BAE Systems

Coronavirus update – recruitment for positions requiring experience

In line with the UK Government’s developing guidance for the Covid-19 pandemic and in support of social distancing, we have been reviewing the management of our recruitment activity. We will continue to keep this under constant review.
In order to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone, we will now be conducting interviews remotely. Candidates will be contacted by their recruitment advisor to make these arrangements.  If you subsequently require any adjustments to the interview process described to you please raise this with your recruitment advisor.
Start dates and on-boarding arrangements may also change and your recruitment advisor will inform you of any relevant changes.
We thank you in advance for your understanding as we adjust to this unprecedented situation.

At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of 89,600 people in more than 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.

BAE Systems people come from all walks of life and professional backgrounds. If you have a passion for technology that changes lives or managing complex projects, we want to hear from you. We welcome people with specialist defence knowledge and from those looking for a career change, training or a completely new challenge. We have a wide range of opportunities for you to make the most of your unique talents, whatever your stage of career.

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Our business is intricate, far-reaching and fast-moving and we rely on an extraordinary wealth of expertise across a diverse range of specialisms. Find out more about the roles we offer, the skills we look for and where your talents could make us better. 

Rewards & benefits

At BAE Systems you’ll be working with cutting-edge technology alongside colleagues at the top of their fields, for a company that's proud to offer first-class training and is committed to making a difference in its communities and IT the wider world.
We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including:
  • Generous remuneration and annual leave
  • Share incentive plan
  • 52 weeks’ maternity leave regardless of length of service
  • Work life integration plan covering paternity, adoption, parental and dependents leave
  • Discount arrangements on a wide range of goods and services
  • Car scheme
  • Excellent career mobility with national and international opportunities
  • Perhaps most importantly, we know that you’re at your best when you’re living a full and balanced life. So we aim to give you plenty of time to pursue your passions and enjoy your family and friends outside work.

Your development

We pride ourselves on employing talented individuals across BAE Systems and then making them better.
Our people have turned dreams, like supersonic aircraft and vertical take-off fighter planes, into reality. But they are still learning every day. Whatever area of BAE Systems you join you can expect frequent opportunities to develop new skills and acquire new knowledge.
Formal training and learning includes creative frameworks which balance career aspirations with business needs, twice yearly Performance Development Reviews allowing you to plan and manage your progress, and our intelligent learning portal – a pioneering tool giving you easy access to 400 online courses.

Our approach

We are an inclusive employer and strive to recruit, retain and inspire the best people from the widest pool.

We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss any adjustments or arrangements, as required, to support your application. Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.
These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Our businesses

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Design and build fixed wing military aircraft and training aircraft, as well as provide training, support and information services for the UK RAF and other customers worldwide.
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Maritime (Maritime Services, Naval Ships, Submarines) - design and manufacture naval ships and submarines, as well as their state of the art combat systems and equipment.
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Land UK

Provides munitions, armoured vehicle services and bridging equipment to armed forces around the world.
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Cyber (Applied Intelligence)

Helps nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation and transform their operations.
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Electronic Systems

Produces commercial and defence electronics for flight and engine control, electronic warfare, surveillance, communications, geospatial intelligence, and power and energy management.
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Head Office

We are organised into 12 functions in a way that effectively supports the goals of the company. We define clear strategic direction and actively engage the business to support the delivery our company strategy.