Main Graduate
Programme

Accelerate your career, where it counts
If you are passionate about business or engineering, our graduate scheme offers a range of specialised opportunities in different business and engineering functions.
Accelerate your learning with real world challenges, the graduate programme gives you an effective development including a successful career within one of our UK businesses.

Opportunities available

Your Learning and Development

The graduate programme is designed to give you ownership of your career aspirations, supported by training and practical experience to help you succeed. After an induction in your chosen UK business, you’ll be assigned a mentor who will offer insights and experience when you need it. You’ll also participate in development modules with graduates across our different businesses. All of this is designed to complement your career development, fuel your ambition, and give depth to your training and career.

Rewards and benefits

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30000
GBP starting salary
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2000
GBP welcome payment
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20
Percent optional salary advance
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1
Car lease and share schemes
 
We expect great things of our graduates. In return, you can expect a generous salary with a comprehensive benefits and pension package, including 25 days’ annual holiday with flexible leave arrangements, senior mentoring, and product and service discounts.

What you'll need

To join us on the graduate programme you must have a minimum of a 2:2 Bachelor's degree in a subject related to your chosen area of work. Once you begin your search you will find specific details on preferred degrees within each role type. We’ll also look for you to demonstrate exceptional problem solving and analytical skills and have the flexibility and resilience to thrive at BAE Systems.

How to apply

We ask all candidates to apply online using our application form to ensure our selection process is completely fair and consistent. Following your online application you will be invited to undertake a virtual assessment involving gamified assessment challenges and video questions. If you are successful, you’ll be invited to either a virtual or face-to-face interview. Our main recruitment window runs from the beginning of September every year. Please note: where sufficient applications have been received these roles be closed therefore early application is advised.