Work with world-class engineers


Play your part in creating bold, pioneering products and services that are shaping a safer tomorrow with a career at BAE Systems.


Driven by a passion for developing world-class security products; with ground-breaking technology, a collaborative culture and endless opportunities – you'll be part of a team building the future, today.


As a BAE Systems engineer, you’ll get to apply your skills to world-leading projects from the depths of the ocean to the edges of space.


What is the salary?

Your starting salary would be £34,000, plus a £2,000 welcome payment and optional 20% salary advance. Plus a flexible package of benefits to suit your lifestyle. Find out more

What are the eligibility requirements?

You’ll need a minimum 2:2 Bachelor’s degree in a subject related to your chosen area.
Please note: some roles at BAE Systems are subject to security and export control restrictions and your nationality or place of birth may limit the roles you can undertake.

What is the application process?

The stages of our application process include: a short online application. If you are successful, you'll then complete an online assessment with interactive activities, and an on-demand video interview. The next stage is competency-based interview, either virtual or face-to-face.

What does a BAE Systems graduate programme offer?

A non-rotational programme that gives you the choice of where you want to specialise and develop expertise, from day one. You will also have the opportunity to pace your own development over 18-30 months, to suit your lifestyle.

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Rewards & benefits

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. 

Training and 

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

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. 


Starting salaries for our graduate programmes are £34,000, as well as a £2,000 welcome payment and optional 20% salary advance.

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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

What you can expect

  • A two-week immersive induction to prepare you for your role.
  • A development journey paced over 18-30 months including technical and personal development, supported by 1:1 coaching sessions.
  • A personal effectiveness programme with career coaching and development modules.
  • Ownership of your career path with a dedicated support structure including a buddy, mentor, coach and graduate development lead.
  • Real-world experience in a supportive environment where you can shape your own career and benefit from early responsibility.
  • Stretch projects to take you outside of your chosen role.
  • Inclusive learning resources through videos, books, guides and also virtual learning on our digital learning platform, Spark.
  • Flexible and hybrid working across many sites and roles.
  • Competitive salary and benefits, and an emphasis on wellbeing and prioritising a healthy work/life balance.

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.

Got a question?

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


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.