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  • Competitive Salary
  • Samlesbury, Preston, UK
  • 2 weeks ago

Role: Airframe Design Engineer

Graduate Opportunities

Location: Salmesbury/Warton

Develop a broad and practical understanding of the aerodynamic and structural engineering challenges and requirements in developing and maintaining fast jet and unmanned systems. Disciplines you’ll cover include structural integration, stress analysis, fatigue and fracture, dynamics, finite element analysis and loads, weights, qualification and certification, build-line, in service, vibration analysis, propulsion integration and stores carriage and release.

The role of Airframe Design Engineer covers multiple different Engineering disciplines, such as Aerodynamics Engineering, Design Engineering and Structural Engineering to give a breadth of experience.

Design Engineers are responsible for producing the physical product definition against a set of system functional requirements from multiple sources. They gain skills and knowledge in areas such as structural, mechanical, electrical and fluid systems to create solutions to satisfy conceptual, preliminary definition, detail design, verification/compliance, build/assembly and in-service support lifecycle phases.

Structural Engineers ensure the airframe is able to carry the loads placed upon it. This is done via structural analysis and testing at various stages of the aircraft lifecycle, including in-service when the aircraft fatigue life is monitored against cleared limits. Structural Engineers are also involved in predicting and monitoring the mass and centre of gravity of the aircraft throughout its lifecycle.


Follow your passion with the following responsibilities

A Graduate Airframe Design Engineer will undertake a broad range of tasks that allow them to develop knowledge of fast jet and unmanned systems, as well as an understanding of the multi-disciplinary inputs and design principles that contribute to the development of such systems. With model-scale experimentation, computational simulation and engineering expertise all feeding into air vehicle design, the role will be fast-paced and dynamic, and the Engineer will take responsibility for the analysis and maturation of the aircraft design from the perspective of their discipline. Tasks involved could be within the following areas: 

  • Aerodynamic Modelling – static and dynamic
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Flutter Analysis
  • Flight Mechanics and Flight Dynamics – utilising wind tunnel data
  • Flight Control Law Design and Development
  • Stores Release and Jettison
  • Air Vehicle Performance Estimation – CFD and Empirical methods
  • Propulsion Integration – intake and exhaust design using CFD and wind tunnel methods
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacture
  • Fatigue and Fracture Analysis
  • Stress Analysis
  • Finite Element Modelling
  • Build and In-service Support
  • Mass Prediction and Control
  • Aerodynamic and Structural Testing

What we have on offer for you!

Take your first steps in a career that challenges, rewards and evolves. At BAE Systems you’ll be working on exciting, world-leading engineering and business projects from day one.  Our graduate scheme will prepare you with the skills you need to navigate challenges that bring others to a standstill. We will help you make the very most of your talents. We place great importance not only on what we do, but how and why we do it. We are passionate, collaborative, and take pride in work that helps our customers and communities. Working for BAE Systems, you’ll go home at the end of each day knowing what you do really makes a difference.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Samlesbury, Preston, UK
  • 3 months ago

Role: Advanced Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Location: Salmesbury


Advanced Engineering Technician Apprenticeships take up to 48 months to complete. Advanced Engineering Technicians at BAE Systems are predominantly involved in highly skilled work and are required to take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority.

What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?

As an Engineering Technician Apprentice, you will spend your first year in full time training at the Academy for Skills and Knowledge at Samlesbury, Lancashire, where you will be trained in both practical and theory-based engineering. You will learn the basics in electrical circuits, aircraft fitting, fabrication, flight line awareness, machining, carbon fibre and Computer Aided Design to name just a few.

Following the first year, North West based Technician apprentices across our Warton and Samlesbury sites in Lancashire, as well as continuing academic studies, will be learning and contributing to the business, completing a number of placements.

You will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of engineering areas including design, systems, manufacturing, in-service support and working alongside Industry experts. This allows Technician apprentices to have worked on all stages of an aircraft build, giving them a well-rounded skill set and knowledge base.

At Brough the apprentices rotate around several departments during their second, third and fourth year of their apprenticeship, these include Structures, Design, Aerodynamics, Structural and Dynamic test, Flight Systems and Technical Publications to mention a few.

What Qualification Will You Get?

Technician apprentices study to HNC level in Aeronautical Engineering in addition to completing a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard for an Engineering Technician.

How Will I Be Rewarded?

Advanced Engineering Technician apprentices typically start on a salary of £12,557 per year, with increases throughout the scheme, dependent upon performance and behaviours. You will also gain access to the Company pension and share saving schemes.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*-C/4-9 (or equivalent) including Mathematics, English Language and Science/ Technical subject

Overview of Business Unit

The Air sector is a world leader in the aerospace industry with expertise that can be traced back to the very earliest days of aviation.

We design and build advanced training and combat aircraft; develop and work with the latest in cutting-edge technology; and provide support and maintenance for our customers across the world
By joining our 23,000-strong global workforce, you could directly contribute to some of our leading aircraft including the Eurofighter Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II or our next generation of aircraft, in the UK or at one of our international sites. Whether you’re providing direct support to our customers, ensuring our programmes run to time and cost or influencing the design and manufacture of our products, you’ll be completing work that counts.

We’re looking for people who are passionate about delivering excellence and supporting some of the world’s most significant aerospace organisations.

We believe in investing in our people and inspiring continual innovation in our business. Developing and using the latest technology to compete with the world’s best is at the heart of what we do.  

Providing world-class training, support and development to our people means we inspire the very best talent to achieve great things

Security/ Export Control

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.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.