Engineering Summer Internship

by BAE Systems


Job Details

31st March 2021
£16,800 pro rata
Internship (1-4 Months)
Computer and Systems Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
North West, South East
Barrow-in-Furness, Rochester, Samlesbury/Warton

Engineering Summer Internship

Start date: June 2021

Work in a holistic, multi-disciplinary role, focusing on the bigger picture and bridging the gaps between disciplines. Throughout the different stages of a product lifecycle, you'll take the lead in systems integration and testing, qualification and acceptance. As well as the technical aspects of projects, you'll also learn to consider important factors such as schedules, costs, training and environmental concerns.

You can choose to join us on an internship in one of the below disciplines:-

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineer (Location: Barrow in Furness)
  • Manufacturing Engineer (Location: Rochester)
  • Human Factors Engineer (Location: Samlesbury/Warton)

Follow your passion with the following responsibilities

Would you like to join a team of engineers working on some of the world’s most advanced radar systems, for one of the UK’s largest defence companies?

As a Systems Engineer on a summer placement you will be using your problem solving skills to design, analyse and investigate complex radar systems. You will learn and grow your skillset within a mixed team of developing and already experienced engineers. You will also have the chance to work alongside other specialists such as software, mechanical and radio-frequency engineers.

You will join a team that is responsible for delivering quality products and services to our customers, as they depend on the capability of our radars and our ability to support them through their lifecycle. As a team, we are proud that our End User commitment is second to none.

As a Systems Engineer, you will be involved in the design and support of radar systems throughout the engineering development lifecycle; from requirements definition and management through to system design and in service support.

Your responsibilities may include the following (It may not be possible to cover the complete scope within a 3 month placement):

  • Analysing data to assess system performance and investigate the effect of design changes and experimental builds
  • Creating, modifying and using computational models to simulate radar behaviour to inform design decisions
  • Designing outcomes to improve existing and future systems using knowledge gained from analysis, modelling and testing
  • Discussing and sharing ideas with other members of the team to better understand a problem and help develop a response

In addition, your work may include practical activities working with radar hardware but in the course of a 3 month placement this cannot be guaranteed.

As a minimum requirement you'll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 in your Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Physics, with your final year commencing from Autumn 2021. You will also need to have familiarity with computational modelling, coding or analysis (such as Matlab or Python).

Candidates should demonstrate an interest in learning about new concepts and understanding novel ideas and importantly be comfortable in not knowing something and be happy to ask questions.

Desirable final year modules of study include Principles of Radar, Microwave & High Speed Digital design, Physical Computing, and Advanced Electromagnetism, although these are not essential.

An ability to articulate technical information effectively to a range of audiences of varying levels of technical knowledge would be a bonus.
What we have on offer for you!

Take your first steps in a career that challenges, rewards and evolves. At BAE Systems you’ll be working on exciting, world-leading engineering and business projects from day one. Our placements 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.

Security/ Export Control

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.

Working with us

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

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 87,800 people in more than 40 countries. We help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information. We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology.

We offer three month summer internships and 12 month industrial placements across our business, spanning a range of engineering disciplines as well as business roles including project management, finance and consulting. These programmes provide on-the-job training within a structured framework, offering the opportunity to develop technical expertise and professional skills such as problem solving, business acumen and project management.

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