Software Engineering - Industrial Placement

BAE Systems
Various locations
£18,000 per annum
07 Dec 2017
31 Jan 2018
Full Time

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,100 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability and national security solutions – helping to protect people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure. That’s work that matters and inspires us.


  • You’ll create cutting edge software for our hardware
  • You’ll be involved in the entire lifecycle of a product, from design and development to integration
  • From head up displays and flight controls to missile targeting systems, the quality of our software is every bit as important as our hardware
  • You’ll be responsible for the code that underpins these products
  • It’s a challenge that will see you getting involved in the entire development lifecycle of a product, from requirements capture to design, development, testing and integration
  • As well as writing code, you’ll find yourself carrying out a whole range of important tasks – from communicating with clients and creating UML diagrams to assisting with final system integration
  • Work closely with both Electronic and Systems engineers, you'll enable the development of complex real-world systems that have to perform perfectly every time, as the consequences of failure could be catastrophic

About You

  • You’ll need strong analytical skills and creativity to devise methods of producing optimum performance in the software you create
  • Excellent communication skills are a must
  • As a company committed to talent, we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds and with many different skills, experience and perspectives
  • You’ll need to be on track to achieving a minimum 2:1 bachelor's degree in a relevant degree subject – please refer to the BAE Systems website for further details
  • You must also be eligible to work in the UK 
  • Be able to successfully achieve security clearance

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