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Job Description

What you will be doing

The Project Management Degree Apprenticeship is a 5 year scheme that will expose you to different areas in the business across three world-class programmes, offering real life project experience that facilitates your learning and development.

In BAE Systems Submarines we have Project management roles in all areas of the business whether it is supporting the build of a new submarine, developing the site infrastructure, or leading on a sustainability strategy. Projects don’t come more challenging, pioneering, and critical than ours.

Our placements are designed so that you are fully immersed into a role to gain PM competencies and on the job experiences, helping you to grow and develop professionally. During the Project Management Degree Apprenticeship you will be responsible for supporting the successful delivery of different projects by gathering information about time, cost and quality constraints, identifying and analysing data trends and driving actions to their conclusion.

You’ll be the eyes and ears of a project, ensuring that it stays on track. You will maintain, update and report on key project data, identify any potential issues and help to identify and reduce risks as the project progresses and help make effective decisions to move the project along. You’ll be using the latest project management tools to assist the Project Manager in keeping projects on track.

Alongside on the job experience, you will receive a full BA Hons in Project Management, and gain a Professional Qualification accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM).

On this scheme you will be supported and nurtured to give you the capacity to make the role your own, and seize the endless opportunities for business, personal and professional growth.

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Overview of Business Unit

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world’s most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you’ll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.


Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. A career here means using your passion and ingenuity to defend national security with breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions. It’s rewarding work that truly makes a difference. And as you tackle critical projects, you’ll work alongside a supportive team – driven by a shared ambition to protect what really matters. At BAE Systems, you’ll find an extraordinary career where you can realize your true potential.  

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under represented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

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