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BAE Systems

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Real world. Real work. Real challenges.

Join us as a graduate and you’ll quickly become involved in developing some of the most technologically advanced defence, security and aerospace systems on Earth.

About Us

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure. That’s work that inspires us. That’s BAE Systems.

What you can expect

As one of the world’s most technologically innovative companies, we can offer you an exciting and challenging career. Whether it’s our Graduate Development Framework, Applied Intelligence Graduate Scheme, CORDA Graduate Development Programme, Finance Leader Development Programme or our Sigma Leadership Programme, all combine formal learning with real world challenges across a number of placements to help you realise your potential.

Our Graduate schemes

The Graduate Development Framework offers approximately 180 positions each year and is our two year scheme which develops people who are passionate about and show great potential in their chosen field. Inspired engineering is the foundation of our business. With over 18,000 engineers in the UK, we support professional accreditation and have opportunities in a wide range of engineering disciplines including (but not limited to) civil, electrical , manufacturing, naval architecture, research, software and systems.

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence offers approximately 120 positions each year in a range of programming, data analytics, electronic engineering and consultancy roles within our cyber security business unit, with salaries starting at £28,000. Over the next 18 months or so you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of modules to further enhance your skills base and contribute to driving our world-class reputation in developing innovative, cutting edge solutions.


There are many benefits to joining one of our graduate schemes including:

  • Competitive starting salary up to £28,000
  • A welcome payment of £2,000
  • 25 days holiday
  • Regular performance and salary reviews
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Discounted healthcare, car lease and share schemes

For our full range of opportunities including undergraduate opportunities and associated benefits, please visit our website


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