Employing more than 83,000 people in 40 countries, BAE Systems create advanced technology-led, aerospace and security solutions. By working with partners and customers, the company develops, engineers, manufactures and supports products and systems. These products and systems can deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.
BAE Systems understand the importance of attracting the best talent to ensure they produce the best solutions. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider a career with BAE Systems.
BAE Systems are determined to bridge the historical gender gap in the industry by encouraging more women to apply for roles. The company celebrates female engineers and aims to increase the number of female senior executives through training initiatives. A female BAE engineering graduate was recently named one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2017 while BAE Systems were named as one of VERCIDA’s Top 10 Gender Diversity Employers of 2017.
BAE Systems believe that diversity in the workforce encourages creativity and innovation. This combination better equips the company to solve their customers complex challenges. This is why BAE Systems aim to recruit and develop employees from all backgrounds to create an inclusive working environment.
More than 1.1 million people identify as LGBQ in the UK, which is a significant proportion of the workforce. A Stonewall Diversity Champion, BAE Systems strives to support LGBQ employees and allies through a series of initiatives. These include network groups, awareness training, Allies programs, association with advocacy groups, support for PRIDE events, gender neutral toilets and much more.
- Corporate responsibility strategies
The company places great importance on responsible business. BAE Systems strives to reduce the environmental impact of products from concept, design and manufacture through to use and disposal. The company also invests in education and promotes a stringent ethics programme across the board.
Research shows that 40% of employees who don’t receive the necessary training to do well in their positions leave within their first year. At BAE Systems employees can expect daily opportunities to learn and develop skills. This is provided through formal training, personal development reviews, intelligent learning, skills programmes and “Developing You” frameworks.
Charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations make a hugely valuable contribution to society. BAE Systems support their work through donations, sponsorships, employee volunteering and fundraising initiatives. A member of the London Benchmarking Group, the company works with 120 other companies to improve the effectiveness of community investment activities.
- Armed forces support initiatives
In 2017/18 the employment rates of ex-forces personnel increased from 79% to 83%. BAE Systems is proud to provide employees who have previously worked in the Armed Forces with support initiatives. These include integration support, counselling services, and associations with Ex Armed Forces charities and organisation. These initiatives have led to the company being awarded the Armed Forces Covenant – Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award 2017.
BAE Systems understands the requirement of a good work-life balance, which is why the company offers a number of parental initiatives. With maternity and paternity leave, shared parental leave, adoption leave, childcare vouchers and flexible working, the company aims to provide parents with the support they need.
In 2017, BAE Systems took on a record 2,036 apprentices, the equivalent of around 6% of its 34,000 employees. Offering unique training and unrivalled opportunities, apprenticeships enable employees to progress through the organisation regardless of background.
BAE Systems is proud to offer some of the most innovative, advanced solutions in the world. From designing aeroplanes and cyber security to munitions and defence systems, the company employs only the best candidates to ensure that they provide the most cutting-edge solutions.
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