Degree Apprenticeship

Degree Apprentice Naval Ships Cyber Security Engineer

BSc (Honours) in Digital and Technology Solutions

As an Engineering Professional you will provide technology enabled solutions to internal and/or external customers, in a range of areas including software engineering, network infrastructure and cyber security analysis.

Training to carry you through your career

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You will also enable the businesses to develop new products and services, using digital technologies. 
During this Degree Apprenticeship some of the work placements will also require you to rotate to different sites in the southern region, enabling you to experience different disciplines and projects.

What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?

During this four-year Degree Apprenticeship you will be trained to take responsibility for the development, installation, configuration, testing and maintenance of systems across the business whilst ensuring the highest level of quality and service. Alongside this, you will study for a degree that will grow your knowledge and competence around the technologies used in your placements.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business.

Where will I be based?

We are recruiting apprentices to work in the Naval Ships Combat Systems part of the business and welcome applications for our sites in Portsmouth, New Malden and Frimley.

What Qualification Will You Get?

  • BSc (Honours) in Digital and Technology Solutions, with a specialism in either Cyber Security, Network Engineering or Software Engineering. 
  • At the end of the apprenticeship you will obtain a nationally recognised Apprenticeship Completion Certificate. 

Overview of Business Unit

As part of our UK Maritime Sector, Naval Ships Combat Systems designs, develops, integrates and supports combat systems which are in operation in more than 20 countries around the world. 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.
For more than 30 years we have provided navies around the globe with mission-critical capabilities across a range of platforms – from mine counter measure and offshore patrol vessels to destroyers and aircraft carriers – and proudly support those platforms through our integration and support services teams.

We intend to build on our rich heritage. Our world class engineers are already working on the systems of the future that we believe will transform our products and services, the ships they support, and the missions they carry out.

We’re always looking to the future and we are committed to investing in our people to help them realise their career potential in an exciting and vibrant environment, working with the best talent in the industry.
Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. 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 x GCSE A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent) including Math’s, English and double Science or equivalent qualification, and
  • 240 UCAS points (old tariff) or 96 points (new tariff) at the equivalent A level grade C (or above) including Math’s plus one other Science or Technology subject, or an Extended BTEC National Diploma - DMM profile in an Engineering or computer discipline (Merit or above) which must include the Level 3 Mathematics for IT module. 

How Will I Be Rewarded?

We offer a starting salary of £19,562 per annum and a range of employee benefits including a company pension, cycle to work scheme, share saving scheme and potential further development opportunities post apprenticeship.

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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