Early careers

The moment you realise the difference you can make


Join an inclusive team in a business that's ever-evolving. Play your part in creating pioneering security products and services that can change the world we live in. Whichever early career programme you choose, you'll learn, grow and thrive here. With all the training and support you need to find your unique place.

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Graduates and undergraduates 

We offer more than training programmes. We'll give you real-world experience in a supportive environment where you can shape your own career. Bring your talent to a place where you’ll make a difference from day one.
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You can be the future of BAE Systems. Find an apprenticeship programme that allows you to earn a salary while you gain the job-specific training and hands-on experience that will help your career path fly. If you're curious to learn and ready to grow, there's a world of opportunity here.
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Fast facts


annual investment
in education and skills


diverse workforce in around 40 countries


early careers intake in the UK in 2022


sales in 2021. Leading global defence supplier and innovator

Hear from our inspiring people

Want to know more about what life is like at BAE Systems? Get the facts first hand from some our inspiring team.


Getting ready for work

Still at school or college, but excited about a career that really matters? Find out about work experience, taster weeks, and lots of other ways to explore your future in a dynamic and pioneering industry.
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Learning and development

If you're curious and open to new opportunities, we'll help you reach your potential. See how we'll support you to continually learn and develop a fulfilling career.
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Got a question?

Want to know more about a BAE Systems early careers programme? Interested in the benefits and rewards of starting a career with us? Our early careers FAQs are a great place to start.
Frequently asked questions