Engineering Summer Internships at BAE Systems

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Internship (1-4 Months)
Application Deadline
30th April 2020
Samlesbury/ Warton (Lancashire), Portsmouth, Barrow-in-Furness, Rochester, Weymouth/Frimley, Scotstoun, Broad Oak, Yeovil
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
£16,800 pa
Role May Involve
Computer and Systems Engineering Electronic and Electrical Engineering Engineering Manufacturing

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Engineering Summer Intern

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.

You can choose to join on a summer internship in one of the below disciplines:-

  • Aerospace
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineer
  • Human Factors
  • Operations, Manufacturing & Production
  • Naval Architecture
  • Systems
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Product Safety
  • Product Assurance

Learning and Development

We focus on delivering learning and personal development that enables you to stretch yourself and fulfil your potential. All our Industrial Placements offer you the chance to gain new skills and invaluable industry experience. We provide you with the opportunity to put theory into practice, learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, and gain insights that can only come from real world work environments.

Application Process

We ask all candidates to apply online using our application form to ensure our selection process is completely fair and consistent. Your online application will involve a number of numerical, verbal and situational strength tests.

If you are successful you will have a video interview, and selected candidates will then be invited to a face to face interview. Roles will close when sufficient applications have been received so early application is advised. If successful you will commence your industrial placement at the end of June 2020.

We are an inclusive employer and strive to recruit, retain and inspire the best people from the widest pool. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss any adjustments or arrangements, as required, to support your application.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation

Who Can Apply

To join our Business or Engineering Industrial Placement schemes you must be on course for at least a 2:2 Bachelor's degree in a related subject.


We expect exceptional things of our Industrial Placements. In return, you can expect a generous salary with a comprehensive benefits and pension package, including 25 days’ holiday and flexible leave arrangements, shares scheme, senior mentoring, and product and service discounts.

  • £18,000
  • Conditional offer to join BAE Systems as a Graduate and further your career (subject to performance and availability of suitable roles) without the need to reapply

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.

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.

How to apply

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