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Engineering Summer Internships

Open to all STEM.

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A Summer Internship at BAE Systems gives you a valuable 12 week insight into working life at one of the world’s most innovative companies. With opportunities across business, engineering or finance, you’ll receive on-the-job training within a structured framework. We only offer placements when there’s work with real impact to be completed. It’s a great way to put theory into practice.

The programme offers valuable industry experience, enabling you to develop lifelong skills and a broad understanding of the work we do.

Upon successful completion of your placement year, you could receive a conditional offer to join BAE Systems as a Graduate and further your career (subject to performance and availability of suitable roles) without the need to reapply.

Training to carry you through your career

Graduates describe the various training opportunities and mentoring schemes at BAE Systems. To watch the full Gradcracker/BAE Systems webinar, click here.

Your Learning and Development

We focus on delivering learning and personal development that enables you to stretch yourself and fulfil your potential. Our Summer Internships offer you the chance to hone your skills and gain valuable industry experience. You’ll have the chance to see theory put into action, and learn from colleagues who are experts in their field.

What you'll need

To join our Engineering Summer Internship schemes you must be on course for at least a 2:2 Bachelor's degree in a STEM related subject. Once you begin your search you will find specific details on preferred degrees within each role type.


  • Pension contributions
  • Leisure travel insurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Ability to select/exchange holiday
  • Bikes to work
  • Health assessments
  • Dental insurance

How to apply

We ask all candidates to apply online using our application form to ensure our selection process is fair and consistent. Following your online application you will be invited to undertake a virtual assessment involving gamified assessment challenges and recorded questions. If you are successful, you’ll be invited to either a virtual or face-to-face interview. 

Our main recruitment window runs from the beginning of September every year. 
Please note: where sufficient applications have been received, roles will be closed, therefore early application is advised.

If you are successful you will commence your Summer Internship in June 2022.

Summer internships are open to all university year groups however individuals who are due to graduate prior to the commencement dates of our undergraduate programmes are not eligible to apply and should instead consider applying for one of our graduate offerings.

We are an inclusive employer and strive to recruit, retain and inspire the best people from the widest pool of talent. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss any adjustments or arrangements, as required, to support your application. 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.

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