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Graduate Job BAE Systems SIGMA Leadership Programme - Engineering

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Discovery
Reference: J533
Salary: £28k per year  

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The Company

BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company with approximately 93,500 employees worldwide and a primary focus on five home markets: the US, UK, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Australia and India. 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 2011 BAE Systems reported sales of £19.2 billion (US $30.7 billion).

We are looking for graduates who want to work in an exciting and challenging environment with the opportunity to play a key part in driving future innovation.

The Role

Sigma is a unique, fast tracked leadership programme that we have especially created for people of the very highest calibre. Its members commit to 3 years of multiple placements, and it is designed to develop the engineering and business leaders of the future.

The Sigmas are pivotal in driving future innovation, overcoming challenges and stimulating the process of change.

Our engineering framework enables you to remain as an engineer while still moving towards a key leadership role.

Case Study from a SIGMA

“I started off working in the Typhoon Central Engineering Office in Warton as part of the Capability and Governance Team. As part of the role I had responsibility for writing and introducing a new Engineering Capability Management Plan which looked at methods of adapting the Business to meet future demands and strategy. It was a good chance to understand Engineering within BAE Systems and the control processes used.

"Then I moved to the head office in London to work as the Engineering Programme Coordinator for the Woolf Implementation Programme as part of a team which was tasked with managing the implementation of the findings from Lord Woolf’s report on Ethical Business Conduct. This involves a novel approach of applying a systems engineering methodology in an effort to help the company strive to be a leader in Ethical Business.”


•         Starting salary from £28,000
•         A Corporate Mentor (at director level)
•         25 days holiday per year
•         Opportunity to undertake an international placement
•         Attendance at Sigma workshops and events

Candidate Requirements

•         280 UCAS points (excluding General Studies)
•         A minimum 2:1 honours (or equivalent) engineering-related degree
•         Flexibility to relocate
•         Enthusiasm, drive and great communication skills are essential
•         Professional and influential approach to work
•         Delivery orientated
•         Able to build long-lasting relationships
•         Inspire others to improve their performance.

All applications will be assessed by Discovery Graduates, who are the retained managing consultancy. We believe that every graduate is capable of getting a good graduate job given the right support, advice and training and we only work with companies who recognise the value that the right graduate can bring to their business.

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Location: South East England

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