Graduate Opportunity

Applied Intelligence Graduate Project Managers - June/September 2022

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Here at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we are committed to helping governments, organisations and society navigate digital threats and opportunities. Whether it’s leveraging data to digitally transform operations or securing organisations and nations from cyber threats, we combine our unrivalled security and engineering heritage to help our clients navigate the data-reliant digital landscape.

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As the cyber and intelligence arm of BAE Systems, we employ over 3,500 people across 15 countries in North America, APAC, Europe and the Middle East. With our distinguished heritage, we relish the opportunity to transform digital and data practices, defence, intelligence, security and society for government agencies, law enforcement, financial services, and critical infrastructure.

The Project Management Graduate Programme aims to provide an environment that supports the acquisition of knowledge and experience from industry best practices and importantly, provide roles allowing the application of that understanding through practical experience in day-to-day roles. 

You will be part of our Future Talent Community and be assigned a Career Manager, who will support and guide you throughout your career with us. All of this is designed to complement your career development, fuel your ambition, and give depth to your training and career.

Role Profile

The role of a Graduate Project Manager is to harness the expertise of our talented and highly experienced Programme Managers, Service Delivery Managers and Project Management Control professionals to successfully support the delivery of a mixture of business and technical Projects, Programmes and IT Services.
 
As a Graduate Project Manager, you will have the opportunity to experience the range of services we offer our clients. You would typically operate across the entire project lifecycle and learn to take accountability for the successful delivery of various projects and services by ensuring that high quality planning; control and assurance practices are followed on all aspects of delivery.

You will start your career working in the Project Management Office Support function where you will be supporting Project Managers, Programme Managers and Service Delivery Managers. This will give you an excellent grounding in the basics of project management and allow you to build into more senor roles in Project Management Office, Project, Programme & Portfolio Management and Service Delivery Management:

  • Project Management Office Support – You will provide support to a project team within the business, focussing on portfolios, programmes and projects. As part of this assignment you will learn the skills required to interpret and facilitate governance and reporting processes, project set-up and close down tasks as well as the management of project finance activities. As you develop as an individual, you will become responsible for guiding and training other members of staff, while supporting a culture of delivery excellence.
  • Project, Programme and Portfolio Management – You will play an active role in supporting senior Project Management professionals in relation to mobilising teams as well as managing suppliers, contractors and associates. As part of this assignment you will support and contribute to all phases of a project, gaining experience of managing projects under the guidance of senior project management professionals within the business. You will identify risks and propose mitigations associated to projects, while contributing to the execution of Project and Quality plans. Stakeholder management is key to this assignment; you will be responsible for providing high quality reports, while proactively monitoring costs, timescales and resources.
  • Service Delivery Management – You will work closely with internal business operations teams and external clients in order to identify and manage service improvement activities. As part of this assignment you will contribute towards the production of service reports, whilst managing any incidents or changes in the service and developing an in-depth understanding of associated service level agreements. You will play a key role in the support of Service Delivery teams in regards to assessing, analysing, developing, documenting and implementing changes within the service. With support from senior Service Delivery Management professionals, you will assist our pre-sales and commercials teams with bid work.

Please note, as a Graduate Project Manager, you may be required to work on client sites, which are away from your base location - this can be for an extended period of time. In this instance, all travel and expenses costs will be covered.

Entry Requirements

  • You will need to have obtained or be studying towards a 2:2 or above
  • You will need to have graduated within the last 3 years 

Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK can be considered for a position within BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Due to the nature of our work, successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government Security Clearance, prior to starting with us

Desired Competencies 

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Articulate, both verbally and in writing
  • Objective and logical with an enquiring and creative mind
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Resilience under pressure
  • Desire to learn
  • Competence in Microsoft Office packages/ IT literate 

We expect great things of our graduates. In return, you can expect a £30,000 starting salary with regular, performance based uplifts and a comprehensive benefits and pension package, including 25 days’ annual holiday with flexible leave arrangements and product and service discounts.

What’s next?

Applications for this position will close on December 20th. Following this, those progressed, will be invited to undertake a virtual assessment involving gamified challenges and video questions on HireVue.  If you are successful at this stage, you’ll then be invited to a virtual, final interview in February.

Please reach out to your recruitment contact, if you need to discuss any requirements for reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process. 

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