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Graduate Structural Engineer

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Job Title Graduate Submarines Structural Engineer

Location Barrow (Cumbria)

We offer relocation support packages for this role (Barrow-In-Furness based roles), subject to meeting eligibility criteria

Start Date 7th April 2025

BAE Systems do offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements, however it is expected on our Graduate Programme you will be required to attend your site approximately 3-4 days per week. Please note, this may be subject to change in line with the needs of the business. The hybrid working arrangements including which days you are required to work on site/remotely will be outlined by your line manager.

Salary £34,000 & £2,000 Welcome Bonus

Join our Submarines Team to be a part of designing, building, testing, and commissioning the largest and most advanced submarines ever operated by the Royal Navy. Work alongside our Astute Class and Dreadnought Class Submarines to provide a powerful and secure deterrent for the United Kingdom 24 hours a Day, 365 Years a Year. You could be the difference.

Why BAE Systems? This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under represented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

What you will be doing Do you want to be involved in one of the most complex and advanced engineering programmes on the planet, requiring the very best engineers? Have you ever wondered how a submarine withstands the pressure deep in the ocean? Or how a multi-thousand tonne submarine is supported and moved? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then we want to hear from you. As a Structural engineering graduate, you will join an exciting team who work throughout the whole submarine life cycle, from concept through to activities with the operational fleet. You could be involved in designing, developing and testing complex systems, components and products, as well as supporting the build, test, commissioning and in service operation of all current, new and future classes of submarine such as our Dreadnought or Astute.

Duties and Responsibilities • Supporting the Structural Design of Submarines • Outfit design - including sheet metal, deck coverings, furniture and fittings, to ensure a habitable submarine environment • Designing equipment to withstand shock and dynamic movements of the submarine whilst in operation • Lifting Arrangement Design and oversight of submarine movements within our Specialist Structural Engineering team • Structural and Stress Analysis

Skills As a minimum requirement you'll need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, a 2.2 in your Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant STEM subject, Structural, Mechanical or Civil Engineering.

Opportunities for Growth and Development: We encourage employees to explore projects beyond their primary responsibilities, providing them with diverse experiences. With a wide range of products and a multinational presence, there are ample opportunities for employees to engage in various projects and initiatives.

Community Involvement: In addition to professional development BAE Systems value community engagement. Employees are encouraged to participate in community projects, STEM initiatives, and employee resource groups, offering valuable learning experiences outside of their regular roles.

Retention and Career Development: Recognizing the importance of retaining talented individuals, we offer sponsorship, career development support, and high-potential development programs. These initiatives aim to help employees plan their careers effectively and provide opportunities for accelerated development for those who demonstrate aspiration, ability, and performance.

Benefits You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

On commencement of employment you will be paid a one-off non-consolidated lump sum payment of £2,000 (the "Welcome Payment"). The Welcome Payment is subject to the normal deductions and will be paid with your first salary payment. This provides you with the perfect opportunity to ease your transition, whether this be relocation cost, securing housing, ensuring smooth and reliable transport needs, anything to help kick-start your career in BAE Systems.

Inclusivity within our recruitment Process We want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Export Control/Security Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.
Qualification requirements
As a minimum requirement you'll need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, a 2.2 in your Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant STEM subject, Structural, Mechanical or Civil Engineering.
Start date (dd Month Year) 7th April 2025 Length of contract Permanent contract

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