We welcome over 100 graduates each year to roles in Engineering, Consulting and Project Management. The project-driven nature of the business means that we don't just have one intake; you are able to join in January, February, September or October.
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, not just following someone around or rotating every 3 months. We give you work on cutting edge, industry leading technology projects, where you make a real difference. We provide you with a career mentor assigned to you on your first day, but with achievable career targets and an over-arching development plan.
We have various pathways designed for a variety of ages, experience and career aspirations. Progression is in your hands but we are here to support you along the way.
Apply now to take your next step, we look forward to your application!
You can choose to join the Applied Intelligence Future Talent in one of the below disciplines:
Graduate opportunities include:
Undergraduate opportunities include:
Consulting Summer Internship
Engineering Industrial Placement
Engineering Summer Internship
Accelerator Programmes include:
National Security Accelerator
Software-Defined Radio Skills Accelerator
Your Learning and Development
After an induction with other graduates to orientate you in the Applied Intelligence field, you will join a two week Work Ready Programme which is designed to give you development time before starting in your roles. You will gain an insight into real life projects, together with coaching from experienced colleagues. It's not all work no play; there will be fun activities to enjoy!
Your manager ensures your skills are continually developed and enhanced, and regular social events and forums help you learn and network with the diverse community of peers at BAE Systems. When you finish the scheme, you will be ready to take on a role as a professional within your chosen specialist area.
Rewards and Benefits
We expect great things of our graduates. In return, you can expect a generous salary with a comprehensive benefits and pension package, including 25 days’ annual holiday with flexible leave arrangements, senior mentoring, and product and service discounts.
What you'll need
To join the Applied Intelligence team, you must have or be on track for a 2:2 Bachelor's degree. We will consider any degree subject, although STEM subjects are required for engineering roles. We’ll also look for you to demonstrate exceptional problem solving and analytical skills and have the flexibility and resilience to thrive at BAE Systems.
Applications are open at various times throughout the year and roles will close when sufficient applications have been received so early application is advised.
Application submission - The first step is to submit your application online.
Video Interview - We will invite you to an online strength based interview. Here you will answer a series of questions to help us find out more about you and your strengths.
Assessment Centre – Applied Intelligence graduate programme only.
Conditional offer made - If you are successful following on from the assessment.
Vetting - Security and medical clearances, degree verification.
Firm offer made - Following all clearances received, start date confirmed.
Start date - Welcome to BAE Systems and the start of your exciting career.
The start date for the Applied Intelligence Future Talent roles will depend on the project you apply for.