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BAE Systems, Rochester, set for another record-breaking early careers recruitment drive in 2024

With more than 90 roles available for apprentices, undergraduates and graduates, the company is offering more young people than ever the prospect of exciting long-term careers supporting the nation’s armed forces and security services.

But the application window for apprenticeships closes at the end of February, so don’t delay. 

Jasmine Choudhary, Degree apprentice software engineer

Tech fans will have the opportunity to embark on BAE Systems’ hardware engineering degree apprenticeship, which is running for the first time at Rochester this year. 

Degree apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn, and achieve a university degree. Those who pass have the opportunity to stay on in the company as fully-fledged engineers. 

Adam Matthews, Degree apprentice software engineer

Adam joined the Rochester site’s first ever software engineering degree apprenticeship last year.  

He said, “I planned to study aerospace engineering at university, until I heard about BAE Systems’ software engineering apprenticeship. I’m being paid to learn on the job and I’ll still get a degree at the end of it – amazing!” 

“So far I’ve been involved with research and development for several projects. One is to do with virtual reality and the other is to do with human-machine interfaces. It’s been awesome!”

“The apprenticeship removes the need to search for a job as a graduate too – I know it’s a worry for many, as it’s a competitive market.”

Recruitment campaign 2023. Air at Rochester, Pictured left to right: Adam Matthews, Jason Leith

BAE Systems provides some of the most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. Many positions available are within the engineering, manufacturing, and quality assurance disciplines. Other roles include those in project management, finance, IT, and more.

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