Embrace the opportunity to launch your future career
We’re a skilled, collaborative, and increasingly diverse community of over 90,000 people in over 40 countries, creating some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace, marine, land and security solutions.
At our core is an overarching purpose – we play our part in protecting those who protect us, making the future more secure for everyone.
Switch on your career by choosing a BAE Systems apprenticeship and you’ll get all the training, learning and support you need to make sure your talent shines.
We know apprentices are our future, so we invest in theirs. We recognise the vital part they play in our success, so you’ll be encouraged to bring your unique perspective and showcase your ideas right from the start.
Many of our colleagues began their career as an apprentice, and each one of your team will be passionate about guiding you on your own journey.
Wherever your career interests lie – from project management, technology and engineering, to manufacturing, consulting and finance, or wider business disciplines – at BAE Systems, you have the chance to make a real impact, whichever team you join.
With opportunities nationwide, joining BAE Systems means working alongside the brightest minds and learning through valuable hands-on experience and formal training – developing a rewarding career, from day one.
Why BAE Systems?
- We’re ranked an outstanding provider by Ofsted
- 9th in the Department of Education’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers, 2022
- 3rd in RateMyApprenticeships Top 100 Employers 2021-2022, Engineering/Manufacturing
Choose the role that’s right for you
For school leavers, we have our Intermediate apprenticeships where you can become a technical expert in your chosen field, or Advanced apprenticeships where you can choose from a range of roles including technology, engineering and business.
For those 18 years and older, we have our Higher apprenticeships which allow you to forge a career from day one, or our Degree apprenticeships where you can gain a degree whilst earning a salary. Both are available across a wide range of roles.
All of our apprenticeships are also available for those looking to switch up their career, and start a new opportunity with purpose.
What are the benefits of our apprenticeship programmes?
Experience and qualifications: get hands-on experience working on challenging real-life projects and we’ll fund the fees for your academic and vocational qualifications.
Training and mentoring: on-the-job training and mentoring from our experienced professionals and at our in-house training facilities and partner colleges/universities.
Social and networking: connect with your community of apprentices across the UK and lots of people across our diverse business at events, socials and forums.
Rewards and benefits: earn while you learn and lots of other benefits, such as generous time off, product and service discounts, share scheme and pension, as well as flexible lifestyle benefits
Career opportunities: around 95% of apprentices choose to stay on with us. And as a global business there are a world of opportunities – whether you decide to stay in the UK, or explore an overseas role.
Building a better tomorrow
We want to help change the world we live in for the better – and that starts with our workplace. We’re committed to building a truly diverse, inclusive, and equitable place to work. We actively promote a culture of respect so everyone can be free to be themselves. It empowers us to do our best work, it enables us to grow, and brings us together to find new and better ways to protect what really matters.
We want to lead the way in our sector and beyond.
By 2030 we have set our ambition for women to make up at least 50% of our Executive Committee and 30% of our workforce. We’re determined to be more diverse at all levels of the organisation and to be truly representative of the communities in which we operate. There’s work to do, but we’re focused on attracting the best people to work here – regardless of gender, age, ethnic or religious background, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic. To secure our ambitious future, we are committed to investing in our people. Without them, there is no us.
Working here, whatever your role, you will find the tools, support, and inclusive environment to fulfil your ambitions and make an impact now and in the future.
Our apprentices will be part of a culture that’s committed to working to the highest ethical and environmental standards, in an inclusive work environment. Making a positive contribution to the countries and communities in which we operate.
Join us – and embrace the opportunity for a brighter, better and more secure tomorrow.