BAE Systems

Degree Apprentice-Submarines-Project Manager(Quality)-Barrow

Role Profile

As a Project Management (Quality) Degree Apprentice you will train to become a Quality Engineer within the Quality Function on this extensive five-year degree apprenticeship programme. We will support you to balance your academic studies with on the job learning; allowing you to gain a degree in Project Management, whilst understanding how to link theory to common practice.

Quality is integral to the design, manufacturing and commissioning of the Submarines, which protect our nation and our way of life. 

The Quality function uses its ability to investigate, assure, analyse, problem solve and engage with teams right across the business to ensure that our products are delivered to the right specifications, and that our processes deliver the expected outcomes. As a Function, we are continually improving our ways of working to adapt to an ever-changing environment.

The Quality Function is responsible for business and programme Quality Assurance, Supplier Quality Assurance, Quality Records, Quality Control, Quality Improvement, Quality Strategy & Capability; you will get to spend time with each department to understand what they do and why they do it.

As a Quality Engineer, you will work closely with all areas of the business, across a broad spectrum of tasks. These could range from dealing with senior stakeholders working directly on the product, to liaising with suppliers and improving Quality across the business. 

What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?

Whilst you study for your degree, you will get to immerse yourself in a variety of placements across the business. Each with something different to offer, giving you the opportunity to explore both office and shop floor environments and helping you to gain the competencies you need to become an effective Quality Engineer. 
You will learn from the most skilled subject matter experts in the business and receive support from the network of stakeholders that you build throughout your five-year degree apprenticeship. 

In support of your degree apprenticeship, you will get to experience placements across the business, including quality, project management, project controls, operations and engineering. All of these will give you a breadth of experience and understanding of the business as a whole, and the importance of the quality function.
BAE Systems are committed to your development and alongside the apprenticeship and degree; there will be plenty of other opportunities to enrich your learning experience with work and challenges outside of your day-to-day role.

What Qualification Will You Get?

Project Manager [Level 6]

How Will You Be Rewarded?

We offer competitive salaries and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and share saving scheme. 

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*-C/4-9 (or equivalent) including Maths and English AND a minimum of 240/96 UCAS points, or equivalent (excluding UCAS points gained at AS level), One of the following subjects; Maths, Business-related (including Psychology and Law), IT, Engineering, Science, Numerate (excluding General Studies)

Overview of Business Unit

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

Today we are the prime contractor in the Astute programme and the UK’s only designer and builder of nuclear powered submarines – one of the world’s most complex engineering challenges. The first four submarines in the class are now in service with the Royal Navy and the final three Astute class submarines are at various stages of construction at the Barrow site.

We are also the industrial lead for the Dreadnought programme, the Royal Navy’s next generation of nuclear deterrent submarines. 

Security/ Export Control

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

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