Become part of a team who inspire you every day


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.

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Accelerate graduate programme

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.
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Finance accelerate programme

Finance accelerate 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.
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Industrial placement

Industrial placement

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.
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Summer internships

Summer internships

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.
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Insight experiences

Insight experiences

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.
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What are the benefits of our graduate and undergraduates programmes?

Experience and qualifications

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. 

Training and mentoring

Training and 

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

Social and networking

Social and

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

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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.

Why join one of our programmes?

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#1 most attractive employer with engineering professionals in the UK, Universum

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25th in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers

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8th best student employer, IT & telecommunications, RateMyPlacement


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Learning and development

If you're curious and open to new opportunities, we'll help you reach your potential. See how we'll support you to continually learn and develop a fulfilling career.
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Diversity and inclusion

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.
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Hear from our inspiring people

Want to know more about what life is like at BAE Systems? Get the facts first hand from some of our current and former graduates.


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.


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.