Degree Apprenticeship

Degree Apprentice Submarines Cost Estimating

As a Project Management (Cost Estimating) Degree Apprentice, you will be part of the Commercial function working closely with all areas of the business, across a broad spectrum of tasks, from facility business cases to design studies to whole boat pricing that will give you an excellent understanding of the Submarines business and how it operates.

Training to carry you through your career

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You will need to have an understanding of every function within the business and appreciate and understand what they do, why they do it and the costs associated with what they do. To understand the costs of all material required in the Design, Build and Testing of the product and associated Risks and Opportunities.

What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?

To perform this role we will give you a 5 year training programme, which will give you the opportunity too understand the function (by working in different areas), the Submarines business and how Cost Estimating as part of the Commercial function fits into the Corporate strategic thinking.

Cost Estimating is unique in the breadth of experience and understanding it can offer people who choose to work in this exciting, critical business area.

As well as the Cost Estimating training and development you will also study for a Degree in Project Management. 

What Qualification Will You Get?

Project Manager [Level 6]

Overview of Business Unit

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.
Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines.

We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

Working with us:

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.
We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

Qualification requirements

  • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C/4-9 (or equivalent) including Maths and English AND a minimum of 240/96 UCAS points, or equivalent (excluding UCAS points gained at AS level), to include Maths and one of the following subjects; Business-related (including Psychology and Law), IT, Engineering, Science, Numerate (excluding General Studies)

How Will You Be Rewarded?

We offer a starting salary of £19,038 per annum and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and share saving scheme. 

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.

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