BAE Systems

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7.5 /10 358 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Internship (1-4 Months) Placement Year (10 Months+)

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About BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,200 people in 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.

We develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability and national security solutions – helping to protect people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure across the world.

With opportunities in engineering, manufacturing, project management, business development, IT and finance, we’re looking for undergraduates with drive and enthusiasm who can help us stay ahead. If you have the potential we will support you all the way because your success with drive ours.

Our undergraduate programmes will give you the skills you need to navigate through challenges that bring others to a standstill and 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 that what you do really makes a difference where it counts.

Applied Intelligence

If you are passionate about delivering advanced technology solutions, our Applied Intelligence Future Talent roles offer unique placements working on cutting edge, industry leading projects.

Industrial Placement (12 months)

If you have the talent, now is the time to put it to the test. We have approximately 90 one-year placements available each year and they all offer you the chance to develop new skills and gain invaluable industry experience in the world.

Summer Internship (12 weeks)

A summer internship at BAE Systems gives you a valuable 12 week insight into working life at one of the world’s most innovative companies. If you secure one of the 100+ placements available across our UK business, you’ll receive on-the-job training within a structured framework. We only offer placements when there’s work with real impact to be completed. It’s a great way to put theory into practice.


To apply, you’ll need to be on course to achieving a 2:2 for our undergraduate schemes, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.

For finance, you will need to be on course to achieving 2:1 including 112 new tariff UCAS points or equivalent (excluding general studies).

To join the Applied Intelligence team you’ll need or be on track for a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree and at least 128 UCAS points. Any degree subjects is accepted, although STEM subjects are desirable for engineering roles.

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BAE Systems is 6th in Engineering Top 100 Undergraduate Employers 2018 - 2019

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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  • Hardware Summer intern

    The work was very university course related and it gives you an experience into practising what you have learnt into a real world environment. Although during my internship there was a hold upon lots ...


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  • Industrial Placement

    Really enjoyed my placement. Got to sample lots of different aspects/areas of engineering. Got the opportunity to travel and witness testing. Placement manager made sure I had opportunity to take part...


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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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