Product Assurance Summer Internships

Our Submarine Design Services graduates deliver advice and solutions direct to the customer.

Submarine Design Services (SDS) is the face of BAE Systems Submarines for the In-Service Astute Class submarines. We deliver in service support direct to the Ministry of Defence at their headquarters in Abbey Wood, Bristol and the Waterfront at the Clyde in Faslane. Working closely alongside the MoD Design Authority, SDS manage the safety case, advises on design changes and provides wide-ranging complex technical engineering advice, often at short notice, to support ongoing military operations.

As an SDS graduate you will be able to get involved across the broad spectrum of in-service engineering, liaising direct with the customer in this fast paced and demanding environment.

Successful applicants will benefit from gaining a unique perspective on how BAE Systems Submarines products are used and supported through life and how the decisions taken in build influence continued capability at sea. An exciting and diverse team operating in a fluid and rapidly changing environment, SDS will enable you to establish your credibility early, take on responsibility with trusted independence and to quickly build your experience across a wide range of engineering disciplines.

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...

  • Aerospace
  • Building Services
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Civil
  • Computer & IT
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Geology
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science
  • Software
  • Structural
  • Systems

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