Business Trainee

Job Description

Business Trainee

Our Products and Training Services business is offering a unique opportunity to develop your career in Business and Management.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for Business Trainee apprenticeships at our Broad Oak site.

As a Business Trainee you will be working with a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees and fellow apprentices. You will have the opportunity to undertake placements in business functions such as Finance, Supply Chain and Commercial, which support our products and deliver our commitments to the customer. During your placements you will help to improve, develop and implement business solutions for the products we manufacture and support.

The pathway is a combination on-the-job training across various business functions and off-the-job training at a local Further Education College.

You will work towards both practical and academic targets, combining education and tailored placements over a two year period, building upon your technical skills, knowledge and transferrable skills.

Your main responsibilities as a Business Trainee will involve:

The purpose of the role is to offer the opportunity to build upon basic knowledge, particularly the way BAE Systems operates and our complex stakeholder relationships, for which you will be required to interact with on a day-to-day basis.

Through training and work placements you will gain exposure to real challenges that support our business, gaining a firm grounding in operations and processes.

Your drive and thirst for knowledge will enable you to analyse problems, drilling down to root cause thus becoming a supporting mechanism for the team.

We expect you to be flexible to our highly demanding environment and eager to undertake new experiences.

Your skills and qualifications:


5 x GCSE' A-C including Maths and English Language or equivalent

Efficient and organised

Strong MS Office skills

Personable and adaptable


Commercial or business qualification

UK driving license and access to own car

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for someone who has a thirst for knowledge and a desire to learn, along with great team working skills and the ability to use your own initiative. You will have confident communication skills and a keen eye for detail with a flexible and proactive outlook.

On completion of your apprenticeship you will be reviewed against your performance and behaviours and the company will decide how to further your career.

The aim is to transition you to a full time position within BAE Systems on successful completion of your apprenticeship and while not guaranteed the two year work experience and additional qualifications gains puts you in a fantastic position.

Location: Broad Oak

Salary: £17,500

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Maritime

Our Maritime Sector encompasses three lines of business; Submarines, Naval Ships and Maritime Services. We design and manufacture complex naval ships and submarines, as well as their state-of-the-art combat systems and equipment.

We have significant growth opportunities across our three dynamic businesses with exciting transformation programmes running right through the next decade; strengthening our competitive advantage and developing our business as an employer of choice for our current and future employees.

We recognise 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.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.