I first applied for an internship at BAE Systems because it had some really cool projects. I was lucky to join the Land UK business, with projects ranging from the manufacture of munitions to working with the development of state of the art technologies.
Another highlight was when my team nominated me for BAE Systems’ Graduate of the Year award for operational excellence and I won!
Jush, Graduate Engineer, Land UK
There have been so many highlights and moments that have helped develop my career. I was transitioning into my second placement when I was asked to support a big project with the first team I worked with; that was when I realised how much knowledge I’d picked up and the trust my team had in my work. Another highlight was when my team nominated me for BAE Systems’ Graduate of the Year award for operational excellence and I won!
I work best when I’m busy; I am a STEM ambassador and am on our graduate council. Taking on additional opportunities has helped me to develop extra skills which I’ve found useful.
I’ve been very lucky with the support and valuable career advice I’ve had from my managers and mentors, who are senior members of the business. For example, they suggested a secondment with a client organisation to better understand how they operate to develop the skills I would need to become an engineering manager. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend BAE Systems to anyone wanting a fulfilling, exciting career.