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Graduate Support Engineer

Posted 20 May 2024
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Job Title Graduate Support Engineer

Location Warton/Samlesbury (Lancashire)

Start date 27th January 2025

BAE Systems do offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements, however it is expected on our Graduate Programme you will be required to attend your site 3-4 days per week. Please note, this may be subject to change in line with the needs of the business. The hybrid working arrangements including which days you are required to work on site/remotely will be outlined by your line manager.

Salary £34,000 & £2,000 Welcome Bonus

Here at BAE Systems Air, we have a long and proud heritage in the development, manufacture, upgrade and support of world-leading combat and fast jet trainer aircraft.

Today, we operate across the globe, in multiple markets to support our customers – wherever, whenever and whatever their challenges may be. We support them across the whole life cycle of the air sector – from design, development and production, through to provision of aircraft, training, support and maintenance.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under represented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

What you will be doing

As a graduate engineer you would be expected to be involved in a number of areas in order to develop a broad understanding of the Through-Life Support Engineering function.

Working in a fast growing discipline, applying systems and supportability engineering principles to the development of concepts and designs for customer service operations.

Gain experience across a number of vital defence programmes providing next-generation capability for the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.

With our huge portfolio of products and our multinational presence, there are opportunities to get involved in something different around every corner. Additionally, we encourage involvement in community projects, STEM initiatives and support groups (called employee resource groups) which all provide valuable learning and development experiences that you may not have access to in your day-to-day role.

We are also fully committed to supporting graduates to work towards professional registration and Chartership with a range of professional institutes (e.g. the IET and IMechE).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engagement with customers, and understanding their needs and translating these in to support solution requirements
  • Modelling service solution performance and integrity
  • To derive maintenance tasks through analysis
  • Influencing designs and performing reliability and spares predictions and including producing supporting technical documentation.
  • Reliability Analysis – to interrogate and analyse design and supplier data including virtual and digital model based environments in order to influence and qualify product design and support solutions and requirements
  • Maintainability – utilising design and customer support and service data identify maintenance optimisations to provide efficient Maintenance Policies, Schedules and Procedures
  • Technical Documentation – research, originate and edit technical information and supporting data to create, update and publish design approved data
  • Mission Support – Improvement and delivery of state-of-the-art mission planning and support services
  • Product Support – Support air and ground crew with understanding the operational and maintenance needs of their aircraft to help them complete their mission.

Skills

As a minimum requirement you’ll need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, a 2.2 in your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or STEM

Opportunities for Growth and Development: We encourage employees to explore projects beyond their primary responsibilities, providing them with diverse experiences. With a wide range of products and a multinational presence, there are ample opportunities for employees to engage in various projects and initiatives.

Community Involvement: In addition to professional development BAE Systems value community engagement. Employees are encouraged to participate in community projects, STEM initiatives, and employee resource groups, offering valuable learning experiences outside of their regular roles.

Retention and Career Development: Recognizing the importance of retaining talented individuals, we offer sponsorship, career development support, and high-potential development programs. These initiatives aim to help employees plan their careers effectively and provide opportunities for accelerated development for those who demonstrate aspiration, ability, and performance.

Benefits

You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

On commencement of employment you will be paid a one-off non-consolidated lump sum payment of £2,000 (the “Welcome Payment”). The Welcome Payment is subject to the normal deductions and will be paid with your first salary payment. This provides you with the perfect opportunity to ease your transition, whether this be relocation cost, securing housing, ensuring smooth and reliable transport needs, anything to help kick-start your career in BAE Systems.

Inclusivity within our Recruitment Process

We want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Export Control/Security

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Qualification requirements

As a minimum requirement you’ll need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, a 2.2 in your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or STEM

Start date (dd Month Year)27th January 2025Length of contractPermanent contract

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

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