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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are our future,
so we invest in yours
Software Engineering: Electrical Engineering: Maintenance: Welding: Finance: Business: Aircraft Maintenance: Mechanical Engineering: Management: Design: Sheet Metal… just a few of the 25 different Apprenticeship programmes we offer across our UK businesses, including five degree level Apprenticeship programmes.
We offer over 25 award winning programmes across our sectors and sites in the UK, at all levels up to degree level apprenticeships. Whether you’re interested in technical, engineering, business, project management, cyber security or finance, a BAE Systems Apprenticeship will get your career off to the best possible start.
 
All our Apprenticeships guarantee you a good salary, recognised academic or vocational qualifications, hands-on training, and real work where you can make a valued contribution. With an average of 2,000 apprentices in our business at any time, you’ll be joining others who could become great colleagues and friends for life.
 

Apprenticeship vacancies are now open.

 
Higher apprenticeship schemes

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Business Apprenticeship


 

Rewards & benefits

 
  •  We’ll pay your fees so your hard-earned qualifications will be debt-free.
  •  On-the-job training delivered by experienced professionals who’ll help you all the way.
  •  Off-the-job training delivered in dedicated in-house training facilities or at our partner colleges or universities.  
  •  Real work placements in our businesses, working on the type of landmark projects that will shine on your CV.
  •  Activities designed to enrich your experience including our Innovation Challenge with apprentices from all areas of our business; team building activities in the countryside; charity challenges; skills competitions; and inspiring activities to encourage young people’s interest in STEM.
  •  Competitive salary across all our programmes
  •  Company pension scheme.
  •  Company share scheme.
  •  25 days’ holiday plus statutory holidays.
  •  National Union of Students (NUS) membership with discounts on goods and services all over the country.
  •  A great job after completion. Around 95% of our apprentices choose to stay with us and go on to have really successful careers. You can choose to go for promotion and progression or continue learning in the role you’ve moved into
  •  A world of opportunities. We’re a global business and our Apprenticeships create the skills and experiences for our people to travel far. There are increasing opportunities to travel and work overseas with our customers on exciting export programmes once you’ve completed your apprenticeship.
 
Apprenticeship Enrichment


 

Our approach

 
We’re an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all parts of our society. We are happy to discuss any necessary adjustments or arrangements that might help support your application. 
 
Within the company we have specialist employees whose job it is to champion diversity and inclusivity. They’re helped by a number of employee resource groups that support gender, disability and LGBT issues for our employees and create strong  networks of support and interest. 
 
We are committed to employee safety and welfare and operate a comprehensive safeguarding process, employee assistance programme and one-to-one help where  needed. Our apprentices receive support from managers who are dedicated to helping them make the most of their programme. Many of our employees started their careers as apprentices and, working alongside you, they are  passionate about  inspiring you to achieve great things.
 
Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These mean that factors such as your nationality, any previous nationalities that you have held, and/or your place of birth my limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.  If you are concerned about how these limits may affect your application please email GART@baesystems.com
 
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    Employee stories

    At BAE Systems we celebrate the different experiences and ideas that a diverse workforce can bring. Everyone has the opportunity to make a difference and have their voice heard. Some of our people share how their careers have made a difference in their own words.
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