BAE Graduate Scheme 2016

BAE Systems

#1

I thought I’d set up a forum thread for people applying for graduate roles at BAE Systems, to ask questions about the company, job applications and the interview and assessment process. Any contributions appreciated!


#2

Hello! I also applied for a graduate position yesterday just before the deadline closed. How did you find your application? A friend of mine applied for an undergraduate apprenticeship role and has just completed the assessment day sounded fairly intense! What role have you applied for?


#3

I submitted my application a few days ago, they told me I’m more suited to other roles in their firm, so awaiting for further response…


#4

HI! I applied for the Graduate Framework role and just did the online tests. I assume I passed as they’re now considering the application for further review (a friend did a test and was notified of the failure immediately after the test).


#5

Hi Miraj. I applied for FLDP in 1st November. Did a bunch of online tests 3rd of November and still under consideration :confused: I have called them and written them a couple of times and just was told that still under consideration. Almost 3 months.


#6

I’m pretty sure it’s just all red tape. A lot of people I’ve been speaking to have been getting interviews recently, so it’s likely you’ll hear a response by February… I think. Salford student here! Although I’ve just finished. Good luck :slight_smile:


#7

Well, I hope so :slight_smile: Haha, at the same time I have applied for finance internship position and got email that in case you are successful have to make a choice. but hope at least I can get one. Good luck to you too!. P.S if you have got them, can you provide some info like what kind of questions they ask? Thanks in advance!


#8

Hi! I applied back towards the end of October for the Chemistry grad role. Had a phone interview in November and got an email inviting me to an assessment centre in Feb. Really struggling to find any help on what to expect on the day though.


#9

Hey guys, has anyone heard back about BAE finance leader development programme?


#10

Exactly the same situation as you. Have you heard anything since?


#11

can anyone please enlighten me on their graduate recruitment process. I applied for their summer got an offer but rejected due to some reasons. im considering applying for the finance programme later in the year.


#12

Hey has anyone been offered and telephone interview or assessment centre yet? I applied before Christmas and its says I’m still being considered


#13

Hi, I’ve been called for a telephone interview which is tomorrow. When I enquired what it entailed, she said you can’t prepare for it pretty much. And that it’s a ‘strength based’ thing.

What can I expect?

Thank you in advance!


#14

I actually just read this, sorry! Did it for any further then?


#15

A strength based interview is one where they ask you what you’re good at like what do you enjoy doing, what is your biggest strength/ weakness, tell me something you’re proud off. Hope that helps and good luck

BTW which programme did you apply to?


#16

Thank you! I initially applied for a mechanical noise/vibration engineer role but they called me and said they’d filled that position up. So they offered me a telephone interview for a systems engineer.

Thanks again for the info! I’ll definitely have some points on hand then.


#17

Just to let everyone know, I passed the telephone interview and am willing to help anyone prepare for their’s.


#18

Hi Miraj,

Just wondering what the next stage after passing the telephone interview is?

Thanks.


#19

You’ll get an email if you passed or not - if you passed your application will be put under review by a hiring manager. If that passes, you get invited to an assessment centre. Hope that helps!


#20

Do you know how long the review roughly takes? Thanks.