BAE Systems

At BAE Systems we serve, supply and protect those who serve and protect us – it’s a culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and a place where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, no matter what their background.

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Why work for us

With a workforce of 89,600 people in more than 40 countries, we’re committed to nurturing talent and developing highly skilled colleagues empowering our people to drive innovation, make the right decisions, and solve complex challenges. Ours is an inclusive and supportive environment where you’ll have all the opportunities you need to succeed. Join us, this is a place where you’ll make a real difference.

At BAE Systems, we help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information. We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of over 90,000 people in more than 40 countries.

Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. A career here means using your passion and ingenuity to defend national security with breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions. It’s rewarding work that truly makes a difference. And as you tackle critical projects, you’ll work alongside a supportive team – driven by a shared ambition to protect what really matters.

Website: BAE Systems Careers Site
Business Sector: Defense & Space, Aerospace, Manufacturing, National Security, Navigation

OUR PEOPLE:

  • Head Of Project Management, Engineering, Quality and Technology  – Mandy Savage
  • Head of Strategy – Sustainability, Simulation & Synthetics, Chief Technology Office – Catherine Davis CEng FIET
  • Senior Technology Management Engineer – Rheanne Sun Wai
  • Managing Director – Andrea Thompson
  • Head of Diversity & Inclusion  – Vicky Bawa
  • Group HR Director and Chief People Officer – Karin Hoeing
  • HR Director – Tania Gandamihardja
  • Head of Transformation – Denise Whitaker
  • Head of Programme – Rhona Thomas
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BAE employee smiling into camera

 

THE WORKPLACE

At BAE Systems we value the importance of balancing home and work life, and understand that you are at your best when this is achieved. We have a catalogue of family-friendly policies that support our employees in achieving and maintaining this balance and help us recruit and retain the best people in an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Our UK Work Life Integration policy applies to all BAE Systems employees in the UK and works in line with our Code of Conduct.

The policy covers, but is not limited to:

  • Leave for Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Shared Parental Leave
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • 52 weeks’ maternity leave regardless of length of service
  • Keeping in touch days
  • Medical plans that take great care of you and your families health and well being
  • A positive commitment to agile and flexible working practices
  • Career breaks
  • Financial programmes that support your goals at every stage of life

OUR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITMENTS / INITIATIVES

We recognize that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

Our ambition is to be recognised as the leading employer in the defence and security sectors for valuing diversity and inclusion.

 We are also ambitious to:

  • Ensure that women make up at least 50% of our Executive Committee by 2030.
  • Increase representation of race, ethnicity, and gender in our workforce and across all our localities.

And,

  • In the UK and by 2030 at the latest, our ambition is that more than 30% of our workforce will be women. This includes more women in senior grades and in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths roles.
  • We will continue to define our other ambitions with regards to diversity and inclusion.

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THE PEOPLE

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field and those joining the UK company can join a number of inclusive and friendly groups run by employees for employees. These include groups embracing cultural diversity, for veteranswomen in the workplace and for colleagues wanting support with their wellbeing and mental health.

ENabled UK is our employee-run group that offers support to disabled (both visible and non-visible) employees. Outlink UK is specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Queer/Questioning and Others (LGBTQ+) colleagues, but it’s open to anyone to be part of, however they identify themselves. Both EnabledUK and OutLinkUK work closely with BAE Systems’ leadership teams to ensure all businesses across the UK promote equality and inclusion, and implement measures to improve and consistently maintain an inclusive and accessible environment for all employees.

In addition, those interested in promoting and engaging young people in science, technology, engineering and maths can join the STEM Ambassador programme.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION INITIATIVES

Employee resource groups

The Multicultural Network (MCN) is an employee-led organization with the mission to help foster an environment in which cultural diversity and inclusion can thrive. The MCN serves as an umbrella organization, supporting several employee resource groups and their sponsored programs, activities and educational opportunities.

https://jobs.baesystems.com/global/en/diversityandinclusion

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