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Graduate Systems Engineer

Posted 20 May 2024
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Job Title Graduate Air Systems Engineer

Location Warton / Samlesbury

Start Date 7th April 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

Come and join us in 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
Within BAE SYSTEMS we have Graduate opportunities working within our Systems Engineering Disciplines; Flight, Mission and General Systems. As a Graduate Engineer you will be able to bring your skills and knowledge into one of these domains, specialising or integrating across products and tools. You will have opportunities to work on different stages of a product lifecycle; from product conception, architecting, technical design through to systems integration, testing, qualification and acceptance of a product/system. As well as the technical aspects of projects, you will also learn to consider important factors such as task schedules, costs, training, through life support whilst always considering safety and environmental concerns. Under technical supervision, you will provide Systems Engineering services to Product & Training projects, bids and improvement initiatives as directed by the Engineering Managers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting the development of strategies to ensure that systems are designed and integrated so that they fully satisfy the customer and business needs/requirements
  • Capturing and analysing requirements in order to understand the customer/business needs and the context in which the system will be used
  • Supporting the design and optimisation of system architectures and solutions using system modelling techniques
  • Facilitating successful integration of systems and sub-systems
  • Determining the emergent properties of a system to support trade-offs, optimisation, risk reduction and integration testing
  • Defining the verification and validation approach in order to achieve certification and acceptance of the system
  • Supporting the identification of safety hazards and the assessment and mitigation of safety risk
  • Providing systems engineering support to project and functional teams

Skills
As a minimum you will need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain a 2:2 in your Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace related degree or other STEM related subject.

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 will receive several benefits including – A competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You will 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 you will need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain a 2:2 in your Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace related degree or other STEM related subject.

Start date (dd Month Year)7th April 2025Length of contractPermanent contract

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

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