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BAE Systems

About us

At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.

We develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability and national security solutions – helping to protect people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure across the world.

With opportunities in engineering, manufacturing, project management, business development, IT and finance, we’re looking for graduates and undergraduates with drive and enthusiasm who can help us stay ahead. If you have the potential we will support you all the way because your success with drive ours.

Our graduate and undergraduate schemes will give you the skills you need to navigate through challenges that bring others to a standstill and make the very most of your talents. We place great importance not only on what we do, but how and why we do it. We are passionate, collaborative, and take pride in work that helps our customers and communities. Working for BAE Systems, you’ll go home at the end of each day knowing that what you do really makes a difference where it counts.

Finance Leader Development Programme

The Finance Leader Development Programme (FLDP) is our five-year scheme for high-calibre graduates with the potential and determination to become BAE Systems finance leaders of tomorrow. The programme includes a structured and fully supported route to the highly respected Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification.

Graduate Programme

The BAE Systems graduate programme combines formal learning with valuable real-world experience, giving graduates the opportunity to develop in their chosen field from day one. BAE Systems place great importance not only on what they do, but how and why they do it. Their graduates are supported throughout the programme with training and mentoring, enabling them to make the very most of their talents and develop a career where they’ll make a real difference.

Industrial Placement (12months)

If you have the talent, now is the time to put it to the test. We have approximately 90 one-year placements available each year and they all offer you the chance to develop new skills and gain invaluable industry experience in the world.

Summer Internship (12 weeks)

A summer internship at BAE Systems gives you a valuable 12 week insight into working life at one of the world’s most innovative companies. If you secure one of the 100+ placements available across our UK business, you’ll receive on-the-job training within a structured framework. We only offer placements when there’s work with real impact to be completed. It’s a great way to put theory into practice.


To apply, you’ll need to have a minimum 2:2 Bachelor’s degree in a related subject for our graduate scheme and on course to achieving a 2:2 for our undergraduate schemes, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.

For finance, you will need to be on course or have a minimum of 2:1 including 120 new tariff UCAS points or equivalent (excluding general studies).

To apply refer to our website


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