Giving you the best possible start
Starting your career can be tough. The choices you face often seem daunting and it’s easy to feel you might not have the experience to join a big company like ours. But if you’re enthusiastic, have a thirst for knowledge and a desire to learn, we want to hear from you. We want your first steps to be as exciting as the rest of your career at BAE Systems. 
With a wide range of apprenticeships to choose from, across a whole range of engineering and business disciplines, we’re confident you’ll find an opportunity with BAE Systems that will inspire you.

Our programmes are grouped according to the qualifications you will need. Select the level that’s right for you and you’ll find a rundown of all the Apprenticeships and locations we offer.
Each opportunity has a ‘Search and Apply’ button that will take you to a full description of what’s involved, and let you make an application. Please note: you can only apply for one Advanced Apprenticeship and one Higher or Degree Apprenticeship each year. 
Intermediate apprenticeship schemes

Intermediate Apprenticeships

If you have five GCSEs grade A*-E/ 3-9 including Maths, English, Science/ Technical subject or 2 National 4s including Maths and English (or equivalent) you can apply for one of our Intermediate Level Apprenticeships. Our Intermediate Apprenticeships offer technical opportunities to learn an essential specialist skill, such as scaffolding, painting or welding.
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Advanced apprenticeship schemes

Advanced Apprenticeships

If you have five GCSEs or National 4 (or equivalent) including Maths, English and a Science you can apply for an Advanced Apprenticeship in engineering or technical functions. For Advanced Apprenticeships in business you will need five GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English, but a Science is not necessary. The Apprenticeships will generally lead to industry recognised qualifications that are equivalent to A Level, NC, HNC or HND.
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Higher apprenticeship schemes

Higher Apprenticeships

Our Higher Apprenticeships lead to qualifications equivalent to HND or Foundation Degree and are available in a full range of engineering, business and finance functions. To apply you’ll need to have five GCSEs or National 5 + Highers (or equivalent) including Maths, English and a Science for engineering roles. Science is not needed for business Higher Apprenticeships. You will also need UCAS points – the number required varies depending on the Apprenticeship.
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Degree apprenticeship schemes

Degree Apprenticeships

We offer Apprenticeships that lead to degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Management, Nuclear Engineering, Project Management, Software Engineering and Information Management and more. Each degree Apprenticeship has slightly different qualification and UCAS point requirements.
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