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Work experience

Inspiring young people in their career choice

Thank you for your interest in a work experience placement with BAE Systems.

BAE Systems is an inclusive employer. We value diversity and welcome requests for work experience placements from individuals from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome requests from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including females, BAME and individuals with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the placement request process.

To register interest in a work experience placement, please read through the Hints and Tips and simply complete the 4 sections of the form.

Hints and Tips

  • We recommend that a request is submitted as soon as possible, and at least 10 weeks before the placement start date is required.
  • All the fields on the form are mandatory, which means they must be completed before the form can be submitted
  • As you move through the sections, if you need to review or amend previously entered details, please use the scroll bar
  • Many of the fields use drop down options and you should select one option only
  • Enter text in the "Other" box, where relevant
  • Where additional details are required, it is really helpful if you enter as much information as possible and stick to the character limit

Details of the placement request

This is where you select the type of placement you are interested in

  • All the sites that offer work experience are listed on the drop down option and you should select one site only
  • Once you have made your selection, an overview of the type of placement on offer will be displayed
  • The overview will detail the site postal address / overview of the activity on site / details of the placement and available dates
  • Please ensure that you are able to travel, on a daily basis, to the site that you are interested in. (BAE Systems are not responsible for travel or any accommodation costs incurred during a placement)
  • Please note that some sites have specific dates for placements and so it is recommended that you carefully read through the overview


Details of the person submitting the placement request

This is where the details are entered of the person who is submitting the placement request form

  • This is the person who will be contacted by email during the processing of the form, so it is important that the details are entered correctly


Details of the person requiring the placement

This section must be completed by the student who is requesting a placement (or the request may be rejected during the selection process)

  • Due to the nature of our business, many of our sites can only consider requests from UK Nationals, so it is important that this section is accurately completed
  • Enter the full postcode of your school / college / academy / agency. Educational establishments in that postcode area will be listed. Please ensure that you choose the correct one
  • Year Group - Please enter the Year group that the person will be in at the time of the requested start date of the placement (if applicable). Only select Not Applicable if the person requiring the placement is no longer in education
  • As Health & Safety and Safeguarding are of utmost importance to us, we ask that you let us know an emergency contact, should it be required
  • In the Personal Statement section, please answer all the 3 questions, entering as much detail as possible, as this information is used during the selection process (There is a 2000 character limit).
  • If a placement has already been arranged with someone at BAE Systems, it is important that we have their correct contact details
  • In the Area of Interest Section, please indicate if you have a business area preference (one or more options can be ticked)


Submission of placement request

This is where the placement request is submitted

  • Please read through the photography and filming statements. You only need to tick if you do not authorise
  • Please ensure that all 3 declaration statements are ticked
  • And finally, click on the submit button and you will receive an on screen confirmation that the request has been submitted
  • An automated email will also be sent to the email address you entered in Section 2. Please check your spam or junk folders as the email may go directly into one of these
  • After submission of the on-line form, the details will be sent to the relevant site contact for review and an update will be provided to the person who submitted the request

Photography and filming:

Photographs and film footage may be taken during the event. We would be grateful if you would read the terms below for photography & film footage.

  • I authorise photographs and film footage of the student to be taken during the event.
  • I authorise this material to be shown in promotional material by BAE Systems in conjunction with the event and any future promotion of the event.
  • In rare circumstances BAE Systems share images with trusted third parties and I authorise for this to happen.

Declaration statements:

GDPR statement:

BAE Systems will collect and process information about you that may be subject to data protection laws. For more information about how we use and disclose your personal information, how we protect your information, our legal basis to use your information, your rights and who you can contact, please refer to the relevant sections of our Privacy Notice at

Once you have completed all the required fields, click on the Submit button.

You will receive an automated email confirming the submission.