Join our Combat Systems Team

Combat Systems - Astute and Type 45

Our combat systems form the ‘brains’ of complex warships and submarines, which crew members depend on to operate effectively in the world’s most difficult and dangerous environments. The integration of these complex platforms, their systems and subsequent support of vessels in service require people with unique expertise, including mechanical engineers, naval architects, detailed designers and combat systems engineers, as well as project managers and procurement experts.
Surrey may not have a coastline, but we have significant opportunities in Frimley and New Malden to work at the cutting edge of naval engineering, including for those who may never have previously considered a career in defence or maritime.

Current Vacancies

We have opportunities in our Combat Systems team across the UK, including Glasgow where we manufacture complex warships, Rosyth where the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers are assembled, Barrow-in-Furness where we manufacture submarines, Portsmouth and Filton, near Bristol, where our Royal Navy customers are based and New Malden and Frimley in Surrey.

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Early Careers

Combat Systems - Early Careers

You can now start your career in our Combat Systems teams as each year we recruit apprentices, graduates and existing students for paid summer internships and industrial placements. Investing in early careers opportunities is important to the long-term future of our Combat Systems teams, as well as our wider business.

We launched our first apprenticeship scheme for Combat Systems in 2014 and now have three apprenticeship schemes covering engineering and project management across Glasgow and Surrey.

Combat Systems is complex work, but we’re really encouraged by the high calibre of men and women increasingly choosing an apprenticeship as a viable and rewarding alternative to university.

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Combat Systems in Action

Our Combat Systems teams

Our Combat Systems teams have more than 45 years of experience in the design, development and integration of state-of-the-art naval combat systems for every major surface ship and submarine in the Royal Navy’s fleet and they’re in operation with more than 20 navies around the world.

We’re currently involved in some of the most complex engineering projects in the UK, including integrating the mission system on the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, the largest ships ever built for the Royal Navy and the combat systems on the UK’s most powerful attack submarines, the Astute Class. Meanwhile, our engineers are developing combat systems for the next generation of naval platforms, Type 26 Global Combat Ships and the Successor programme to the Vanguard submarines.

We’re also delivering a sea-change in capability with the development of revolutionary new technology like Shared Infrastructure, which will establish a common shared architecture across all Royal Navy warships and allow all software, from navigation to sonar, to be accessed from a single console.

That’s Inspired Work.