BAE Systems

Higher Apprentice – Manufacturing (Level 4 and 5)

Job Description

What you’ll get?

A competitive starting salary, generous leave and a range of benefits including share schemes, discounts, and a pension. You’ll also get the opportunity to gain academic and vocational qualifications whilst working on live projects.

What you’ll do

As a higher apprentice you’ll build a career you can be proud of, while earning a competitive wage and working towards a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree.

Through a mix of hands-on training and classroom learning you'll develop your skills and gain invaluable experience working on real-life projects that help secure the world’s future, as well as your own.

What’s in it for you?

Wherever you choose to start your career – whether that’s in engineering, manufacturing, business or technology, you'll receive all the support and training you need to reach your full potential.

Work-life balance is very important to us; you’ll enjoy generous holiday allowance and benefits including share schemes, discounts and a pension. You will feel included, gain continued support during the programme and will be left empowered to take your career as you see best suits you.

Entry requirements?

England and Wales:

-         Age 18+

5+ GCSEs grade A*-C / 9-4 including English and Maths, as well as a Science subject for engineering or technical roles and a minimum of 96 UCAS points, but subjects and specific requirements may vary depending on the role.


-         Age 16+

5 National 5’s at grade C or above + 3Highers at grade C or above, including English and Maths (excluding Application of Maths) as well as a Science subject for engineering or technical roles. Specific requirements may vary depending on the role

Please note: some roles at BAE Systems are subject to security and exportcontrol restrictions and your nationality or place of birth may limit the roles you can undertake.

We have opportunities in the following areas:

- Manufacturing Engineering

What is the application process?

The stages of our application process include: a short online application. If you’re successful, you'll then complete an online assessment with interactive activities, and an on-demand video interview. The next stage is competency-based interview, either virtual or face-to-face.

Why a BAE Systems apprenticeship?

Our apprentice programmes allow you to gain real-life experience and recognised qualifications, while earning a competitive wage. You’ll join a community of apprentices across the UK, and enjoy opportunities to collaborate at events and socials.

Around 99% of apprentices choose to stay on with us after completing their apprenticeship. And, being a global business, there’s a world of opportunities here for you to explore.

Start Date:  August/September 2024

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