Life at BAE Systems

At BAE Systems you can be proud of what you do, how you do it and who you do it with. We work hard to create an inclusive, dynamic and rewarding environment where you are inspired to achieve remarkable things and make a difference where it really counts.

The workplace

At BAE Systems we value the importance of balancing home and work life, and understand that you are at your best when this is achieved. We have a catalogue of family-friendly policies that support our employees in achieving and maintaining this balance and help us recruit and retain the best people in an inclusive and diverse workplace. Our UK Work Life Integration policy applies to all BAE Systems employees in the UK, and works in line with our Code of Conduct. The policy covers, but is not limited to:

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  • Leave for Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Shared Parental Leave
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • 52 weeks’ maternity leave regardless of length of service
  • Keeping in touch days
  • A positive commitment to agile and flexible working practices
  • Career breaks.

The people

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field and those joining the UK company can join a number of inclusive and friendly groups run by employees for employees. These include groups for veterans, women in the workplace and for colleagues wanting support with their wellbeing and mental health.

  • EnabledUK is our employee-run group that offers support to disabled (both visible and non-visible) employees. And OutLinkUK is specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Queer/Questioning and Others (LGBTQ+) colleagues, but it’s open to anyone to be part of, however they identify themselves. Both EnabledUK and OutLinkUK work closely with BAE Systems’ leadership teams to ensure all businesses across the UK promote equality and inclusion, and implement measures to improve and consistently maintain an inclusive and accessible environment for all employees.
  • In addition, those interested in promoting and engaging young people in science, technology, engineering and maths can join the STEM Ambassador programme.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate our differences.

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.