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On an Undergraduate Placement, over 12 months, you will be expected to be involved in a number of areas in order to develop a broad understanding of Human factors and Ergonomics.

Gain knowledge and experience of the theoretical, analytical and hands-on methods that ensure our products are safe and effective for human use. You’ll work on tasks such as User Experience (UX) research and cockpit design and assessments. You’ll learn about workplace design, User-centred design (UCD), information and control requirements, human machine interactions and environmental ergonomics alongside psychological considerations such as cognitive workload, stress, vigilance and fatigue.

As a Human Factors engineer, you’ll help to ensure our products are safe, and operable, accessible, effective and habitable for the human user.

Follow your passion with the following responsibilities

Human Factors (HF) engineers support the Human Engineering process by applying specific knowledge and analytical methods covering the full breadth width of the HF skill set. In particular this includes human performance, interface and UX design along with physical ergonomics to optimise the interaction between the human and machine. The aim is to ensure the resulting system/service is usable, enabling the operator to be able to fulfil their mission, achieve their goals and be supported in their tasking within the given operational environment. As such we work closely with other disciplines such as software, simulation, training and flight operations throughout the lifecycle from initial concepts to in service support.

As a minimum requirement you`ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 in your Bachelor’s degree.

What we have on offer for you!

Take your first steps in a career that motivates, rewards and evolves. At BAE Systems you’ll be working on exciting, world-leading engineering and business projects from day one. Our placements will prepare you with the skills you need to navigate situations that bring others to a standstill. We will help you 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 what you do really makes a difference.

Security/ 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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