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Your Career With Us

UK Careers - Developing Individuals

We pride ourselves on employing talented individuals, right across BAE Systems. And then we go on to make them even better.
Our employees have turned dreams, like a supersonic aircraft and vertical take-off fighter, into reality – and they still learn something new every day.
Whatever your chosen discipline, you can expect daily opportunities to learn and develop your skills. Your manager will help you focus on your department and role from your first day with us. Within a month, you’ll attend an induction event. And then the progress starts in earnest. Formal training and learning includes:
  • ‘Developing You’ Frameworks – Each major business function has robust frameworks in place to define the competencies and knowledge it needs to excel. For instance, our ‘Engineering Developing You’ framework provides the basis for training and development solutions across six core engineering disciplines in a way that balances individual career aspirations with business need. Crucially, these are frameworks that are as applicable to graduates as they are to directors.
  • Personal Development Reviews (PDR) – These take place at least twice a year and help you take stock of your job, your current skills and your recent achievements. More to the point, this is the time for you to map out your plans for the future and decide how best to work to the objectives you agree with your manager during the review. Your PDRs will put you at the centre of your own progress – just the way it should be.
  • Intelligent Learning – To support your personal, functional and leadership & management growth, we’re pioneering the use of an online Intelligent Learning Portal. This offers easy access to more than 400 e-courses at your desk, at your nearest Learning Resource Centre or even at home. Better still; all courses are available to your family members, free of charge, so you can even get your loved ones involved.
  • Skills Programmes – Our success depends on having the right skills in every area of the business, which is why we operate a wide variety of specific programmes to develop particular capabilities and skillsets.