BAE Systems

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Opportunities Offered:
Internship (1-4 Months) Placement Year (10 Months+)

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Real world. Real work. Real challenges.

Join us as an undergraduate and you’ll quickly become involved in developing some of the most technologically advanced defence, security and aerospace systems, and receive tailored development to advance your career!

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 innovative companies, we can offer you an exciting and challenging career. Ever wanted to find out what it is like to do real work for a leading defence, aerospace and security company? That’s what’s on offer when you choose a one year Industrial Placement, or a 12-week Summer Internship within one of our BAE Systems businesses.

Typical Functions

Business – Our business placements opportunities are integral to our ability to deliver successful projects. Placements are available in a number of areas, including Business Development, Commercial, Procurement and Project Management.

Engineering – Cutting edge innovations and world leading technological developments are the foundation of our business. We have a wide range of engineering placements available including Electrical, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical, Software and Systems.

Finance – Here, you won’t just be working on the financial aspects of some of the most exciting projects in defence, aerospace and engineering, you’ll also be working and learning from some of the most accomplished professionals in their fields.

Technical Delivery – As a Technical Delivery intern, you’ll undertake a mix of technical challenges, business problem solving and client liaison which could be in an a range of areas from Software Engineering to Cyber Security Technical Analysis.

Consultancy – As a consultancy intern, you would have the opportunity to focus on equipping the client with a basic technical understanding of our capabilities and markets.

12-month Industrial Placements

If you have the talent, now is the time to prove it. We have approximately 60 one-year placements available each year and all offer you the chance to develop new skills and gain valuable industry experience in the real world.

12-week Summer Internships

It’s the best way to put theory into practice. A Summer Internship at BAE Systems gives you a real insight into working life in one of our UK businesses, while honing your skills. Our internships provide on-the-job training within a structured framework. We only offer these placements when there is real work to be completed, with over 100 placements available each year.

What are we looking for?

To join our Summer Internship scheme or our one year Industrial Placement scheme you must be on course to achieve, at least a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree. This can be in any subject for our business or finance opportunities and must be in an engineering, technical, numerical or scientific subject for our consultancy, engineering or technical delivery placements. For our finance placements, you also need 280 UCAS points (or equivalent)

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BAE Systems Latest Reviews

  • Dockside Testing

    I have thouroughly enjoyed myself on this placement. I have been challenged and learnt a huge amount of skills to put towards future career development....


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  • Manufacturing Intern - MAI

    The work delegated to me was quite varied, and gave me good exposure to topics that I previously had no experience with. I was invited to help with interesting tasks such as bid support, product conce...


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  • Undergraduate Engineer

    My internship, featuring a number of 10 and 19 week placements was very enjoyable given the interesting nature of the work given to me. I was taken on tours of the facilities and had the chance to mee...


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Engineering Services Placement

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Engineering & Physical Sciences

Implementing technical skills learnt at university in this environment has helped sustain and further my interest in mechanical engineering

Awards and Commendations

[2016] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2015] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2014] Top 100 [2014] Best New Provider of Work Experience (Finalist) [2013] Top 75