BAE Systems

Graduate Data Analyst

Job description


Job Title Graduate Data Analyst

Location Preston (Lancashire)

Start Date 27th January 2025

BAE Systems do offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements, however it is expected on our Graduate Programme you will be required to attend your site 3 per week. Please note, this may be subject to change in line with the needs of the business. The hybrid working arrangements including which days you are required to work on site/remotely will be outlined by your line manager.

Salary £34,000 & £2,000 Welcome Bonus

The IT Security function within Enterprise IT Services (EITS) is part of our Shared Services business and is a fast-paced growing team that works closely with all parts of our business as well as governments, industry bodies and regulators to ensure our systems and information are protected, and we are compliant with the highest standards. This allows us to continue delivering on our commitments for our customers. Our team are responsible for delivering operational IT Cyber Security services across the Company in the UK and in some international markets.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under represented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

What You Will Be Doing

The role of the Data Centre of Expertise within Head Office is to enable and govern our use of data across BAE Systems, from data management and architecture to exploitation.

As a Graduate in this team you will work on a range of initiatives, engaging with colleagues across the business to create common approaches to working with data, make sure the right tools are in place to manage and exploit it, and to drive the investment in people needed to ensure we have data skills across our Sectors and Functions.

You will play a part in engaging with our stakeholders, developing best practices, and defining the right data solutions to particular problems.

You will collaborate with experienced professionals from across the global company gaining invaluable insight as to how the whole company works to satisfy its customers and deliver on its commitments.

Duties and Responsibilities

The breadth of activities below gives an indication of the wide array of activities carried out by the department.

  • Data Strategy – defining, and advocating for, the vision for greater use of data across the Company
  • Data Management – leading and coordinating activities across the business to ensure our data is secure, standardised and fit for purpose.
  • Data Architecture – setting out the patterns for how we capture and manage data so that it is ready to exploit when we need it.
  • Data Exploitation – driving more, and more sophisticated, use of our data to support our business and our customers.
  • Data Skills – improving the knowledge and skills of all our employees, so that they have greater confidence in their use of data.
  • Analytics for IM&T – supporting the creation of data products to be used to manage the Information Management and Technology Function.

Our aim will be to give you the chance to get exposed to a range of these activities, working alongside more experienced professionals to learn new skills and contribute to our work.


As a minimum requirement you’ll need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, a 2.2 in your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical or numerate subject such as Software & Systems Engineering, Data Science, Physics or Maths.

Working as part of a team

Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. A career here means using your passion and ingenuity to defend national security with breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions. It’s rewarding work that truly makes a difference. As you tackle critical projects, you’ll work alongside a supportive team – driven by a shared ambition to protect what really matters. At BAE Systems, you’ll find an extraordinary career where you can realize your true potential.

Opportunities for Growth and Development

We encourage employees to explore projects beyond their primary responsibilities, providing them with diverse experiences. With a wide range of products and a multinational presence, there are ample opportunities for employees to engage in various projects and initiatives.

Community Involvement

In addition to professional development BAE Systems value community engagement. Employees are encouraged to participate in community projects, STEM initiatives, and employee resource groups, offering valuable learning experiences outside of their regular roles.

Retention and Career Development

Recognizing the importance of retaining talented individuals, we offer sponsorship, career development support, and high-potential development programs. These initiatives aim to help employees plan their careers effectively and provide opportunities for accelerated development for those who demonstrate aspiration, ability, and performance.


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

On commencement of employment you will be paid a one-off non-consolidated lump sum payment of £2,000 (the “Welcome Payment”). The Welcome Payment is subject to the normal deductions and will be paid with your first salary payment.

Inclusivity within our recruitment Process

We want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Export control/Security

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

Qualification Requirements

As a minimum requirement you’ll need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, a 2.2 in your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical or numerate subject such as Software & Systems Engineering, Data Science, Physics or Maths.

Start date (dd Month Year) 27 Jan 2025 Length of contract Permanent contract

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