Graduates &
Undergraduates

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.
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Our Programmes

Whether you’re in your final year looking for a graduate role, or in your first or second year looking for work experience – we’ll empower you to be your best, whichever area you choose to join us. From project management, technology or engineering, to finance, consulting or manufacturing – we have a range of roles to suit everyone.
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Graduate careers

Pre-register

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.
Pre-register now
 
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 Accelerate programmes.
 
 

Women in Engineering @ BAE Systems - Insight Experience

 

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Tuesday 26th October

 
15:00 - 18:30
 
Join us at our exclusive Women in Engineering virtual event on Tuesday 26th October, where you’ll hear directly from female engineers at BAE who will share their experience since joining our Graduate programmes. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, as well as gain valuable advice to support you in your application and future career.
 
Places are limited - sign up with your full name and email address below.
 
If selected, you’ll receive a notification to confirm you place alongside a sign up link.
 
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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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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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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 Process

How to apply
 
We ask all candidates to apply online using our application form to ensure our selection process is completely fair and consistent. Following your online application you will be invited to undertake a virtual assessment involving gamified assessment challenges and video questions. If you are successful, you’ll be invited to either a virtual or face-to-face interview. Our main recruitment window runs from the beginning of September every year. Please note: where sufficient applications have been received these roles be closed therefore early application is advised.
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FAQs

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact the Graduate Recruitment Team on 01772 677277 or email GART@baesystems.com Please note that we are able to discuss the application with the candidate only. For Applied Intelligence Future Talent queries, please email recruitmentqueries@baesystems.com
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