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Graduate and Undergraduate Opportunities

Product Assurance

Nuclear Engineering
Our Submarine Design Services graduates deliver advice and solutions direct to the customer.
Submarine Design Services (SDS)  is the face of BAE Systems Submarines for the In-Service Astute Class submarines.  We deliver in service support direct to the Ministry of Defence at their headquarters in Abbey Wood, Bristol and the Waterfront at the Clyde in Faslane.  Working closely alongside the MoD Design Authority, SDS manage the safety case, advises on design changes and provides wide-ranging complex technical engineering advice, often at short notice, to support ongoing military operations. 
As an SDS graduate you will be able to get involved across the broad spectrum of in-service engineering, liaising direct with the customer in this fast paced and demanding environment. 
Successful applicants will benefit from gaining a unique perspective on how BAE Systems Submarines products are used and supported through life and how the decisions taken in build influence continued capability at sea.  An exciting and diverse team operating in a fluid and rapidly changing environment, SDS will enable you to establish your credibility early, take on responsibility with trusted independence and to quickly build your experience across a wide range of engineering disciplines.

Roles Available 


Our graduate and undergraduate roles open for applications from 1st September each year. These include the Graduate Development Framework (GDF)Applied Intelligence Early CareersIndustrial Placements and Summer Internships.
We ask you that you select and apply to one of our business units and if successful, you will be employed by that area of the business throughout the duration of your scheme.
This role is now closed - please continue to visit the website for further updates.

Entry Requirements

To apply, you’ll need to be on course to achieving a minimum 2:1 Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.

In terms of personal qualities, we look for people who are highly motivated and analytical. You’ll be able to see how the smallest detail affects the whole system and must be focused on quality, safety and reliability as these are the factors which give our products an advantage. Good communication skills are also essential, as you’ll be frequently working in multidisciplinary environments.


Learning & Development


We recognise that development is key to you fulfilling your professional potential and us delivering our business commitments. That’s why we’ve created schemes where you take ownership of your career aspirations and we give you support, training and practical experience to help you succeed.

First things first: your career with us starts with an induction to welcome you to your chosen UK business. Here, you’ll meet fellow graduates/ undergraduates and find out more about what your future holds. Then, shortly after joining, you’ll be assigned a mentor who can act as a source of advice and insight when you need it.

Whichever scheme you join, we’ll encourage and support you to reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about us, receive world-class training and support and perhaps most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in our projects – gaining the insights that can only come from real world experience.

Starting Salary

  •  Graduate: £28,000 per annum
  •  Industrial Placement: £18,000 per annum
  •  Summer Internship: £16,800 (pro-rata) per annum
Closing dates: Industrial Placements / Summer Internships will close on 31st October 2017; the Graduate Development Framework will close on 30th November 2017 and Applied Intelligence Early Careers operate a first-come, first-served policy – early application advised across all vacancies. Only in exceptional circumstances will roles be available beyond these dates.
We are an inclusive employer and recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is imperative to deliver our strategy. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.