I started my career at BAE Systems as a Graduate Systems Engineer on the Graduate Development Framework only a few years ago.
When I finished university, I wanted to have a career where I could work on complex engineering problems. Over the last few years, I’ve had a chance to do exactly that, while working alongside some really talented individuals. I’ve worked in a number of interesting areas, including, unmanned autonomous systems, enterprise information systems, system of systems, battlespace architecture etc. While working in BAE Systems, I’ve had the opportunity to see complex engineering projects from different perspectives. I’ve done this by working in different phases of the engineering lifecycle, working in technical and non-technical roles (like Project Management) and sometimes working both as an internal customer and as a supplier.
In my current role, I’m sitting in a completely new country and new culture, leading a team of four engineers to develop aspects of a Fifth Generation Air System.
For me, all of the above has been enabled by the opportunities, support and mentoring that was available to me. I’d recommend working for BAE Systems to anyone looking for an exciting career in engineering. In my experience, I’ve found BAE Systems a great place to work and fulfil my personal and professional career aspirations.