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Apprentice - Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer - Great Baddow 2024

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Great Baddow, United Kingdom
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

Job Details

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer Degree Apprenticeship
Start date: September 2024
Location: Great Baddow, Chelmsford

Here at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we are committed to helping governments, organisations and society navigate digital threats and opportunities. Whether it’s leveraging data to digitally transform operations or securing organisations and nations from cyber threats, we combine our unrivalled security and engineering heritage to help our clients navigate the data-reliant digital landscape.

As the cyber and intelligence arm of BAE Systems, we employ over 4,500 people across 16 countries in North America, APAC, Europe and the Middle East. With our distinguished heritage, we relish the opportunity to transform digital and data practices, defence, intelligence, security and society for government agencies, law enforcement, financial services, and critical infrastructure.

We’re recruiting diverse teams of driven individuals, who share our passion for technology and mission to protect the connected world. Our Apprenticeship Programmes vary from one to three years and will give you the chance to earn while you learn, gain industry recognised qualifications and valuable experience working on real world problems, with subject matter experts.

Role Profile

In this role you will be a full-time, valued employee of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, receiving a full, competitive salary while undertaking a Degree Apprenticeship in Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development. You will undertake the BEng degree at the University of Essex, in a traditional university environment and then work with our engineering teams, in Great Baddow, during your vacation periods.

This is an opportunity to design and develop state of the art software, firmware or electronics, working with bright, enthusiastic and committed people in one of our small client-focussed engineering teams.

You will scope, plan and deliver work to agreed timescales for customer problems. This is a chance to develop innovative solutions, have responsibility and hands on experience in exciting, cutting-edge work from day 1.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking ambitious and enthusiastic individuals who possess a combination of qualifications and qualities that align with our business. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic foundation in STEM subjects and be qualified to a college level (A-Level, BTEC, or equivalent qualifications). Furthermore, a keen interest or prior experience in space-related subjects is highly valued. In addition to the candidate’s academic skills, we are looking for candidates who have a natural ability for problem-solving and a desire to expand their knowledge, especially in the field of electronic technology. Given the nature of our work, the ability to multitask and remain organised in a fast-paced environment is essential. Effective teamwork and collaboration skills are key, as you will be an important part of a diverse and dedicated team. Finally, a crucial attribute we seek is the ability to learn swiftly and thrive in situations with challenging deadlines. If you embody these qualifications and qualities, we encourage you to apply!

What is in it for you?

•Work-life balance is important; you’ll get 25 days holiday a year and, via our flexible benefits package the option to buy/sell and carry over from the year before
•Our flexible benefits package includes; private medical and dental insurance, a competitive pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, taste cards and more
• Right from the start, you’ll be assigned a buddy to help you find your feet as well as your very own career mentor; someone who is experienced and will help guide you through the early stages of your career. You’ll also have the support of a friendly, close-knit community.
•You are welcome to join any/all of our Diversity and Support groups. These groups cover everything from gender diversity to mental health and wellbeing.
•£20,000 starting salary, rising over the course of the programme
• Higher Education opportunity fully funded (No University debt!)

Entry Requirements

• A Level: ABB (Including Maths) or BTEC National Diploma DDM

• 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C / Level 4-9, including Mathematics and English Language

Security Clearance

Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for a position within BAE Systems Applied 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.

What are the next steps?

• CV submission & review
• Digital assessment
• Live Interview

Our Apprentice programmes aren’t just based on academic achievements - practical skills such as a natural aptitude for understanding technical information, good communication skills and a willingness to work and learn are also valuable. So why not come and join us, and be part of our friendly, collaborative culture - where everyone makes their mark.


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to more than 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. With a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses from advanced threats, we work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data. We use the latest technologies, best practices and processes – combined with expertise gained from over forty years of application – to empower customers to detect and defend against the latest threats, transform their organisations, and secure their communications across multiple domains.

Everything we do creates a safer future. In a new age of cyber threats, our people have a shared vision to protect the connected world, to create and deliver intelligent global solutions across a dynamic technological landscape.  

The nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the very best people to fulfil our ambitions, and help you realise yours.

We’ve built a place that supports the changing needs of our multi-cultural, diverse, global workforce and we believe everyone can make a difference.

Careers webpage: Careers | BAE Systems






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