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Mechanical Engineer Industrial Placement (Electronic Systems Sector)


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Role Profile

Our Mechanical Engineers turn ideas into products. They’re involved in the design, development and testing of complex mechanical avionic systems, including helmet display systems, head up displays, flight control systems and mission systems. In the early stages of a project, they’ll apply scientific principles and technical information to generate concept ideas.

After this, they’ll select the most suitable design and turn it into a viable solution working alongside electronics and optical engineers, and with parallel development of test equipment to qualify the product for use in service. Through 3D modelling, engineering calculations and a range of analysis tools, they create a detailed design of the product that factors in considerations such as materials, manufacture, assembly, cost and performance — to name just to name a few.

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What you will be doing

"During the 1 year Industrial Placement your academic studies will be supplemented and your Mechanical Engineering competencies developed in the areas related to the complex avionics systems developed in Rochester. This will include design and development work related to mechanical, electronic and optical integration into our products. You will have opportunities to understand the development processes and tools used, the comprehensive testing of our products, as well as appreciating the manufacturing challenges, supplier involvement, project management, cost and quality aspects, and to gain an understanding of the broader issues associated with business at BAE Systems.

Through placement in project engineering teams you will acquire new knowledge, experience and skills beyond those learnt through academic study."

Entry Requirements and what we are looking for

To apply, you’ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree. Candidates should have completed at least 2 years of study towards BEng or MEng in Mechanical Engineering, or a related Engineering degree covering Mechanics, Dynamics and Vibration, Structures and Stress, Thermodynamics, and Mechanical Systems.

Overview of Business Unit

The Electronic Systems sector spans the commercial and defence electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems.

Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions around the world, primarily in the United States and United Kingdom.

From digital helmet-mounted displays to cutting-edge flight controls, our employees in Rochester, UK, design, develop and produce some of the world’s most advanced avionics equipment spanning both the commercial and defence markets. We also provide world-leading aftermarket support and in-service repair for aircraft fleets around the globe, and delivers innovative propulsion and power management systems to transit markets across the United Kingdom and Europe.

If you have the imagination and determination to be involved in industry-changing innovations every day, then you’ll be a perfect fit for our Electronic Systems business.

Security/ Export Control Statement

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.

These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Rochester (London)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Mechanical

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