Our graduates come from all walks of life. But they are united by one thing: talent.
Accelerate your career by choosing a BAE Systems graduate programme and you'll get all the training, learning and support you need to make sure your talent shines. And you’ll play crucial role in creating a secure tomorrow for generations to come.
You can specialise in a business, engineering, technology, consulting or project management role. Our graduate programmes vary in duration and outcome. Some are designed to develop technical experts and business specialists, others are designed to develop managers.
Choose the right opportunity for you
Accelerate graduate programme
Finalists, postgraduates and career changers, sights set on engineering? Got a passion for project management? Whatever your career aspirations you’ll find a world of opportunity on our accelerate graduate programme.
Finalists, postgraduates and career changers, learn to thrive in the world of global finance, work towards your Chartered Accountancy qualification, and get the skills you need to become a future financial leader.
Undergraduates, why wait to graduate? Our one-year programme for undergraduates will give you the chance to develop new skills, get real-world industry experience, and learn what life is like at BAE Systems in a graduate position.
Undergraduates, join us for a fast-paced 12 weeks where you'll get hands-on experience and structured training. We only offer internships where real impact can be made in one of our business areas. At BAE Systems, there are opportunities to put your theory into practice.
Undergraduates, want a snapshot into what a career with us is really like? Get the inside track from our diverse team, learn about their career journeys, and explore how you can make a big impact here too.
Not sure which programme is right for you? Want to know more about visa sponsorship or nationality restrictions? Or 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.
What are the benefits of our graduate and undergraduates programmes?
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.
Whether it's buddy schemes and mentoring or skills training and personal development, you'll grow and develop here.
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 from £22,000 for our undergraduates. You'll also get lots of other benefits like generous time off.
Everyone can make a difference
We're committed to recruiting in the most inclusive way possible, so we can welcome the best people from all kinds of backgrounds to our team. Find out more about how to apply on our individual programme pages.
#1 most attractive employer with engineering professionals in the UK, Universum
25th in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers
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#1 Engineering Employer of Choice as voted for by female engineering job hunters in the UK Graduate Careers Survey 2022
We know only 15% of engineering graduates, and 16.5% of all engineers in the UK are female. We’re on a mission to shift this balance, so we’re incredibly proud to have been voted as the number 1 Engineering Employer of Choice by female engineering graduates in 2022.
A diverse team is a creative and innovative team. We recognise and celebrate diversity and difference and want everyone to feel valued and empowered to thrive. Who you are should never define what you can do.