Materials Engineering Summer Internships

Our Materials Engineers spend time formulating new materials for complex products.

BAE Systems is responsible for the design, manufacture and support of a wide range of munitions products. This requires us to formulate new materials, design features and functions and to ensure that we have manufacturing processes able to meet design tolerances and volume requirements on complex products.

We have a number of chemical processes and tests, as well as metal forming and treatment processes in use across three manufacturing sites. Our main materials are steel, aluminium and polymer systems.

As a Materials Engineer, you will be involved in a range of the above activities, typically including continuous improvement activity on a range of manufacturing processes and assessment of alternative materials for potential cost and/ or performance benefits. You could also be involved in the design and development of Munitions products and processes and the provision of technical support to Manufacturing.

Roles Available

The following roles are currently available:-

Submarines - Barrow-in-Furness

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Entry Requirements 

To apply, you’ll need a minimum 2:1 Bachelor's degree in an engineering, numerical or scientific subject, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance. We are also interested in receiving applications from those with non-technical degrees who are interested in working in a business focused role.

Qualifications aside, you’ll also need an analytical mind, a keen eye for detail and a highly methodical approach to work. As a strong communicator, you will have the opportunity to collaborate effectively with both internal and external customers. 

Learning and Development 

We recognise that development is key to you fulfilling your professional potential and us delivering our business commitments. That’s why we’ve created schemes where you take ownership of your career aspirations and we give you support, training and practical experience to help you succeed.

First things first: your career with us starts with an induction to welcome you to your chosen UK business. Here, you’ll meet fellow graduates/ undergraduates and find out more about what your future holds. Then, shortly after joining, you’ll be assigned a mentor who can act as a source of advice and insight when you need it.

Whichever scheme you join, we’ll encourage and support you to reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about us, receive world-class training and support and perhaps most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in our projects – gaining the insights that can only come from real world experience. 

Closing dates: Industrial Placements / Summer Internships will close on 31st October 2017; the Graduate Development Framework will close on 30th November 2017 and Applied Intelligence Early Careers operate a first-come, first-served policy – early application advised across all vacancies. Only in exceptional circumstances will roles be available beyond these dates. 

We are an inclusive employer and recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is imperative to deliver our strategy. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: October 31, 2017
  • Salary: £16,800 p/a pro rata
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Placement Duration: Summer, Summer - open to 1st years
  • Type of Degree: Bachelors
  • Location: Barrow-In-Furness (Cumbria)
  • Region: North West
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Other benefits...

  • 6.5 days’ holiday over the 12 weeks
  • A potential fast track to our graduate opportunities (subject to performance and availability of suitable roles)

Disciplines accepted...

  • Materials/Minerals

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