Sigma Leadership Programme (Engineering)

BAE Systems
25 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Caroline Dey
Project Engineering
Job Type

Salary: £30,000

Location: UK-wide

Title: Sigma Leadership Programme (Engineering)

The Sigma Leadership Programme is our three year fast-track programme created for people with the highest leadership potential. With only a few places available each year, it's unique, quick paced and aimed at giving individuals a breadth and depth of knowledge from across multiple business areas.

What you'll need

To join us on the Sigma Leadership Programme you must have a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelors degree in an engineering, numerical or scientific subject.

In addition, you must be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance. As a highly intensive and challenging programme, you'll also require exceptional personal qualities. You'll be analytical, adaptable and highly resilient. You'll need to be able to build strong relationships with people quickly, be passionate about improving our business and have a desire to inspire others to maximise their performance. Although not essential, many people currently on the programme also have real work experience prior to joining.

The Assessment Process consists of an online application form, online numerical, verbal and situational strengths tests, video interview and assessment centre.

Where could you be?

The Sigma Leadership Programme could see you working in any of our UK locations and we require you to be geographically mobile. We also encourage you to undertake one international assignment.

Learning and Development

From the outset, you'll be invited to the Sigma Steering Groups which provide a forum for Sigmas to discuss their development plans for the scheme with senior leaders within the business and to seek advice regarding future roles.

In addition, you will be assigned your own personal buddy - a current Sigma - who'll support you in your transition onto the scheme. Over the long term, you'll also have both a corporate and functional mentor to guide your development and leadership skills. Additionally, there's financial and practical support to gain further relevant qualifications and accreditations. From our perspective, this programme represents a major, long-term investment in real leadership potential.

Sigma workshops are run regularly, which provide an opportunity for all Sigmas to convene and engage in activities designed to develop their understanding of an element of the business. Additional activities are encouraged whilst on the Sigma Leadership Programme as an additional means of development. This may be undertaking a role as a STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) Ambassador, contributing to corporate working groups or writing group strategy & policy. Community Investment projects are also undertaken, which have recently included revamping a hospice and taking part in the Prince's Trust Million Makers Challenge.

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