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Life at BAE Systems

When you join a BAE Systems apprenticeship, you’ll be joining a workforce of more than 93,000 people in around 40 countries – it’s a place where difference is celebrated, ideas are shared and ambitions are fulfilled. You’ll launch, and grow your career in an inclusive and diverse culture that inspires us all to be our best, and make a real difference – protecting those who protect us.

As a BAE Systems apprentice, you play an important part in our future success. In return for your hard work, you can expect all the benefits, training and development opportunities you need to achieve your potential, and a career you can be proud of.

From day one, you’ll be given real responsibility, supported and coached by some of the brightest minds in engineering, business, technology or manufacturing. All while learning and developing new skills – feeding your curiosity through both hands-on experience, and the class-room.

Depending on your apprenticeship, you’ll also gain industry recognised qualifications to set you up for a lifetime of success – these range from entry-level all the way up to a full degree – you’ll own your career path, the opportunities really are endless.

No matter what you’re interested in, how you like to learn or where you’d like to end up, we have the right apprenticeship for you.

Why BAE Systems? 

Experience and qualifications: get hands-on experience working on challenging real-life projects and the option to study for a qualification at the same time to drive your career in a direction that suits you.

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 people throughout our diverse business at events, socials and forums.

Rewards and benefits: earn while you learn while benefitting from generous time off and access to our product and service discounts, share scheme and pension, as well as flexible lifestyle benefits.

Career opportunities: As a global business there’s a world of opportunities here – whether you decide to stay in the UK or explore an overseas role.

Choose the role that’s right for you 

Whether you’ve just finished your exams and looking for a smarter way to learn, or you want to reboot your career, you’ll find something that suits you here.

Intermediate apprenticeships: Our entry-level programmes where you can become a technical expert in your chosen field.

Advanced apprenticeships: You can choose from a range of roles including technology, engineering and business.

Higher apprenticeships:  These allow you to forge a career from day one -in engineering, business or finance.

Degree apprenticeships:  Where you can gain a degree whilst earning a salary. They take 3-6 years to complete.

Our commitment

You’ll be part of an inclusive culture, committed to the highest ethical and environmental standards while making a positive contribution to the countries and communities in which you’ll operate.