Graduate scheme


As a Chemical Engineering Graduate with the Land division you will be responsible for the design, manufacture and support of a wide range of munitions products. You will help formulate new materials, design features and functions and to ensure that we have manufacturing processes able to meet design tolerances and volume requirements on complex products. You will be involved in a number of chemical processes and tests in across our manufacturing sites. The technology portfolio is diverse, ranging from chemicals and materials to autonomous vehicles, software and systems.

What you will be doing…

  • Working collaboratively with your team you will involved in the development, design and manufacture of propelling charges for new munitions products and maintaining performance of legacy products
  • Conducting manufacture, assembly and inspection of a variety of explosively filled stores with pyrotechnic and secondary explosive material
  • Support the conducting and analysing performance tests for energetic materials and chemical properties
  • Characterisation of materials for key physical and chemical properties report writing

As a minimum requirement you’ll need to have obtained, or predicted to obtain, a 2:2 in your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

Security and Export Control

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.

Working with us

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

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