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Accelerate your career where it counts
Our graduate and undergraduate schemes will prepare you with the skills you need to navigate challenges that bring others to a standstill. Here, we'll help you make the very most of your talents. We place great importance not only on what we do, but how and why we do it. We are passionate, collaborative, and take pride in work that helps our customers and communities. Working for BAE Systems, you’ll go home at the end of each day knowing what you do really makes a difference.

Final call for applications for 2021 intake! Submit your application today as once we receive sufficient applications roles will be closed.

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We are still recruiting for graduates for our 2021 intake. If you have already submitted an application, please be aware your application is under consideration and we will be in touch with you at the earliest convenience.
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Graduate skills webinar

Hear from our expert panel and discover what we think are the essential graduate skills for the future
Graduate webinar Skills of the future   [59:33]
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Graduate brochure

Learn more about our graduate programmes and find the role that’s right for you.
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Can't find a role that you're interested in? We recruit throughout the year, so register your details with us and be the first to know when any additional roles open.
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We no longer hold assessment centres for our graduate programme. We are an inclusive employer and strive to recruit, retain and inspire the best people. We operate multiple intakes throughout the year for our graduate programme, including January, June and September. We have separate intakes for our Applied Intelligence and Finance Leader Development Programmes.
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Employee success stories

At BAE Systems we celebrate the different experiences and ideas that a diverse workforce can bring. Everyone has the opportunity to make a difference and have their voice heard. Some of our people share how their careers have made a difference in their own words.
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Opportunities Available

Here's just a selection of our roles we typically recruit. Check our current vacancies regularly to see if we have something that's right for you. 


Rewards & Benefits

As a graduate or undergraduate with us, you'll be a full-time employee and working on real projects from day one. In return we reward you with a competitive salary, generous leave, and a comprehensive benefits package including share schemes, product and service discounts, professional mentoring, innovative training programmes and a commitment to protect your work life balance.


Our Approach

We are an inclusive employer and strive to recruit, retain and inspire the best people from the widest pool. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss any adjustments or arrangements, as required, to support your application.
Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.


Hints and Tips

If you think you have the vision and talent to make one of our opportunities your own, submitting an application is your first chance to show us how good you really are. We receive thousands of application forms every year, so give plenty of time and thought to making sure that yours stands out.
  • Think carefully about the opportunity, scheme and/or business area you are interested in and your relevant skills, when deciding what role you would like to apply for, we are looking for your skills and capabilities to maximise your potential into the career path you choose with us.
  • Use plain English - you are making a case for yourself and this should be presented as clearly as possible.
  • Give full details of your degree modules, previous work experience and relevant final year projects - recruiting managers will want to see exactly what you have done and how this meets their requirements.
  • Make sure you’ve filled in all the sections of the application.
  • Finally, Best of luck with your application!


             Application Journey

  • Application submission - The first step is to submit your application online.   
  • Online test -  We will invite you to complete a series of online tests. The Applied Intelligence Future Talent programmes will not involve online tests.
  • Virtual Interview – Applied Intelligence - Applied Intelligence Future Talent programmes only, this will involve gamified challenges, video questions and coding if relevant. (The gamified challenges will not be included for the industrial placement and summer internship candidates)
  • Video Interview - We will invite you to an online strength-based interview. Here you will answer a series of questions to help us find out more about you and your strengths. For Applied Intelligence Future Talent programmes only, a live video interview will be conducted from the team.   
  • Telephone/Virtual Interview –  Due to the current pandemic either a telephone or video call will be conducted. There will be no telephone or virtual interview for Applied Intelligence Future Talent programmes at this stage.
  • Vetting - Security and medical clearances, degree verification.        
  • Firm offer made - Following all clearances received, start date confirmed.      
  • Start date - Welcome to BAE Systems and the start of your exciting career.
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If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact the Graduate Recruitment Team on 01772 677277 or email 
Please note that we are able to discuss the application with the candidate only.
For Applied Intelligence Future Talent queries, please email
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