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BAE Systems

Manufacturing Graduate Scheme

Manufacturing Engineering’s role is to Design, Define, Modify, Optimise and Govern the Manufacturing, Assembly Build and Test processes to enable safe and predictable delivery of the design intent to cost and schedule.
Working in one of the following sub-disciplines; Build Strategy and MBoM, Manufacturing Build Planning, Manufacturing Systems, Facilities, Process and Standards, Tool Engineering, Dimensional Management, Manufacturing Technology/Processes and Build Line Support, to gain an understanding of that discipline and Manufacturing Engineering as a whole.

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

Whilst on the Graduate Scheme in Manufacturing Engineering you will be undertaking 4 placements to enable you develop and demonstrate the skills to be able to conduct the following;

  • Responsible for converting the Design intent (Drawings, standards etc) into various Manufacturing Engineering data for Operational use.
  • Responsible for their Manufacturing Engineering deliverables, ensuring that they meet the Safety and Quality requirements.
  • Responsible for generating and progressing Manufacturing Engineering output in-line with Project programme requirements.
  • Responsible for defining and execute emergent work affecting submarine manufacture, fabrication or construction.
  • Responsible for communicating and working with, a variety of stakeholders to deliver packages of work which achieve a ’Business best practice’ solution.
  • Responsible for generating production data outputs for routine tasks.
  • Responsible for the generation of production data in the various toolsets within their area.
  • Responsible for the correct and efficient use of Lean Tools and Techniques ( eg A3’s,5S, Value Stream Mapping, Root Cause Analysis etc.)

Each placement will build on knowledge and experience from the last placement.

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.

  • Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations Excellence.
  • Engineering.
  • Followed by any other STEM subjects. Non STEM subjects are not accepted.

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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