Naval Architecture - Summer Placement

As a Naval Architect, you won't just be involved in the design of vessels but will be able to get involved with aspects of manufacture through to launch, test and commissioning.

Naval Architecture is a whole boat engineering discipline. This means that as a Naval Architect you'll not only be involved in the design of vessels, but also all aspects of manufacture right through to launch, test and commission. In the case of our businesses, you'll work to ensure that our surface ships and submarines do what they should do. A large part of the work involves computer based design. However, you'll also get extensively involved in other activities too – such as computer simulation modelling and physical model tank testing. Welcome to Naval Architecture in the real world.

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What you'll need

To succeed in this area, you’ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:1 for our undergraduate schemes. Please refer to each business unit listed below for accepted degree subjects. In addition, you need to be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.

In terms of personal qualities, you’ll also need strong organisational ability and excellent communication skills. You’ll know how to collaborate effectively with a wide range of internal and external customers. As a company committed to talent, we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds and with many different skills, experience and perspectives.

Where could you be?

Naval Ships:  By joining us, you’ll be working on projects that will help safeguard our nation for generations to come, including the Royal Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels and Type 26 Global Combat Ships, while also being a part of our exciting transformation into a world class naval engineering business. Your time with us as a Naval Architect will be structured to give you the maximum benefit, working on varied projects from concept design and development, conducting feasibility studies, detailed production and beyond to in-service support. Preferred degree(s) include; Naval Architecture (Meng).

Maritime Services:  Naval Architects at BAE Systems Maritime Services are responsible for supporting the RN Surface Fleet through our involvement with a variety of customers in the defence industry.  Our customers and engineering colleagues consult us to engineer innovative solutions to their capability upgrade, maintenance and ongoing whole-ship safety certification requirements. We have an ethos of technical excellence fostered within a tight-knit team. The successful candidate can expect to be involved in a range of varied and demanding projects on ships including Type 45 destroyers, Type 23 frigates as well as international projects, historic ships and the future Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier. Preferred degree(s) include; Naval Architecture, Marine Technology.

Submarines:  Join our team and you can look forward to being responsible for all hydrostatics and hydrodynamics. You'll also be the docking authority for our vessels which include every submarine currently in service with the Royal Navy. We'll look to you to play a critical role in helping to build the Astute Class submarine and work with our partners to design the next submarine platform – some of the most exciting engineering projects in the world today. Preferred degree(s) include; Naval Architecture, Ship Science, Marine Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Marine Technology with Small Craft or Marine Technology.

Summer Internship

Available in Maritime Services - Portsmouth, Naval Ships - Glasgow/Portsmouth or Submarines - Barrow-in-Furness, this is a 12 week internship, certified by EAL (the specialist, employer-recognised awarding organisation for the engineering, manufacturing, building services and related sectors), which will give you the chance to put theory into practice, learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, and gain insights that can only come from real world experience. During the internship you’ll also receive a salary of £16,800 per annum pro-rata.

Learning and development

We’ll encourage and support you to realise your potential. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, and gain insights that can only come from real world experience. 

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: Today
  • Salary: £16,800
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Placement Duration: Summer, Summer - open to 1st years
  • Location: Various Locations
  • Region: London and South East, North West, Scotland - South/Central Belt
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Other benefits...

  • You'll learn from colleagues who are experts in their field
  • You’ll receive a salary of £16,800 per annum pro-rata

Disciplines accepted...

  • Mechanical

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