Apprentice Manufacturing Engineer - Guildford - September 2023

Job City:  Guildford
Professional Area:  Engineering - Electronics
Job Req ID:  116717

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Apprentice Manufacturing Engineer – Level 4

Start Date:  September 2023
Location: Guildford, Surrey


Role Overview


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence produces state-of-the-art electronic products which are critical for the safety of our society and the protection of industry in the UK and across the globe. A rigorous production framework underpins these products, ensuring that deliveries to our customers are of consistently high quality, and are resilient throughout their service life.


You will join our Manufacturing Engineering team, which provides the electronics production capability that underpins much of our cyber security business. You will work hands-on with a wide variety of electronic products, spanning a wide spectrum of capability such as high-speed (>100Gbps) digital network processing and high frequency (>10GHz) RF radio transceivers. As a Manufacturing Engineer you will ‘Engineer the process’ and gain experience of the full product lifecycle including prototyping, new product introduction (NPI/NPD), full high-rate production, customer deployment and support.


This is a technical and hands-on role. You will work directly with hardware products that protect and maintain the security of the UK and its allies.


Come and help us protect the connected world.


Who are we looking for?


To apply for the Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme, you’ll require the following:


A minimum of 96 UCAS points gained A-Level qualifications or equivalent (Eg. BTEC)

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C / Level 4-9, including Mathematics, English and ICT.

Relevant prior experience may also be considered as an alternative to the above qualifications.


To be successful through this programme, you need to have:

A genuine interest in technology and engineering

Good written and verbal communication skills

A ‘self-starter’ attitude and motivation to work hard

Flexibility, adaptability and a drive to continuously learn

An ability to collaborate and work well in teams


As a company committed to talent we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds and with different skills, experience and perspectives. Applicants must have the permanent right to work in the UK and be eligible for a full UK Security Clearance.


Your development


You’ll learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, and gain insights that can only come from real world experience.


Throughout this programme, you will be developed, trained and coached in skills and competencies that will help you become a successful Manufacturing Engineer.


You will be part of our Future Talent community, networking with other learners around the business, attending social events and getting involved in wider development opportunities.


Reward & Benefits


  • £20,000
  • Regular salary uplifts throughout the programme
  • Competitive starting salary, rising throughout the scheme
  • 25 days holiday per year, with the option to buy/sell additional days
  • Pension scheme
  • Car lease and share schemes
  • Pick and mix benefits package
  • Wide variety of development and training opportunities


Application process


  1. Apply with a CV and Cover Letter
  2. Virtual Assessment
  3. In-person/Live Video interview


TOP TIP: Be sure you give yourself enough time to prepare a quality application; it is worth spending some time to make sure all areas of the form are completed fully and properly.




This Apprenticeship will be based in our Head Office in Guildford, Surrey.




Applicants must have the permanent right to work in the UK and be eligible for full UK Security Clearance.


Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence


We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day.

By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance well-being.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. 


Division overview: Capabilities


At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours. 


Job Title:  Apprentice Manufacturing Engineer - Guildford - September 2023

Job City:  Guildford
Professional Area:  Engineering - Electronics
Job Req ID:  116717