Undergraduate Placement Submarines Weights Mass Property Engineer Barrow Cumbria June 2024
Job Title Weights Mass Property Engineering Industrial Placement
Location Barrow (Cumbria)
BAE Systems do offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements, however it is expected on our Undergraduate 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.
How do you decide how heavy a submarine should be before you start designing it? How do you make sure that when you design a submarine it will stick to pre-determined weight limits once it’s been built? How do you accurately estimate the mass of an entire submarine and the 250,000+ individual components that it’s made from (some weighing just grams and some weighing thousands of tonnes)? How can you be sure you are confident about the accuracy of these estimates? How do you make sure that weight is evenly distributed around the submarine, so that is can dive and re-surface? If you want to help solve these problems, so that BAE Systems can design, build and deliver existing and future classes of cutting edge and technologically advanced submarines to the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy, then we want to hear from you!
What you will be doing
As a Weights Engineering Undergraduate, you will be working as a part of a specialist team, who work closely with a range of other engineering teams and submarine systems owners (e.g. Reactor, Secondary Propulsion, Electrical, Operations, Instrumentation and Calibration, and Naval Architecture), across all submarine programmes (Astute, Dreadnought and SSNA [the replacement for the Astute class of submarine]). You will have the opportunity to get involved in all stages of the submarine’s life cycle, from concept design, through to in-build support and commissioning activities (such as a sea trials).
We also provide the opportunity to get involved in projects outside of your primary remit. We encourage you to seek a stretch project in which you’ll gain different experiences. With our huge portfolio of products and our multinational presence, there are opportunities to get involved in something different around every corner. Additionally, we encourage involvement in community projects, STEM initiatives and support groups (called employee resource groups) which all provide valuable learning and development experiences that you may not have access to in your day-to-day role. To ensure we retain our talented people, we offer a blend of sponsorship, additional support in career development planning and a portfolio of high potential development programmes. We are also fully committed to supporting graduates to work towards professional registration and Chartership with a range of professional institutes (e.g. the IET and IMechE). Our Undergraduate scheme is accredited with a number of different professional institutes, which means that we have demonstrated high standards of delivery and support.
Our mission is to build a strong, diverse, adaptable, and high performing work force that will develop and grow our future business. We believe that everyone has talent, and at the heart of our talent management approach our ambition is to be recognised as the UK’s top employer in the defence and security sector for valuing diversity and inclusion. Accelerated development will be offered to those who have the aspiration, ability, and performance to fulfil roles that are critical to our future success. Using The Future Talent Programme, we select high potential graduates and provide them with further tailored development opportunities.
Specific activities could include:
• Helping to set whole-boat weight limits and using this to inform submarine design, so that as built submarines are below these weight limits;
The breadth of activities above gives an indication of the wide array of activities carried out by the department. You should note that there is the opportunity to tailor both your Undergraduate experience and final role to the type of work that you find most enjoyable once you have experienced the different types of roles within the team.
Why BAE Systems?
We also 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
Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a relevant STEM degree (such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Data Analytics and Physics)
|Start date (dd Month Year)||24/06/2024|
|Length of contract||12 months|
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