What better way to put theory into practice? A summer internship at BAE Systems will give you a 12-week insight into working life in one of BAE Systems' UK businesses and further develop your skills. BAE Systems' internships provide on-the-job training within a structured framework and these placements are only offered when there is real work to be completed so if you want to make an impact next Summer, read on to see what opportunities are available, and the associated benefits.
WHERE COULD YOU BE?
Electronic Systems: Electronic Systems is a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of mission-critical products - from flight and engine controls to electronic warfare and night visions systems, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors to networked communications equipment. BAE Systems has cutting-edge technology that is used in 100 countries, by 280 airlines and by 25 air forces. If you have the imagination and determination to be involved in real, life-changing innovations every day, than you'll be a perfect fit for this business.
Head Office: BAE Systems Head Office is based in Central London and Farnborough, Hampshire. Head Office is home to a wide range of vital departments, from Strategy and Legal, to HR and Business Development. It is an exciting environment, where people at all levels across the business exchange ideas and develop new projects. BAE Systems only employs the best - so if you are part of the company you will be part of something important, something that will make you proud.
Maritime Services: Maritime Services delivers end-to-end services and support to over half of the Royal Navy's Surface Fleet. You could join over 3,500 employees across the UK sites and help deliver a range of services. BAE Systems supports the Royal Navy and provides everything they need to live and work at Portsmouth Naval Base. If you want to be part of the future of BAE Systems working in partnership with the Royal Navy then a career in Maritime Services awaits you.
Military Air & Information This team designs, manufactures and supports some of the most advanced military aircraft in the world. As well as working with the UK's Ministry of Defence, they supply products and support services to customers in over 30 countries across the globe. If you're passionate about delivering excellence and are ready to use your skills to support some of the world's most significant aerospace sector organisations, this is the place for you.
Naval Ships By joining, you'll be working on projects that will help safeguard our nation for generations to come, including the Royal Navy's new Offshore Patrol Vessels and Type 26 Global Combat Ships, while also being a part of the exciting transformation into a world class naval engineering business. At the heart of all these ships are state-of-the-art combat systems, which are designed, built and integrated by BAE Systems and which you could have the chance to continually develop and improve. The combat systems are in operation with more than 20 countries around the world and this technology is vital in providing crew members with the information and capabilities they need to operate effectively, whether protecting the world's shipping lanes or providing humanitarian relief.
Submarines: Working with this team you'll join a group of experts who have been responsible for building every submarine currently in service with the Royal Navy. Your specialist knowledge will come to the fore when it comes to providing professional electrical design capability, supporting test and trials analysis to ensure the equipment meets the original design intent and being actively involved in concept design.
Your Learning and Development
BAE Systems recognises that your development is key for you to fulfil your potential in the world of work and that is why all Summer Internships offer you the chance to hone your skills and gain valuable industry experience. You'll have the chance to put theory into practice, learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, and gain insights that can only come from real world experience. In addition, BAE Systems has partnered with EAL (the specialist, employer-recognised awarding organisation for the engineering, manufacturing, building services and related sectors) so that individuals who complete the full internship will receive a certificate to recognise their contribution to the sector.
What You'll Need
To join the Summer Internship scheme you must be available for the 12 weeks (though you are entitled to 6.5 days of leave during that time) and on course to achieve at least a 2:1 Bachelors degree. This can be in any subject for the business or finance opportunities and must be in an engineering, numerical or scientific subject for the engineering placements. For the finance internships you also need 280 UCAS points, and for the commercial internships you need a minimum of a Grade B in GCSE English and Maths. Although the academic requirements are important, they also want you to see opportunity where others see problems and be able to think around challenges that others can't navigate. You'll use the resources at your fingertips and the skills you'll develop to collaborate with your team and find solutions to real life problems.
BAE Systems encourages employees to take pride in their work and share their time to support local communities. At the end of each day, you can walk away knowing that what you do really makes a difference.
The Graduate Development Framework is a two year scheme, which develops people who are passionate about and show great potential in their chosen field - be it business or engineering.
By combining formal learning with real world challenges across a number of placements, the GDF will give you a solid foundation to establish a successful career within one of BAE System's UK businesses.
Your Learning and Development
BAE Systems recognises that your development is key for you to fulfil your potential in the world of work. That's why they've created a programme that will support your learning to deliver real business value though it's up to you to make the most of it.
Your career starts with an induction to welcome you to the business. Here you will meet fellow graduates and find out more about what your future holds.
Shortly after joining, you will be assigned a mentor who can act as a source of advice and insight, should you seek it.
You'll also participate in 'Graduate Developing You', which brings together graduates from across different business areas for a series of personal effectiveness modules, delivered by BAE System's award-winning learning and development partner, Impact International.
At the end of your first year you'll attend the Graduate Conference, where graduates from across the globe gather in an event comprising speeches from senior BAE Systems people, a selection of educational and interactive workshops, and an exhibition that showcases some of the most interesting work BAE Systems is engaged in.
All of this will complement your placements to help you realise your potential. In essence, when you take ownership of your career aspirations, BAE Systems give you support, training and practical experience.
What You'll Need
To join the GDF you must have a minimum of a 2:1 bachelors degree. This can be in any subject for BAE System's business opportunities and must be in an engineering, numerical or scientific subject for the engineering positions.
Although the academic requirements are important, they also want you to see opportunity where others see problems and think around challenges that others can't navigate. You'll use the resources at your fingertips and the skills you'll develop to collaborate with your team and find solutions to real life problems.
BAE Systems encourages employees to share their time and expertise to support local communities. At the end of each day, you can walk away knowing that what you do makes a difference.