The Operations function is responsible for taking the designs, raw materials and plans and making our products a reality. When cost, safety and quality are all paramount, this can be quite a challenge. Operations is one of the largest functions within BAE Systems and covers all aspects of manufacturing, construction and integration. As an Operations graduate you will be able to get involved at all levels of the business, from solving manufacturing problems on the shop floor, through to working on facility strategies or managing your own improvement projects. It is an exciting and diverse function, and so are the opportunities.
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To succeed in this area, you’ll need to be on course to achieving a 2:1 for our undergraduate schemes in an engineering, numerical or scientific subject. In addition, you must be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance. Qualifications aside, Operations covers a range of disciplines from Quality through to Process and Production Engineering to delivery of our products and Maintenance and upgrade of our site facilities. As you can imagine this requires a range resourceful, enthusiastic and motivated graduates with good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in an analytical way, even under pressure. As a company committed to talent, we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds and with many different skills, experience and perspectives.
Electronic Systems: You'll be joining our team and leveraging the expertise of 13,000 people around the world as we develop mission-critical electronic systems for a whole range of commercial and military purposes. This includes everything from flight and engine controls, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors, to electronic warfare and night visions systems.
Military Air & Information: Our 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, we supply products and support services to customers in over 30 countries across the globe. Joining us in Manufacturing & Production based in Samlesbury/Warton means you're in for one of the most varied graduate roles that BAE Systems has to offer. It can be as technical as core engineering or as abstract as people management. If you’re after a truly cutting-edge career, in every sense of the word, then this is the right role for you.
Naval Ships: By joining us, 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 our exciting transformation into a world class naval engineering business.
Submarines: Working with our team you'll join a group of experts who have been responsible for building every submarine currently in service with the Royal Navy. As an Operations graduate you will deliver projects, benefits and improvements to the submarine build programme, which is vital for delivering our customer the products it expects at the right cost and quality. It is an exciting time for the Operations function because as the business grows, it means there are opportunities for graduates to grow with it.
We offer 12-month placement opportunities for undergraduates in Electronic Systems - Rochester and Naval Ships - Glasgow. You’ll be working with some of the top experts in their field. Taking your place as part of the team, you’ll share the everyday challenges and the long-term objectives to get a valuable insight into our business. The starting salary for Industrial Placement students is £18,000.
We’ll encourage and support you to realise your potential. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, and gain insights that can only come from real world experience.
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