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BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defence, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. When you’re looking for perfection, nothing beats the systems found in nature. 3 billion years of evolution. That’s the inspiration behind so much of what we do.

The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion.

We develop, deliver and support some of the most advanced defence, security aerospace systems in the world, leading to over 100 new inventions each year. So whether it’s aircraft, surface ships, submarines or radar systems, our people make it happen. Which means it doesn’t matter if you have a business, engineering or finance background.

If you’re striving to become a top performer, you’ll find all the inspiration you need to achieve your goals here. We believe in being the best. Doing everything better than before. After all, it’s in our nature. So it’s only natural we should look for graduates who’ll do better. Go further and achieve more.

Unlike many other schemes, BAE Systems’ graduates are recruited directly into a business unit. That means you’ll only work in areas that suit your ambitions. Wherever you work, you’ll enjoy some great benefits, such as a welcome payment and graduate induction – including your own personal Buddy and Mentor.

Then there are our three Graduate Development modules, designed to increase your personal and commercial acumen. If you perform well, we’ll reward you with the support and development you’ll need to continue to prosper. Whichever area of our business you initially join on our graduate programme, you’ll be encouraged and supported to develop your natural potential. This could mean further study towards relevant professional qualifications, for which we’ll provide all the resources and support you need. It will certainly mean drawing up your own individually-tailored Personal Development Plan, setting your own goals and achieving them through regular performance reviews.

We won’t hold your hand. If you want to be a success with us, you’ll need to plan, drive and continue to set and achieve your own ambitious goals. It’s your career, and you’ll be responsible for taking it to the heights you want to reach.

Joining our graduate development framework programme means you’ll gain invaluable skills. But we’ll value you from the start with an excellent package including:

  • A competitive salary ranging between £24,000 and £28,000
  • A Welcome Payment of £2,000
  • Performance Reviews every six months
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Discounted healthcare, car lease and share schemes
  • Support to gain professional qualifications
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • A tailored induction with on-going Buddy and Corporate Mentor support
  • Access to our Graduate Development Course, Graduate Conference and Graduate Intranet
     

Our application process is easily accessible via our website baesystems.com/graduates. The entire website is there to give you some more detailed information about the career opportunities at BAE Systems and provides online application facilities for all our graduate and industrial placement roles.

Finance Leader Development Programme
BAE Systems is a global defence, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion.

Finance Leader Development Programme (FLDP):
BAE Systems’ FLDP is a 5-year fast-track graduate scheme, which seeks to prepare individuals to become Finance Directors of the future within our organisation, through an accelerated programme of training and practical experience. The programme includes a structured and fully supported route to the highly respected Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification. It will also equip you with all the leadership and management skills necessary to become one of the finance function's senior leaders.

If you join us, you can expect a finance role that offers significant responsibility from the outset. In the first three years, you will undertake three 12-month placements across the company ion the UK, gaining experience of financial accounting, financial reporting, management accounting and project accounting. After achieving your CIMA qualification, the FLDP scheme continues with a two-year senior accountancy position, including a minimum of 20 days’ training and development. This will equip you to launch yourself into a leadership role at the end of the scheme. Our CIMA pass rate is consistently over 95 per cent, six of our FLDP graduates have been CIMA prize-winners in the last few years and most of the FLDP scheme members are promoted to executive finance positions within four to five years of joining.

We are looking to recruit 12 high-potential graduates to join the scheme in August 2011.

We offer: Starting salary £28k, £2k Graduate Welcome Payment, full CIMA study package (we are a CIMA Training Quality Partner) and excellent benefits.
Our requirements: 280 UCAS points (or equivalent) and a 2:1 degree in any discipline. UK Geographical mobility is essential while on the FLDP scheme.

For more information on FLDP (and to apply online) please visit our graduate website: www.baesystems.com/graduates

BAE Systems: Finance Industrial Placement
BAE Systems is a global defence, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion.

We offer Finance Industrial Placements of 12 months’ duration to a select few individuals who we feel are talented enough to go on to join our prestigious Finance Leader Development Programme (FLDP) after completing their degree. We’ll offer you the chance to undertake a finance job with real responsibilities within one of our business groups, based at locations throughout the UK. Typical locations placements are: Newcastle, Brough (near Hull), Farnborough and Samlesbury (Lancs). Opportunities are not necessarily limited to these sites.

The preferred start date for your placement will be the beginning of July 2011, but we can be flexible to fit in with your academic commitments. In addition to the comprehensive work experience within our finance function, you’ll also be granted several days for training and you’ll be invited to attend various graduate conferences and events throughout the year.

We’ll offer you a salary of £17,000 and all successful placement students will be invited back to join BAE Systems, prestigious FLDP graduate programme and will be offered a bursary payment of £1,500 for their final year at university.
Our requirements: 280 UCAS points (or equivalent) and an expected 2:1 degree in any discipline.


For more information on our Industrial Placements (and to apply online) please visit our graduate website: http://www.baesystems.com/graduates

Case Study 1

Ayesha Godigamuwe

 

Going into a business role, it’s definitely about the skills you have, obviously if you are looking to be an engineer they certainly want you to have some more technical skills. But the general people skills that they’re looking for are: an understanding of markets and customers, a certain determination, and self awareness. They want you to be a high performer so they’re looking for that drive and determination.

I think what’s amazing about BAE Systems and one of the challenges I certainly had, was understanding how you fit into the organisation. We have six home markets, customers in over 100 countries, over 100,000 employees and you’re one of them and you’re thinking, where am I in this mix? You’re working in one team and certainly it’s a challenge to understand where it all fits together and how the jigsaw comes together, but it’s what you make of it. If you’re keen to learn about more than just one area – for instance, I’m in Military Air Solutions – then you can do that, but it’s up to you to then drive that forward.

 

 

Case Study 2

Matthew Dalton

When looking at companies and graduate schemes, I had a very clear idea of what I was looking for: a global company with opportunities to work abroad, and an established scheme with real responsibility, plus the chance to work on interesting projects, and to do something a bit different. BAE Systems filled all of these requirements. Better still, BAE Systems had never previously recruited Business Development Graduates – this was the element of uniqueness I was after.

My expectation of working for BAE Systems was that it would be highly secretive, a den of technology and expensive military products strewn around the offices. That expectation is slightly off from what actually exists. It is a hive of technology, but it is primarily computer based – at least at Insyte. There are areas that you need special access to, but generally they look pretty similar to the rest of the office – just darker! And with regards to products strewn around the office…well, it’s actually far cleaner than that! In reality, BAE Systems is a technologically advanced company, accommodating a large number of very intelligent people, working in areas of expertise, that increasingly go beyond typical military products – it’s an interesting and exciting place to work – that is something I hoped it would be.

 

 

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