Graduate Project Manager

Warton

Air

Project management

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Job Description

Description

Job Title    Graduate Air Project Management  

Location     Warton/Samlesbury (Lancashire) 

Start Date   27th January 2025

BAE Systems do offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements, however it is expected on our Graduate Programme you will be required to attend your site 3-4 days per week. Please note, this may be subject to change in line with the needs of the business. The hybrid working arrangements including which days you are required to work on site/remotely will be outlined by your line manager.

Salary        £34,000 & £2,000 Welcome Bonus 

Here at BAE Systems Air, we have a long and proud heritage in the development, manufacture, upgrade and support of world-leading combat and fast jet trainer aircraft.
Today, we operate across the globe, in multiple markets to support our customers – wherever, whenever and whatever their challenges may be. We support them across the whole life cycle of the air sector – from design, development and production, through to provision of aircraft, training, support and maintenance.

Why BAE Systems?
This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under represented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

What you will be doing 
In this role, you will be gaining experience of working in a project environment. You will be expected to support the application of project management practices and be responsible for your own development.
You will be operating one or more of the PM processes on a project, and be responsible for some aspects of processes or supporting more senior staff on a larger project.
With our huge portfolio of products and our multinational presence, there are opportunities to get involved in something different around every corner. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Undertaking a full range of activities in support of project management, given responsibility for aspects of a project, and facilitating the effective delivery of projects/programmes
  • Supporting the Project Manager through project reporting, escalating issues, and monitoring performance
  • Working independently on routine aspects of the activity, usually under guidance and supervision in more complex situations. 
  • You will be attending internal and external customer meetings as well as making sure the project runs to time, to cost and schedule, reporting any issues as early as possible.
  • Driving plan changes to maintain progress and achieve targets
  • We offer a variety of roles within the Air business for our graduates. You will remain in your placement during your time as a graduate and the role you will undertake will vary based on the requirements of the team and the business. It may not include all of the tasks mentioned above and could include additional activities involving other project management practises such as agile methodologies or project controls techniques. 

Skills
Computer Science, Computing & Information Systems, Business & Information Systems, Information Management & Technology, IT Cyber Security Management, Project Management (preferably IT PM), STEM based subjects

Opportunities for Growth and Development: We encourage employees to explore projects beyond their primary responsibilities, providing them with diverse experiences. With a wide range of products and a multinational presence, there are ample opportunities for employees to engage in various projects and initiatives.

Community Involvement: In addition to professional development BAE Systems value community engagement. Employees are encouraged to participate in community projects, STEM initiatives, and employee resource groups, offering valuable learning experiences outside of their regular roles.

Retention and Career Development: Recognizing the importance of retaining talented individuals, we offer sponsorship, career development support, and high-potential development programs. These initiatives aim to help employees plan their careers effectively and provide opportunities for accelerated development for those who demonstrate aspiration, ability, and performance.

Benefits
You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.   

On commencement of employment you will be paid a one-off non-consolidated lump sum payment of £2,000 (the “Welcome Payment”). The Welcome Payment is subject to the normal deductions and will be paid with your first salary payment. This provides you with the perfect opportunity to ease your transition, whether this be relocation cost, securing housing, ensuring smooth and reliable transport needs, anything to help kick-start your career in BAE Systems. 

Inclusivity within our recruitment Process
We want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Export Control/Security
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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

 

Qualification requirements

Computer Science, Computing & Information Systems, Business & Information Systems, Information Management & Technology, IT Cyber Security Management, Project Management (preferably IT PM), STEM based subjects

Start date (dd Month Year) 27th January 2025
Length of contract Permanent contract

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    If you’re curious, hungry for more responsibility, and prepared to step out of your comfort zone, there are endless opportunities to grow with us. At every stage of your career our first-class training, coaching and development programmes, role models and mentors will help you embrace your potential and take the next step.
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    Great work deserves benefits that go beyond your salary. Whether it’s health, wellbeing, or financial security for you and your family – our flexible benefits help you focus on what’s important to you.
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    Together we embrace every opportunity to have a positive impact. On the world around us, our communities, and each other.
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