V01965 - Project Management Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

As a Project Management Degree Apprentice, you will be part of the Commercial function working closely with all areas of the business to collate and justify costs, create estimates for future work and manage change. You will work across a broad spectrum of tasks from facility business cases to design studies to whole boat pricing.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    We offer a competitive salary with annual increases throughout the apprenticeship and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and Share Incentive plan.

  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

By working with other areas of the business to appreciate what they do, why they do it, and the associated costs, you will gain an excellent insight of the Submarines business and how it operates. You will build your knowledge of the cost of materials, the cost of labour required for building and testing the product, and associated risks and opportunities. You will learn about profit rates and the effects of inflation on a long-term programme.

To perform this role you will receive a 5 year training programme involving placements in different areas of Cost Estimating. This will give you the opportunity to understand all aspects of Cost Estimating, the Submarines business and how Cost Estimating as part of the Commercial function fits into the corporate strategy.
As well as Cost estimating training and development you will study for a Degree in Project Management (Level 6)

The training you will be getting

Project Manager (intergrated degree) Level 6 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Around 95% of apprentices choose to stay on with us. And as a global business there are a world of opportunities – whether you decide to stay in the UK, or explore an overseas role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs Including Mathematics, Science and English (Grade A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
Other 96 (Grade UCAS Tariff points) Essential
Other IT, Business, Engineering (inc Psychology & Law) (Grade Pass/Achieved) Essential

About the employer

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 93,000 people in around 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.




BAE Systems

1st Floor, Main Shipyard Offices


LA14 1AF


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Project manager (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2024