unlimited access to more than 500 interactive online courses that span diverse personal and professional topics.
Our work environment
We are committed to progressing a working environment that is inclusive and diverse, where all employees feel valued, respected, accepted and encouraged to fully participate and achieve their best. We have a number of programs that proactively support our strategic goals in this area.
Recognition and reward
The Chairman’s Awards acknowledge the exceptional ideas and achievements of our employees and industry partners and customers who have developed outstanding new and innovative ways to shape BAE Systems and contribute towards our global success.
Our employees are also recognised for their dedication and achievements that have directly helped us achieve our business objectives, positively contributed to the success of a project or an event or catalysed organisation improvements.
We formally acknowledge our employees for their contribution by awarding a Service Recognition Award upon reaching service anniversaries.
Diversity and inclusion
A diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business.
We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.
We want all of our people to feel like they matter and add value at work. We want to genuinely seek out diverse inputs and opinions, be role models of inclusive behaviour and have the support and courage to challenge when it does not occur.
We are committed to achieving gender balance. We belong to the WORK180 network as an endorsed employer for women. Our commitment to helping women thrive in the workplace is supported by our family flexible benefits.
We actively promote opportunities for you to be involved in community and outreach activities.
STEM Influencer Program
Ambassadors from across our business offer their expertise to bring to life the value of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects to careers and the wider world. The underlying goal is to inspire young people — our future workforce — to pursue a career in a STEM-related field.
We support Soldier On through its Serving On Program. Regular opportunities are available for you to be involved and support the activities of this not-for-profit veteran support organisation.
Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group
We invite our employees to be part of our Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group to help drive forward our commitments to our plan. This national working group comprises a group of employees passionate about understanding the historical, political and social factors and challenges that impact our First Nations communities, with a strong interest in advancing First Nations related issues.
Health and wellbeing
You and your family will have access to a range of services and benefits to assist with your health and wellbeing.
We provide free flu vaccinations to our employees each year.
Eye care and prescription glasses
Obtain discounts and offers on eye checks and spectacles through our partnership with SpecSavers.
Gain access to more than 70 health and fitness facilities across the country for a single membership rate.
Enjoy discounted health insurance and other benefits with our corporate health partners — Bupa, HCF and Medibank.
The Employee Assistance Program is a confidential counselling service available to our employees and their immediate family members to provide support for a wide range of personal and career related concerns, such as:
Building positive relationships
Proactive intra/inter-team or interpersonal communication
Embracing life and managing pressures
Grieving and bereavement
Resilience and emotional regulation
Mental health concerns and challenges
Managing change in work and personal environment
Types of assistance include:
Employee - Support and counselling for a broad range of personal and work related issues.
Manager - Coaching and advice to assist with a variety of people management issues and to develop your leadership competencies.
Family - Counselling for family members needing support across personal or lifestyle concerns.
Legal - Legal support and advice across family law, tenancy, real estate, consumer disputes etc.
Career - Career development and planning, resume and job seeking assistance, interview skills, vocational counselling.
Conflict - Strategies, tools and coaching to deal with difficult workplace and personal situations.
Nutrition and lifestyle - Advice about nutrition, sleep, resilience, mindfulness, addictive behaviours, retirement planning and positive lifestyle changes.
Money - Counselling to help you work through financial wellbeing concerns.
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Browse our careers site for current opportunities to progress your career.