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BAE Systems

Human Factors Graduate Scheme

As a Human Factors engineer, you’ll help to ensure our products are safe, and operable, accessible and habitable for the effective for human user.

What you will be doing… (Role Duties and Responsibilities)

  • Human Factors (HF) engineers support the Human Engineering process by applying specific knowledge and analytical methods covering the full breadthwidth of the HF skill set to optimise the interaction between the ensure the resulting a system/service and its operator is enabling them to able to fulfil their mission, perform its mission and, achieve its their goals and be supported in its within the given operational environment. This includes consideration of human characteristics (anthropometry, sensory capabilities, etc.) and the effects of stress, workplace and work station  design, display of information and control room and interface design requirement.
  • Graduates will also be provided with the opportunity to experience a broad range of challenges associated with of the development of complex equipment and systems at different stages of the engineering lifecycle.
  • Placements will be structured and tailored to provide exposure to the different career paths within Engineering.
  • You will also be actively seeking and incorporated and/or Chartered status with a professional engineering body the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.

Entry Requirements and what we are looking for

To apply, you’ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree in a Human Factors, Ergonomic or related subject, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.

Overview of Business Unit

  • Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.
  • Today we are the prime contractor in the Astute programme and the UK’s only designer and builder of nuclear powered submarines – one of the world’s most complex engineering challenges. The first three submarines in the class, HMS Astute, HMS Ambush and HMS Artful, are now in service with the Royal Navy and the final four Astute class submarines are at various stages of construction at the Barrow site.
  • We are also the industrial lead for the Dreadnought programme, the Royal Navy’s next generation of nuclear deterrent submarines. Construction of the first of four submarines, named Dreadnought, began last year
  • Our Submarines business employs approximately 8,700 people and in 2017 we spent around £700m with over 700 suppliers.

Security/ Export Control statement

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

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

Please note the role will close at the end of April however where sufficient applications have been received it may close sooner.

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