Main Graduate Programme

A rewarding career starts here


With your unique skills and experiences, you’ll learn from the best, do purposeful work, and play your part in creating a brighter, better, and more secure tomorrow.


When you join a BAE Systems graduate programme, you'll have access to the training, development and opportunities you need to make sure your talent shines.


Wherever your career interests lie – from project management, technology and engineering, to manufacturing, consulting and finance, or wider business disciplines – you'll work on real-world projects from day one. Helping to deliver pioneering products and services that protect people in the air, on land, and at sea.


You'll be empowered to be your best, in a supportive culture where your hard work will be recognised, and your contribution valued.


Join us, this is the place where you can make a real difference.


What you can expect

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  • You choose where you want to specialise and develop expertise in this area from day one, and you'll join us in that role – embracing the learning and opportunities that come with it.
  • Opportunity to pace your own development across 18-30 months.
  • A place where we welcome diverse perspectives, and your voice will be heard.
  • The chance to create next-generation security products and technology.
  • A two week immersive induction experience will prepare you for entering your real-world role.
  • A personal effectiveness programme with one-to-one career coaching, development and communication modules.
  • The chance to take ownership of your career path with a dedicated support structure around you including a buddy, mentor, coach and graduate development lead.
  • In return we’ll reward you with a competitive salary and benefits including share schemes and professional mentoring and training, which may include chartership. We take wellbeing seriously too, so we’ll help you get the work/life balance right for you.



Our graduate programme opportunities

2023 opportunities now open.

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What are the benefits of our graduate programmes?

Experience and qualifications

Experience and qualifications

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

Training and mentoring

Training and 

Whether it's buddy schemes and mentoring or skills training and personal development, you'll grow and develop here. 

Social and networking

Social and

You'll get to connect with other graduates in different locations and lots of people across our diverse community at events and forums. 

Market leading


Starting salaries for our graduate programmes are £30,000 and £19,500 for our undergraduate. You'll also get lots of other benefits like generous time off. 

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.


Application process


Got a question?

Not sure which programme is right for you? Want to understand more about job roles here at BAE Systems? Have a question about your application? Our FAQs are a great place to start.

Frequently asked questions

But if you want a chat with our team we're always 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.