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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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GBP starting salary
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GBP welcome payment
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Percent optional salary advance
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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. We now offer multiple intakes from January, June and September for all our roles. However, once sufficient applications are received we may close the role(s). Your online application will involve a number of numerical, verbal and situational online strength tests. If you are successful to the next stage of the process, you will be invited to a video interview, following the outcome of your video interview, selected candidates will then be invited to a virtual or a face-to-face interview.