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BAE Systems

Better together

At BAE Systems you can be proud of what you do, how you do it and who you do it with. We work hard to create an inclusive, dynamic and rewarding environment where you are inspired to achieve remarkable things and make a difference where it really counts.


The organisation

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.


The culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

The work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

The opportunity

On the job training, leadership programmes, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built in to your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.


The people

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

The reward

See your contribution making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.


Quick facts

of our people work in highly skilled engineering and related roles.
Graduates and apprentices are training with us at any one time.
% of our people work in highly skilled engineering and related roles.
Jobs in the United Kingdom are supported by our work.
Is spent by BAE Systems on education and skills activities every year

Company direction

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Our vision

Is to be the premier international defence, aerospace and security company.
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Our mission

Is to provide a vital advantage to help our customers protect what really matters.
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Our strategy

To achieve our vision and mission has five clear strands, Maintain and grow our defence businesses, Continue to grow our business in adjacent markets, Develop and expand our international business, Inspire and develop a diverse workforce to drive success, Enhance financial performance and deliver sustainable growth in shareholder value.
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Our values

Trusted, Innovative and Bold. These values guide everything we do.

Our people in their own words

From apprentices, engineers and project managers to senior leaders, listen to employees giving the low down on life at BAE Systems.

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Your career

We offer you the opportunities to start, grow and advance your career with challenges that inspire you and stretch your unique abilities. We invest heavily in education and engagement initiatives to help you achieve your full potential, and to best develop the talents of a new generation of engineers, innovators and project managers.

Our locations

Our awards

Repeatedly featuring as a Times Top 100 Graduate Employer, 2018
Proud to be listed at 57th Top Employer
Delighted to be 30th out of 300 Graduate Employers
A supporter of WorldSkills UK as an Industry Partner of WorldSkills UK LIVE