Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Project Management - Portsmouth, (Maritime Sector)

Sept 2020/Jan 2021/June 2021

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Project Management is an integral function within BAE Systems. An effective Project Manager is able to deliver on contractual requirements to time, cost and quality constraints whilst managing the customer’s expectation throughout the life of a project. By successfully managing these elements, a Project Manager can directly contribute to customer satisfaction, return shareholder value and help secure future business.

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What you will be doing

Maritime Services offer a wide range of fulfilling placements for PM Graduates across the 2 Project Portfolio areas namely (1) Warship Support which includes running Portsmouth Naval Base and maintaining half the RN Surface Fleet including the T45 Destroyers & the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. (2) Product & Training Services - developing/supporting Torpedoes, Radars, Small Boats and Training Simulation Systems. The placements can be in any part of a project’s life-cycle from bidding to project execution to closing a project. Daily tasks vary from day to day and can include planning/scheduling project tasks, collecting/controlling project costs, updating PM plans, bringing innovation to established processes, working with the RN customers, running your own small projects and even organising a UK PM conference.

Entry Requirements and what we are looking for

To apply, you’ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree in any STEM subject.

The following is by no means an exhaustive list of qualities for a great Project Manager. Ability to inspire a shared vision & energise the team to achieve agreed goals. Ability to communicate with people at all levels. Someone of integrity, full of enthusiasm, shows empathy for others, competent, good delegation skills, cool under pressure, a problem solver and a team player. Many people with numerate & non-numerate degrees have proved they can become effective Project Managers. If you like a challenge, be organised, willing to learn, want a varied rewarding career then this is for you regardless of your degree.

Overview of Business Unit

Maritime Services delivers end-to-end services and support to over half of the Royal Navy’s Surface Fleet. You could join more than 3,500 employees across our UK sites and help deliver a range of services – from ensuring the Royal Navy’s ships are ready to go to sea, managing Portsmouth Naval Base, or even manufacturing radar, torpedoes, small boats and components for aircraft.

We are proud to support the Royal Navy and provide everything its personnel need to live and work at Portsmouth Naval Base. We have extensive experience in managing the base’s facilities and services, including accommodation, catering, transportation and even energy services.

Our support to ships sees us maintain and upgrade the fleet around the globe to ensure the Royal Navy meets its operational commitments

Our training services ensure personnel are capable and ready for maritime action and our products add operational advantage to our UK and international customers, this includes radar, torpedoes and small boats, as well as electronics being used in the new F35 Lightning B aircraft. Our work on complex technologies is used to support defence activities across the globe.

We have sites in Portsmouth, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, Filton near Bristol, Great Baddow in Chelmsford, and Hillend in Scotland

It’s an exciting time to be part of Maritime Services as the work at all our sites is helping the Royal Navy prepare for the arrival of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier. By joining Maritime Services you could have the chance to help develop the engineering support required for the carriers throughout their operational life.

If you want to be part of our future working in partnership with the Royal Navy, then a career in Maritime Services awaits you

Security/ Export Control statement

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.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Portsmouth (London)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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