BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Mechanical Engineer – Undergraduate Programme (12 months)
Start Date: June 2022
BAE Systems Digital Intelligence helps nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.
We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes - often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data. These, combined with our Cyber Special forces - some of the most skilled people in the world - enable us to defend against cyber-attacks, fraud and financial crime, enable intelligence-led policing and solve complex data problems.
We are obsessed about solving problems for our customers; we bring together great minds that face tough challenges on a daily basis, and are encouraged to make a difference.
Our Mechanical Engineers work with a range of specialist engineers to design and develop bespoke products. Working under guidance from our expert engineers, we expect you to take responsibility and tackle a number of different development tasks on a variety of projects. This will typically involve you working closely with engineers with different engineering skills such as electronics and optics.
You will work as a part of a project team, alongside skilled and experienced individuals who are motivated to train and coach you on the day-to-day skills required to work closely with our customers, both internal and external. You will learn the tools, techniques and approaches used by engineering professionals and apply them in a controlled environment to ensure projects are delivered on time, to quality and to budget.
As a Mechanical Engineer, day to day tasks could include:
Contributing to the full engineering lifecycle, from working with clients through to every aspect of hardware design and manufacture
Mechanical Design of prototype and production equipment.
Structural and Thermal Analysis to ensure products meet their strength, stiffness and thermal requirements.
Contribute to design through to manufacture of complex structures such as RF antennas, Space related hardware, Communications equipment and test fixtures.
What to Expect on the Programme
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence is a fast paced and agile business. The more you put into your role the more you will get out, building lasting professional relationships. You may get the opportunity to work with clients early on in your time with us which will require you to think on your feet and quickly get up to speed with our products and services.
Projects will vary depending on; business needs, your skills and your future aspirational field of expertise. You will not always be working on a project of your choice; however every piece of work will provide you with a valuable breadth of experience within our business and that of our clients.
You will be part of our Future Talent Community and be provided with a Career Mentor, who will support and guide you throughout your career with us. It is not all work and no play, the Future Talent community regularly run social events and activities for all to get involved with.
Our mission is to provide Future Talent learners with meaningful experience that they can utilise and apply to their degree, when returning to University after their Industry Placement. We will look to offer returning positions to those who evidence strong performance.
On track to achieve/ already achieved a 2:2 or above, in a science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) subject
Eligible to achieve a Government Security Clearance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance
Excellent analytical and numerical skills
The aptitude for solving complex/technical problems
Clear and effective communication skills
Articulate, both verbally and in writing
Objective and logical with an enquiring and creative mind
Ability to work as part of a team
Resilience under pressure
Desire to learn
Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for a position within BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. Due to the nature of our, work successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government SC clearance prior to starting with us. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance
Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day. By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance wellbeing.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential.
About BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.