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About BAE Systems


BAE Systems is a leading global defence, security and aerospace company. We produce a full range of products and services for the air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.

One of the largest global defence companies in the world

With approximately 93,500 employees across the globe, customers in over 100 countries and sales in 2011 exceeding £19.5 billion.

Due to the nature of our work, many of our employees are engineers. These engineers, who come from a variety of backgrounds and vary in ages and experience, fill roles in all areas of engineering, including

  • Systems engineering
  • Electronics & electrical engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Mechanics & structures engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
Sites across the UK

We have sites all over the UK, from Portsmouth to Glasgow, Glascoed to Brough, and many more in between. The work carried out at these sites is incredibly varied and offer employment opportunities in almost any role you can imagine.

Nurturing the engineers of tomorrow

As the largest employer of engineers in the UK it’s no surprise that we’re committed to supporting and developing the skills of young people. We aim to inspire and motivate them to continue their studying of STEM subjects, in the hope that they may choose a rewarding and fulfilling career in engineering.

To achieve this we’ve developed a national education programme. In addition to this we offer an extensive work experience scheme and excellent graduate and apprenticeship opportunities.

Creating a working and learning environment

We recruit around 300 apprentices (largely engineers) and 300 graduates each year to take up positions such as Engineering, IT, Finance and Commercial. Regardless of their role each BAE Systems employee is encouraged to continue learning throughout their career with us.

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