Graduate and undergraduate opportunities


Our graduates come from all walks of life. But they all play a crucial role in creating a secure future for generations to come.

Accelerate your career by choosing a BAE Systems graduate or undergraduate programme, where your unique skills and perspectives will be valued. You’ll gain limitless opportunities and the support you’ll need to shape your future, as you shape the future for everyone.

By joining our team, you'll unlock great benefits and be part of a thriving business community, in the UK and beyond. Discover a career with real purpose, and apply your ambition and passion to making a difference – protecting those who protect us all.

Choose the right graduate opportunity for you

Join the BAE Systems graduate programme and develop skills of the future in engineering, technology or business. Our non-rotational graduate programme varies in duration and structure.

You will be supported and empowered to achieve your potential, with exposure to live projects and real responsibility from day one.

There are many opportunities to explore, read more to find the role that best suits you.

Engineering opportunities

Finalists, postgraduates and career changers, create innovative, cutting-edge products and services.
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Technology opportunities

Finalists, postgraduates and career changers, be at the forefront of new and emerging technology.
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Business services opportunities

Finalists, postgraduates and career changers, maintain operational excellence to ensure we stay one step ahead.
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Choose the right undergraduate opportunity for you

Why wait until you graduate?
Get a head-start and gain valuable skills and experience to take back to your studies, and get one step ahead for the future.

Industrial placements

Undergraduates, develop new skills, get real-world industry experience, and explore what life is really like at BAE Systems on our one-year programme.

Summer internships

Undergraduates, get hands-on experience over a fast-paced 12 week placement, where you can make real impact in one of our business areas.

Insight experiences

Undergraduates, get the inside track from our expert team, hear about their career journeys, and discover how you could make a big impact here too.

Rewards & benefits

Market-leading benefits   

You can expect a starting salary of £34,000 on our graduate programme as well as a £2,000 welcome payment, plus an optional 20% salary advance. Our undergraduate programme salaries start at £22,000 pro rata.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

A diverse team is a creative and innovative team. We recognise and celebrate diversity and want everyone to feel valued and empowered to thrive. Who you are should never define what you can do.

Learning and development

If you're curious and open to new opportunities, we'll help you reach your potential. See how we'll support you to continually learn and develop a fulfilling career.

Experience and qualifications

You'll get hands-on experiences working on real-life projects. On many of the graduate development programmes, we'll also fully fund professional qualifications.

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Hear from our inspiring people

Want to know more about what life is like at BAE Systems? Get the facts first hand from some of our current and former graduates.


Find the right location for you

We have more than 50 sites across the UK and every site is unique, just like every member of our 35,000+ strong UK team. With incentives for moves to certain sites and roles, maybe now is the time to get your career moving with BAE Systems.

Nationality restrictions

We're committed to recruiting in the most inclusive way possible so we can welcome top talent from all kinds of backgrounds to our team. However, some roles with us are subject to security and export control restrictions and your nationality or place of birth may limit the roles you can undertake.

Graduate and undergraduate reviews

28th in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers

#10 most attractive employer in the UK in 2023,  Cibyl

3rd best student employer, Engineering, RateMyPlacement

Got a question?

Not sure which role is right for you? Want to understand more about entry-level opportunities here at BAE Systems? Have a question about your application? Our FAQs are a great place to start.


Contact the team


If you want a chat with our team we're here to help. 

To discuss your application email the Graduate Recruitment team or call them on 0208 068 2868

To discuss your Digital Intelligence application, please email the Future Talent team

We can only discuss applications with candidates directly.