BAE Systems

Logistics Apprenticeship

About the scheme

As BAE Systems Land (UK), we are the experts on combat vehicles and munitions used by Armed Forces across the world, extending and developing their capabilities to meet current and future requirements.

During your apprenticeship, you will gain a wide knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes and learn many transferable skills including the safe maintenance and operational requirements of Small Arms Manufacturing Facility are met.

What can you expect?

As a Logistics Apprentice you will be based within the Light Munitions and Logistics function, learning about all aspects of the production planning function including various scheduling tools and the way in which they integrate together.

You'll be involved in understanding the distribution of products through the various contractual agreements with customers. You will be developed to understand the administration, regulations and governance that guide us through the process of being able to ship and deliver ammunition around the UK and the world. Through this apprenticeship you will develop a clear understanding of export regulations, transport regulations and packaging regulations.

The role of logistics is interesting and varied with a necessity to interface with production, procurement and suppliers; balancing the demands of material control and the requirement of the production area.

What you'll need

To apply for an apprenticeship at Radway Green, you are required to have a minimum of five GCSE’s grade A*- C / 9-4 including Maths, English and a Science subject. Applicants will also be expected to be medically fit as deemed necessary to perform the role, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance. As a company committed to talent, we welcome applications from a diverse range of people from all backgrounds and with many different skills, experience and perspectives.

Your development

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be given opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities such as the Apprentice Innovation Challenge. This is run in association with BAE Systems’ corporate partner charity who present a mechanical and electrical challenge to our apprentices throughout the UK. There is also the Company Ambassadors scheme in which individuals get the opportunity to go into schools and pass on the experience and knowledge which they have gained whilst working at BAE Systems.

In the second year of the apprenticeship you will be given the opportunity to take part in the Outward Bound programme.  This consists of a week in the Lake District along with other apprentices from different parts of the business where you will learn the importance of team building and trust.

Personal Development is actively encouraged by the Company and individuals will be given the opportunity to attend courses and develop skills in their trade. In some cases those showing outstanding commitment and promise can be supported through management qualifications and, dependent upon business requirements, through to degree level and beyond once your apprenticeship is completed.


  • Competitive starting salary rising throughout the scheme.
  • Pension scheme
  • Car lease and share schemes
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • Opportunity for further studies

Application process

The selection process is made up of five stages:

  • Online application form
  • Aptitude testing
  • Application review
  • Competency interview
  • Medical & Security checks

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