BAE Systems

Top Employer
7.5 /10 373 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Internship (1-4 Months) Placement Year (10 Months+)
Engineering Aerospace/Aviation

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About BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, we help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information. We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries.

This is a place for pioneers. Go-getters, smart thinkers, curious minds. This is where you’ll find yourself, surprise yourself, become an expert in your field. This is somewhere you can make a difference. Here, your ideas help to protect the world. You’ll learn from the best, do the right thing. Play your part in something that really matters. This is where your career begins. This is where you’ll make an impact.

From state of the art cyber threat detection to flight control systems that enable pilots to make better decisions, we never stop innovating to ensure that our customers maintain their advantage. This is a long-term commitment involving significant investments in skills. We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology.

Our undergraduate schemes will prepare you with the skills you need to navigate challenges that bring others to a standstill. We will help you make the very most of your talents. We place great importance not only on what we do, but how and why we do it. We are passionate, collaborative, and take pride in work that helps our customers and communities. Working for BAE Systems, you’ll go home at the end of each day knowing what you do really makes a difference.

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BAE Systems is 9th in Engineering Top 100 Undergraduate Employers 2019 - 2020

BAE Systems Latest Reviews

  • Dockside Testing

    I have thoroughly 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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  • Software Engineer

    My placement was fantastic. Everyone I met was friendly and welcoming, and always willing to share their knowledge and help. My line manager was able to find me something that fitted in perfectly with...


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  • Mechanical Engineering - IP

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at BAE Systems. It gave me the ability to experience a broad spectrum of the engineering opportunities available. Alongside a competitive pay for industrial students,...


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Industrial Placement Student

Placement Year (10 Months+)


I was quite shy before joining BAE Systems and had no previous experience of the working world. This pushed me to pursue a placement that would develop my people skills, which led me to undertake an operations role to bring me out of my comfort zone.

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