Life at BAE Systems

Your place to thrive


We’re a skilled, diverse, collaborative community of over 90,500 people, creating some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace, marine, land, and security solutions. We value the creativity and innovation of a diverse and inclusive team, and trust and empower our people to thrive, no matter what their background or experience.

Join us and you’ll enjoy first-class training, coaching and support. We’ll look to you for new ideas and new ways of working. You'll make a real contribution to vital, global work that secures all our futures. 

Find a role that inspires you

Whether you’re an experienced professional or just stepping out into the world of work, we’ve a wide range of career opportunities available. Whether it's engineering or technology, project management or manufacturing, you'll be helping our customers protect what really matters.  


Our behaviours


balances imagination and information to develop solutions


drives high standard of performance through cooperation and teamwork 

Develop people

creates an inclusive workplace in which all individuals thrive and give their best 


inspires others to be their best

Strategic vision

anticipates and plans for future business landscape


takes appropriate risks and leads with humility


demonstrates commitment to the BAE Systems values


responds to change with positive action

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.


Things we're proud of 

A Living Wage Employer

We're proud to be formally accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

At BAE Systems we’re committed to investing our people. That’s why we ensure everyone is paid a fair wage that allows them to support themselves and their families.
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Armed Forces Covenant

We were the very first Defence Company to sign the UK Armed Forces Covenant in 2013. We value the unique relationship we have with serving members and veterans. 

From developing skills and employment opportunities, to long-standing charity partnerships, we're proud to being a forces friendly employer.
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Movement to Work

We're a leading member of Movement to Work – the UK's largest employer collaboration to tackle UK youth employment. 

We offer placements to young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). Giving them the skills and confidence to take the first steps in their career.
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Social Mobility Pledge

We’ve pledged to partner with schools and colleges to deliver work experience and apprenticeships to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Addressing the opportunity gap doesn’t stop there. We’ve also pledged to recruit in a fair and inclusive way – ensuring that our processes are accessible to all. Helping to directly support the need for a more level playing field across our industry.
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The Valuable 500

The Valuable 500 is a global collective of companies committed to driving change for the 1.3 billion people around the world who live with a disability.

Being part of the collective is just one way we're working to attract more people with disabilities to join us and reach their full potential.
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Time to Change

The Time to Change pledge is a commitment to change the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace. 

We believe that a healthy workplace is an open, honest, and inclusive one. It's part of our holistic approach to our colleagues’ wellbeing.
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Our reviews

Read what colleagues past and present have to say about life at BAE Systems.

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Diversity, equity and inclusion

We want everyone here to feel valued and empowered to thrive. Who you are should never define what you can do. We believe when you bring together different people and different perspectives it inspires creativity and drives innovation. It helps us fulfil our purpose and it's integral to our culture. Everyone is heard and respected here. 
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Learning and development

If you’re curious, hungry for more responsibility, and prepared to step out of your comfort zone, there are endless opportunities to grow with us. At every stage of your career our first-class training, coaching and development programmes, role models and mentors will help you embrace your potential and take the next step. 
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Reward and benefits

Great work deserves benefits that go beyond your salary. Whether it's health, wellbeing, or financial security for you and your family – our flexible benefits help you focus on what's important to you.
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Making an impact

Together we embrace every opportunity to have a positive impact. On the world around us, our communities, and each other. 

Our mission

Our mission is to provide a vital advantage to help our customers protect what really matters. It brings us together and gives us purpose.
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Our values

We share a set of values that define who we are and who we all want to be. They help us make the right decisions and take the right actions. 
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