Supply Chain Leadership Apprenticeship - Degree (Level 6)

BAE Systems PLC (Employer)

National Apprenticeship Service (Training Provider)

Wage Competitive salary
37.0 hours per week Full-Time Monday to Friday, start and finish times to be confirmed. Whilst working full-time you will be provided with off-the-job training delivered in dedicated in-house training facilities or at our partner colleges or universities.
5 years (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
28 February 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The role will support all aspects of Planning & Logistics function, including Scheduling, Planning, Stores. This opportunity allows the successful individual the opportunity to work within different areas of the Planning and Logistics function to develop an in depth knowledge of practical Planning and Logistics processes.


During your apprenticeship, you will typically:

  • Support the planning at each level of the business (i.e. Resource Controllers, Production Controllers, Schedulers, Strategic Planning, Stores Managers)
  • Undertake secondments in Stores & Logistics, Operational Planning, Scheduling, and Strategic Planning activity
  • Support functional management in the development of processes within the functional area
  • Develop an understanding of the different techniques required to support different planning arenas (Operational, Strategic)
  • Develop an understanding of Supply Chain Logistics theory and techniques and apply as relevant to business requirements
  • Plan and design methods to improve efficiency and product quality by utilising Continuous Improvement (CI) tools and working as a member of a cross functional team
  • Undertake Planning activity in defined area to support business planning requirements in a timely, professional manner. Amending forecasts against actual performance, to ensure accurate information is available for business decision making
  • Support Planning & Logistics functional team to develop robust improvements to the Planning Spine

Future Prospects

A great job after completion. Around 95% of our apprentices choose to stay with us and go on to have really successful careers. You can choose to go for promotion and progression or continue learning in the role you’ve moved into.

When you successfully complete your Apprenticeship, we will help you to move into a suitable role, subject to the requirements of the business.

Reality Check

A BAE Systems Apprenticeship gives you a competitive salary while working towards a nationally recognised qualification, the support of an apprentice network, and the opportunity to work on cutting edge projects with people who are leaders in their field.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week), For more information please visit:

Please see the selection process below:

The process consists of five stages:

  • An online application
  • Online testing
  • Video interview
  • Application review
  • Qualification, medical and security checks.

The Apprentice recruitment window opened on the 1 November 2020 and remains open until 28 February 2021.

Depending on fulfilment of the requirements, the process can take until July/August to complete and final offers are made.

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.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

Skills Required

None specified.

Qualities Required

We’re looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn and give an Apprenticeship opportunity their all. Diversity strengthens our business and we encourage people from all walks of life to apply, regardless of gender or ethnicity. You don’t need to know everything about your chosen area of work - we’ll train you and give you the qualifications you need to progress in a career in your chosen field. We only ask that you demonstrate interest, passion and commitment to what you want to do.

Qualifications Required

To apply, you’ll need 96 UCAS points - 3 A Levels Grade A-C/8-4 or equivalent including maths.

Training Provided

Training Provider to be confirmed.

Level 6 Apprenticeship Supply Chain Professional.

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