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BAE Systems
Defence & Security Solutions
BAE Systems provides some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions.
  • Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.
  • From state-of-the-art cyber threat detection to flight control systems that enable pilots to make better decisions, we never stop innovating to ensure that our customers maintain their advantage. 
  • We employ a skilled workforce of over 90,500 people in more than 40 countries. 

 

Become part of a team who inspire you every day

Join our inclusive team in a business that’s ever-evolving and you can help change the world we  live in. Whichever early career programme you choose, you’ll learn, grow and thrive with all the training and support you need to make sure  your talent shines. And you’ll play a crucial role  in creating pioneering security products and services which help create a secure tomorrow  for generations to come.

Accelerate your career

In our graduate-level roles, you can specialise in engineering, technology, project management, business or consulting. If you’re a student, our summer and industrial placements and insight experiences will give you the chance to develop new skills, get real-world industry experience,  and learn what life is like at BAE Systems.

Everyone can make a difference

Everyone’s welcome here and we’re committed to recruiting the best and most diverse talent to our team. Come and join us – this is the place where you can make  a real difference. 

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MBDA
Defence – Engineering
At MBDA, we push the limits of what’s possible in science, engineering and technology.
  • We’re a 13,000-strong multi-national organisation and we’re proud to partner with governments with the common goal of defending freedom. 
  • Through our honed expertise, we have a rich heritage of designing and delivering missiles and missile systems. Our knowledge has been trusted by the armies, navies, and air forces we supply since 2001, making us a world leader and a global player in the missile systems sector.
  • Our vision is to continue to grow by establishing ourselves as an industry leader, promoting co-operation and delivering technical and operational excellence.

See the full picture

Each year we recruit over 300 Early Careers members across our business. From engineering to the environment, and opportunities across the UK, there’s a role for you whatever your interest.

We’re doing important work that requires exposure and experience, so team rotations are a key element of our programme. You’ll see the business holistically, while getting the chance to explore your own preferences and passions. 

This isn’t your regular 9-5 job

MBDA offers an excellent opportunity to work for  a global organisation and play an important role in protecting our land, skies and seas. And, because we’re committed to building the future of defence through the next generation, you’ll receive incredible training, development and support  every step of the way. 

Making ‘work life balance’ a reality 

We know it’s not just about work – we have a real community feel here, a variety of social activities open to all employees and an excellent range of dynamic working policies and flexible benefits. 

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AWE
Design & Manufacturing
AWE is responsible for the design, manufacture and support of warheads for the UK’s nuclear deterrent.
  • For more than 70 years, we’ve supported the UK Government’s nuclear defence strategy and the continuous at sea deterrent. 
  • We also use our nuclear know-how and technical expertise to provide innovative solutions that support the UK’s counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction activities.
  • With a team of around 6,000 people, we operate from four sites across the UK and have some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world.

What if...

...you could work on something that you can’t test, but cannot afford to fail? Something that could have spent years on a submarine, is launched  into outer space (where the temperature is below –250c); comes hurtling through the atmosphere, being heated up and shaken, and then must work? That’s some challenge.

A unique career

If you’re looking for excitement and intrigue, and want to make a real difference, now is the time  to join AWE. We’re at the start of a once-in-a-generation programme to design and produce a replacement warhead for the UK’s continuous at sea deterrent. To do this, we need to recruit, train and develop around 6,000 scientists, engineers, technologists, machinists, designers and people who support complex facilities and operations. 

Play a vital role in national nuclear security

Our early careers schemes offer some amazing opportunities to grow and build an extraordinary career. You’ll undertake some  of the most important work, in support of the most important mission – keeping the nation safe. 

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