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Graduate - Manufacturing & Operations - Samlesbury/Warton

Job in Preston, United Kingdom

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English (Fluent)

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0 to 1 years

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Role Profile

Manufacturing Graduates within Air will experience one of of the 4 main Manufacturing Sub-Disciplines; Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Production Planning Control & Logistics across our various aircraft programmes, to widen their knowledge and develop their technical skills and competencies. Although most opportunities will be at our Samlesbury and Warton Sites, Graduates will be expected to be mobile and be expected to travel and undertake work at other UK Sites. Graduates should be willing to travel internationally if and when the need arises.a number of different areas 

What you will be doing… (Role Duties and Responsibilities)

Roles and responsibilities will depend on the specific role undertaken but may involve working  on research and development programmes and identifying new and emerging technologies to support Future Aircraft Programmes.

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 in one of the following subjects only: Operations Management; Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management; Engineering with Technology Management; Logistics Management; Production Engineering & Management; Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering - Business Management; Aerospace Engineering;  Manufacturing Systems; Materials Science;orAny degree with a manufacturing and operations/management bias.

Overview of Business Unit

The Air sector is a world leader in the aerospace industry with expertise that can be traced back to the very earliest days of aviation.

We design and build advanced training and combat aircraft; develop and work with the latest in cutting-edge technology; and provide support and maintenance for our customers across the world. By joining our 23,000-strong global workforce, you could directly contribute to some of our leading aircraft including the Eurofighter Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II or our next generation of aircraft, in the UK or at one of our international sites. Whether you’re providing direct support to our customers, ensuring our programmes run to time and cost or influencing the design and manufacture of our products, you’ll be completing work that counts.

We’re looking for people who are passionate about delivering excellence and supporting some of the world’s most significant aerospace organisations.

We believe in investing in our people and inspiring continual innovation in our business. Developing and using the latest technology to compete with the world’s best is at the heart of what we do.  

Providing world-class training, support and development to our people means we inspire the very best talent to achieve great things. 

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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BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide.

39,515 employees