About BAE Systems
News & Updates
9 October 2023
BAE Systems has been ranked as the UK's #1 Most Attractive Employer by engineering professionals in the 2023 Universum survey. Over 20,000 UK professionals were surveyed and asked to provide insight on company characteristics they find most attractive in a potential employer - as well as who they perceive to be their ideal employer. It’s a huge achievement to be ranked as the #1 in the UK, and recognised for our dedication to pushing boundaries, our diverse and inclusive culture, and our unwavering commitment to employee development. There’s never been a better time to join us – apply now.
Welcome to making the future more secure for everyone
We're building an inclusive workplace where everyone belongs, everyone is inspired, and everyone is supported to be their best.
Putting our people front and centre is key, enabling you to achieve your best in an inclusive environment where everyone can make a difference.
If you’re curious, hungry for more responsibility, and prepared to step out of your comfort zone, there are endless opportunities to grow with us. At every stage of your career our first-class training, coaching and development programmes, role models and mentors will help you embrace your potential and take the next step.
Who we are and who we want to be.
At BAE Systems everything we do is steered by three core values: Trusted, Innovative and Bold.
They reflect who we are and who we aspire to be. They bind and connect our diverse minds. They guide our decisions and influence our culture.
Whether you’re an experienced professional or just stepping out into the world of work, we’ve a wide range of career opportunities available. Whether it's engineering or technology, project management or manufacturing, you'll be helping our customers protect what really matters.
At BAE Systems, all voices are heard
A welcoming place to work -
We believe when you bring together different people and different perspectives it inspires creativity and drives innovation. It helps us fulfil our purpose and it's integral to our culture. We want everyone to be heard and respected, allowing us all to develop and thrive together.
Working at BAE Systems brings great opportunities, providing a platform for everyone to have a fulfilling career whatever their background. Harnessing the power of our people will create a secure tomorrow for generations to come.
You’ll be part of a supportive, social, and welcoming community, with a great work-life balance in a unique culture of lifelong learning.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is underpinned by our Employee Resource Groups, which include communities focused on gender, race and ethnicity, mental health, disability, veterans, and LGBTQ+ colleagues that encourage open conversation and drive changes that ensure everyone feels at home.
We’re committed to ensuring that equality plays a central part to our future, and have set targets to ensure that women make up at least 50% of our Executive Committee and 30% of our workforce by 2030.
Veterans and armed forces
If you’re considering your next steps after a career in the military, at BAE Systems we have unique opportunities which allow you to continue to protect those that you served with.
We know it can be daunting to move from the military to a civilian role, but you can be assured that we truly value the unique viewpoint and customer perspective you’ll bring us. This provides you with the opportunity to still play your part in protecting your former colleagues. You’ll be fully supported with your transition and wellbeing, whilst also becoming part of a dedicated and collaborative team.
The skills and experience you’ve built up over the years will play a vital role in our activities and in the ongoing safety of those who protect us all. At BAE Systems you can start a new chapter in your career with the same purpose and meaning you felt during your service.
In addition, you’ll gain new skills with our continuous learning and development programmes, and you’ll receive coaching, and guidance from mentors and your team, which will in turn help you to grow and develop. You’ll enjoy the stability that our opportunities bring, both for you and your family.
Your team spirit, expertise, and experience are vital in making sure that the products and services we develop and supply are providing safety and security to our Armed Forces. With a wide variety of roles available, such as cyber operations, intelligence analysis and equipment manufacturing, you can continue to play an important and fulfilling part in protecting all our futures.
Inspiring women in STEM
A career in STEM -
A STEM career is exciting, challenging, and offers a world of opportunity. But just 15% of engineering graduates and 16.5% of all the engineers in the UK are female. We want to change this. We're passionate about helping women and girls embrace STEM and discover careers in engineering and technology.
Our commitment -
We're committed to building a truly diverse, inclusive, and equitable place to work. By 2030 we want women to make up at least 50% of our Executive Committee and 30% of our workforce. Do you want to work on pioneering projects in a business where your skills, creativity and innovation are championed? We’ll give you all the support and opportunities you need to thrive.
Employee resource group, GEN -
We want to change the world we live in for the better – and that starts with our workplace. Our Gender Equality Network (GEN) is for all employees who believe everyone should have the opportunity and support to succeed in their career, regardless of gender. It's a forum for discussion and change – with the ultimate goal that the Network is no longer needed because gender barriers and biases will have been broken down in the workplace.