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Product Safety Graduate Programme

Salary notes: 
Competitive
Job/scheme locations: 
Barrow
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Closing date: 
Open/ongoing

Role Profile

As a Product Safety Graduate you will be working in a team containing some of the country’s leading experts in the field of Safety Engineering and working on one of the most complex and high profile Safety Cases in the United Kingdom. You will be embarking upon a career which is intellectually demanding, stimulating and challenging, a career which will equip you with highly sought after expertise and a career which is ample with opportunities.

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

The Product Safety Team is responsible for producing the argument that the country’s future nuclear deterrent is acceptably safe.  To better illustrate the scale of this task, the team is responsible for demonstrating that a platform, which contains a nuclear power plant, which carries nuclear weapons and other munitions and explosives, which spends the majority of its life in a corrosive environment and accommodates a crew of 100 people is acceptably safe.

The team is also involved in providing support to the Astute Class Safety Case as well as other projects.

The activities involved in constructing a Safety Case for a Nuclear Submarine are complex and wide ranging. A Product Safety Graduate can expect to be involved in activities regarding Safety Case architecture as well as detailed Safety Analysis of the engineering design using tools such as Hazard Identification, Fault Tree Analysis, Functional Hazard Analysis, Event Tree Analysis and many others.

The role of a Safety Engineer requires a unique mind-set in which the question to be answered is not how does it work, but how does it fail. To do this the Graduate will acquire an in depth understanding of the engineering design. This is a role which requires relentless intellectual effort in which subjective questions must be answered with a compelling argument supported by a body of evidence. Questions such as how can this piece of equipment or function fail, what would happen if it were to fail, what would be the consequence of its failure, how often will it fail, what safety measures are in place in the event of its failure, how often will the failure result in an accident, what is the risk associated with this failure, is the risk acceptable, has the risk been reduced to As Low As Reasonably Practicable.

Graduates will also be provided with the opportunity to experience a broad range 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.

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 STEM subject. In addition, you must be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.

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.

Start date

Barrow – January 2020

Overview of Business Unit

All roles within Maritime - Submarines are restricted to British citizens who do not hold dual nationality. Unfortunately, if you do not meet these criteria it will not be possible to take your application any further. This does not, however, exclude you from working for other parts of the BAE Systems organisation and further information regarding potential roles can be found on our website.

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.

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