Watch Again – Gradcracker/BAE Systems Webinar

Gradcracker Summary:

We went behind the scenes with BAE Systems to explore their various teams across air, land and sea. 

The graduates we spoke to worked in everything from submarines to applied intelligence, and it was fascinating to hear about the kinds of projects they’ve been involved in. They also offered some of the best advice we’ve heard so far, particularly on virtual application processes.

It stood out to us that BAE Systems is much more than a defence company. It is branching into different business areas – including consultancy and cybersecurity – and consequently offers a diverse range of opportunities for students and graduates…

This webinar was originally broadcast on Thursday, 25th February 2021
Hosted by
Guest speakers
Carla Power
Gradcracker
Jessica Luck
Gradcracker
Ciara Friel
Graduate Safety Engineer
James Graham
Graduate Systems Engineer
Jenny Luo
Project Management Graduate
Cameron Mackinnon
Graduate Quality Engineer
Hafsa Patel
Sourcing and Attraction Lead
BAE Systems webinar highlights
A behind-the-scenes look at the teams at BAE Systems
A behind-the-scenes look at the teams at BAE Systems
Graduates at BAE Systems describe their role and team at BAE Systems.
9:01
What soft skills does BAE Systems look for?
What soft skills does BAE Systems look for?
Find out what qualities BAE Systems looks for in potential candidates from Hafsa Patel, the company's Sourcing and Attraction Lead.
1:00
"You'll always find your feet somewhere"
"You'll always find your feet somewhere"
Discover the opportunities within BAE Systems' different business areas.
2:20
"Everything's an open door"
"Everything's an open door"
Ciara and James, Graduate Engineers at BAE Systems, both completed placements with the company prior to joining as graduates. Find out what they got up to, and what convinced them to come back!
4:29
An overview of BAE Systems' recruitment process
An overview of BAE Systems' recruitment process
Hafsa Patel, Sourcing and Attraction Lead at BAE Systems, gives a brief overview of the company's recruitment process for 2021.
1:32
"Don't shut yourself off from opportunities"
"Don't shut yourself off from opportunities"
Cameron describes his experience of BAE Systems' recruitment process and Jenny shares some fantastic hints and tips.
8:12
Coding and decryption challenges
Coding and decryption challenges
James, from BAE Systems' Applied Intelligence team, completed coding and decryption challenges as part of the company's recruitment process. Find out what these tests involved.
3:10
Video interviews: "practise makes perfect"
Video interviews: "practise makes perfect"
Gradcracker and graduates from BAE Systems share their advice on how to approach video interviews.
3:03
Training to carry you through your career
Training to carry you through your career
Graduates Ciara and Jenny describe the various training opportunities and mentoring schemes at BAE Systems.
6:26

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