BAE Systems Overview

  • London, United Kingdom
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1999
  • Company - Public
  • Aerospace & Defence
  • $10+ billion (USD)

We protect what matters. We’re a skilled, collaborative, and increasingly diverse community of over 90,000 people in over 40 countries, creating some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace, marine, land, and security solutions. At our core is an ...
Mission: To provide a vital advantage to help our customers to protect what really matters.

Company Updates

6 February 2023
BAE Systems Graduate Programmes - Closing Soon Whatever your background, and wherever your career interests lie – from project management, technology and engineering, to manufacturing, consulting and finance, or wider business disciplines – there’s a place here for you. You’ll be learning through valuable hands-on experience and formal training – developing your career, from day one. Rewards and benefits £34,000 starting salary £2,000 welcome payment 25 days’ holiday per year
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21 November 2022
''Some of the projects I've worked on have been challenging, forcing me to step outside of my comfort zone. At BAE Systems, you'll always be encouraged to embrace opportunities in order to gain confidence and experience.'' Caroline, Senior Manufacturing Engineer. Are you ready to step into a #career that challenges you?
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BAE Systems Reviews

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Charles Woodburn
Charles Woodburn
458 Ratings
Former Employee, less than 1 year

"Balanced Life"

8 Oct 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO


Good work environment, helpful people.


Not so much, some time internal politics
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Diversity & Inclusion at BAE Systems

(677 reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

A welcoming workplace

Our ambition is to be recognised as the leading employer in the defence and security sectors for valuing diversity and inclusion.

Our people are our most important asset and we’re committed to inspiring a culture where people can be themselves, reach their full potential and see themselves reflected at all levels of the Company. 

Although we know there is still work to be done, we are committed to the journey and have built inclusion into our company behaviours (link) and ongoing people strategy.

In the UK we have six Employee Resource Groups (link) (Cultural Diversity, Disability, Gender, LGBTQ , Mental Health and Veteran

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Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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Does there seem to be diversity at BAE Systems?

...No pay or hiring transparency, surface level diversity and inclusion, limited career paths in some areas....Read More

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BAE Systems Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online87%
In Person3%

  1. Graduate Embedded Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom
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    Average Interview

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BAE Systems (United Kingdom)


    It is a three-stage process. A normal phone call to assess the eligibility for the role, then an online first round interview, and if successful, a final stage interview. If it's software development, then there might me be a coding challenge involved.

    I was asked about my projects, my work experiences. A little bit of technical questions from my resume. Basic concepts of "C" programming were also asked.

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BAE Systems Awards & Accolades

  • Top 20 ‘Best 100 Apprenticeship Employers’RateMyApprencticeship Awards2022
  • Best Student Employer – IT &TelecommunicationsRatemyplacement2022
  • Top 100 Apprentice Employers, ranked 9thDepartment of Education2022
  • UK’s No1 Most Attractive Employer with Engineering ProfessionalsUniversum Awards2022

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Does BAE Systems offer relocation assistance?

...Good benefits, good people, solid rewards package...

14 October 2021

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People Also Ask about BAE Systems

Employees rate BAE Systems 3.9 out of 5 stars based on 1,828 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

To get a job at BAE Systems, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at BAE Systems and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 79% of employees would recommend working at BAE Systems to a friend. This is based on 1,583 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

66% of job seekers rate their interview experience at BAE Systems as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at BAE Systems.

72% of employees think that BAE Systems has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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