BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, we help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure, and vital information. From state-of-the-art cyber threat detection to flight control systems that enable pilots to make better decisions, we never stop innovating to ensure that our customers maintain their advantage. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems.

A career here means using your passion and ingenuity to defend national security with breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions. It’s rewarding work that truly makes a difference. And as you tackle critical projects, you’ll work alongside a supportive team – driven by a shared ambition to protect what really matters.

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Website: BAE Systems Careers Site
Business Sector: Defense & Space, Aerospace, Manufacturing, National Security, Navigation
HQ Location: London, UK
Office Locations:  UK, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, USA
Number of People: 44,641~

CEO: Dr. Charles Woodburn
CTO: Ben Hudson
Head of Technology: David O'Keeffe

Female Leadership:
Head Of Project Management, Engineering, Quality & Technology: Mandy Savage
Head of Strategy - Sustainability, Simulation & Synthetics, Chief Technology Office: Catherine Davis CEng FIET
Senior Technology Management Engineer: Rheanne Sun Wai
Managing Director: Andrea Thompson
Head of Diversity & Inclusion: Vicky Bawa
Group HR Director and Chief People Officer: Karin Hoeing
HR Director: Tania Gandamihardja: Tania Gandamihardja
Head of Transformation: Denise Whitaker
Head of Programme: Rhona Thomas

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We’re a skilled, diverse, collaborative community of over 90,500 people, creating some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace, marine, land, and security solutions. We value the creativity and innovation of a diverse and inclusive team, and trust and empower our people to thrive, no matter what their background or experience.

Join us and you’ll enjoy first-class training, coaching and support. We’ll look to you for new ideas and new ways of working. You'll make a real contribution to vital, global work that secures all our futures

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Welcome to a place where you can belong.

We believe when you bring together different people and different perspectives it inspires creativity and drives innovation. It helps us fulfill our purpose and it's integral to our culture. We want everyone to be heard and respected, allowing us all to develop and thrive together.

Working at BAE Systems brings great opportunities, providing a platform for everyone to have a fulfilling career whatever their background. Harnessing the power of our people will create a secure tomorrow for generations to come. We recognize that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued, and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities, and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

Building a better workplace

We want to help change the world we live in for the better – and that starts with our workplace. We're committed to building a truly diverse, inclusive, and equitable place to work. We actively promote a culture of respect so everyone can be free to be themselves. It empowers us to do our best work, it enables us to grow and brings us together to find new and better ways to protect what really matters.

Our ambitions

We want to lead the way in our sector and beyond. By 2030 we have set our ambition for women to make up at least 50% of our Executive Committee and 30% of our workforce. We’re determined to be more diverse at all levels of the organisation and to be truly representative of the communities in which we operate. There’s work to do, but we’re focused on attracting the best people to work here – regardless of gender, age, ethnic or religious background, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic. To secure our ambitious future, we are committed to investing in our people. Without them, there is no us. Working here, whatever your role, you will find the tools, support, and inclusive environment to fulfill your ambitions and make an impact now and in the future.

Our values

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Our Vision – To be the premier International defence, aerospace and security company

Our Mission – To provide a vital advantage to help our customers to protect, what really matters

Our Strategy

- Sustain and grow our defence and security businesses
- Continue to grow our business in adjacent markets
- Develop and expand our international business
- Inspire and develop a diverse workforce to drive success
- Enhance financial performance and deliver sustainable growth in shareholder value
- Advance and integrate our sustainability agenda

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The Social Mobility Pledge
Armed Forces Covenant
Movement To Work
The Valuable 500
Women in Defence Charter
Neurodiversity in Business
Mental Health at Work Commitment
Maritime UK - Women in Maritime
Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter
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