BAE Systems

Noise and Vibration Engineering Graduate Programme

Our graduate Noise & Vibration Engineers spend two years in specialist teams creating and testing equipment that ensures noise and vibration levels fall within specification.

The Noise & Vibration Engineering Department (NAVED) is a specialist team of engineers, who together focus on issues of radiated noise, acoustic noise and vibration. You'll be responsible for testing new and in service equipment to ensure that radiated noise and vibration levels fall within specification. At the same time, you'll also get involved in designing solutions to potential problems in these areas. This might see you dynamically balancing rotational equipment to reduce the noise profile of a new machine, creating instrumentation rigs to cope with often unique environmental conditions during trials or even working with Navy teams to address an existing issue.

Working in NAVED will expose you to advanced technologies in the field of noise and vibration engineering such as, but not limited to, MeScope 3D modelling and FE analysis programme.

Our Submarines business employs 5,000 people across several UK locations and has built every submarine currently in service with the Royal Navy. Working in NAVED is unusual because of the amount of work the engineers do off site on products outside of the Submarines business, for example our Noise & Vibration Engineers have also worked on the Type 45 Destroyer, Terrier Armoured Vehicles and AS90 Mobile Artillery Unit.

Welcome to Engineering in the real world.

Entry Requirements 

  • To apply, you’ll need a minimum 2:1 Bachelor's degree in an engineering, numerical or scientific subject, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance. We are also interested in receiving applications from those with non-technical degrees who are interested in working in a business focused role.
  • Qualifications aside, you’ll also need an analytical mind, a keen eye for detail and a highly methodical approach to work. As a strong communicator, you will have the opportunity to collaborate effectively with both internal and external customers. 

Learning and Development 

We recognise that development is key to you fulfilling your professional potential and us delivering our business commitments. That’s why we’ve created schemes where you take ownership of your career aspirations and we give you support, training and practical experience to help you succeed.

First things first: your career with us starts with an induction to welcome you to your chosen UK business. Here, you’ll meet fellow graduates/ undergraduates and find out more about what your future holds. Then, shortly after joining, you’ll be assigned a mentor who can act as a source of advice and insight when you need it.

Whichever scheme you join, we’ll encourage and support you to reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about us, receive world-class training and support and perhaps most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in our projects – gaining the insights that can only come from real world experience. 

Rewards: the complete package 

  • Graduate starting salary of £28,000
  • £2,000 welcome payment (GDF)
  • Regular development reviews
  • Mentoring
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Car lease and share schemes
  • 20% of salary available up front as an optional advance 25 days' holiday per year

Closing dates: Industrial Placements / Summer Internships will close on 31st December 2017; the Graduate Development Framework will close on 31st December 2017 and Applied Intelligence Early Careers operate a first-come, first-served policy – early application advised across all vacancies. Only in exceptional circumstances will roles be available beyond these dates. 

We are an inclusive employer and recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is imperative to deliver our strategy. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

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