V02007 - Quality Engineer Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

This extensive five-year degree apprenticeship programme will help you to build a strong foundation for your career and upon completion of the scheme, you will transition into a position in either the Quality Assurance or Quality Engineering team.

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

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Closing date: today

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

    Shifts TBA.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Quality is integral to the design, manufacturing and commissioning of the Submarines, which protect our nation and our way of life. 

The Quality function supports and enables the rest of the business to investigate, assure, analyse, problem solve and engage with teams right across the business to ensure that our products are delivered to the right specifications, and that our processes deliver the expected outcomes.

As a Function, we are continually improving our ways of working to adapt to an ever-changing environment.

The Quality Function is responsible for business and programme Quality Assurance, Supplier Quality Assurance, Quality Records, Quality Control, Quality Improvement, Quality Strategy & Capability; you will have the opportunity to spend time with each department to understand what they do and why they do it.

As a 'Project Management Degree Apprentice – Quality', you will work closely with all areas of the business, across a broad spectrum of tasks.

These could range from dealing with senior stakeholders working directly on the product, to liaising with suppliers and improving Quality across the business.

The training you will be getting

Project Manager Level 6.

Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

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


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs Including Mathematics, Science and English (Grade A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
Other 1 STEM based subject or BTEC Extended Diploma (Grade C or above) Essential
Other 96 (Grade UCAS Tariff points) 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

Lyon Way


GU16 7EX


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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: today