Industrial Placements

A platform for your future


Why wait to graduate? Our one-year programme will give you the chance to get hands-on industry experience and a deep insight into life at BAE Systems.


This is your opportunity to work alongside experts in their field, to play a key role in real-world projects, and make connections across our business.


What you can expect

  • From day one you'll get the experience and insight that can only come from working on real-life projects.
  • A chance to learn new skills and knowledge working on some of the world’s leading technologies and cutting-edge innovations.
  • The chance to create next-generation security products and technology.
  • Access to established graduate and undergraduate communities. You’ll also have a dedicated graduate buddy and manager.
  • An immersive induction experience that will prepare you for entering your real-world role.
  • Throughout your placement, you’ll receive performance and development feedback and have the opportunity to access range of development courses through our online learning platforms.
  • A conditional offer to join us as on a graduate programme without the need to reapply, subject to performance and availability.



Our industrial placement opportunities

2024 opportunities now open.




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What are the rewards and benefits of industrial placements?

Experience and qualification

You'll get hands-on experiences working on real-life projects. You’ll also get a conditional offer to join our graduate programme.

Training and

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

Social and

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

Market-leading benefits

Salaries for our industrial placements start from £22,000. You'll also get lots of other benefits like product and service discounts and generous time off.

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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.