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In BAE Systems Air, our engineers come from all walks of life and professional backgrounds, united by a passion for finding technology-led solutions. Our business continues to grow and we are looking for people who are inspired to make a difference. With a wide range of engineering roles available, you can develop a career that challenges and rewards you.
We welcome people with specialist defence knowledge and from those looking for a career change, or a completely new challenge. We have a wide range of engineering opportunities for you to make the most of your unique talents, whatever your skillset.
We’re keeping pace with an exciting future and are looking for engineers to join us across various specialisms within Airframe, Systems and Software.
These are careers that really make a difference. Where it counts.

Why BAE Systems Air?

Image of employees We provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence and aerospace solutions across different geographical locations, both in the UK and across the globe.
At BAE Systems you can be proud of what you do, how you do it and who you do it with. We work hard to create an inclusive, dynamic and rewarding environment.

Work with technology that will change the future

Image of a helmet Advances in materials, manufacturing and digital technologies is changing the way we think about the solutions we provide to our customers. Our systems thinking combined with data analytics and model based systems engineering is revolutionising how we design, build certify and support our products and systems.
Listen to our engineer talk about her work and our focus on innovation.
Jean - Human Factors Engineer
Human Factors Engineer

Join a community of knowledge and experience

Image of an employee Across our Air business we have over 4,000 engineers with 100,000+ years of experience and we have the ability to collaborate with colleagues across the BAE Systems Land and Maritime businesses too, creating an extensive network of opportunities and skills.
Our engineers benefit from working alongside colleagues at many different career stages and we foster a spirit of knowledge-sharing that supports the collaborative behaviours that we expect. In BAE Systems Air you will find fertile ground to learn new skills from experts in their field.  Engineering professionals are at the heart of our success, so we encourage, mentor and financially support all Engineers on pathways to become chartered.
Air Engineering employee
Advanced Airframe Technologies Engineer

Make a difference where it really counts

Image of a Hawk aircraft Our engineers have the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters.
Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.
Listen to our engineer talk about what it feels like to be inspired to achieve remarkable things.
Kath - Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer

Enjoy a flexible, inclusive environment that values your work-life balance

Image of employees We recognise the importance of striking the right balance between work life and home life. Our flexible working arrangements can include flexitime, part time and home working. Our engineers do not come to work simply to solve problems, but also to look forward to the next day’s challenge.
We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation right across our business. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business.

It’s not just what you work on but where you do it

Image of the Typhoon over Lancashire We are currently recruiting for several Air locations, including the North-West (Lancashire), the
South-West (Yeovil), the South (Christchurch) and Edinburgh. These locations offer the best of both worlds, with close proximity to major cities and easy access to areas of outstanding natural beauty. Along with excellent transport links, this makes them great places to live and work. We want you to perform at your best and we know that the small things matter, whether that is a shorter commute or living an area with a lower average cost of living.
Air Engineering employee
Mission Systems Engineer

Fulfil your potential in a career, not just a job

We support employees to pursue careers that can develop along different paths, whether that be technical, managerial or into different fields of business. We also provide opportunities to work at different locations in the UK and overseas.
Air Engineering employee
Flight Test Engineer