Trainee Product Development Engineer

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Trainee Product Development Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the design and development of Artillery, Mortar, Medium Calibre and Warhead products? We currently have a vacancy for a Trainee Product Development Engineer at our site in Glascoed.

As a Trainee Product Development Engineer, you will be involved all levels of the product lifecycle; concepts, development, testing, qualification, production and in service support.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on a project that will support with the future of the business and working on new capabilities, while also being committed to training and development.

Your main responsibilities as a Trainee Product Development Engineer will involve:

Assisting product design and system engineering activities for new products

Assisting in the configuration management of the product design definitions

Involvement in process design, definition and critical evaluation

Assisting the coordination of product and process empirical testing and evaluation

Involvement in the development of safe systems of work

Safe conduct of engineering activities

Liaising with suppliers to ensure that development activities are completed to time and schedule

Contributing to Risk reviews

Working as part of an integrated project team, including regular engagement with project management, procurement (supply chain) and operations.

Your skills and qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent


Apprenticeship and HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

A good understanding of manufacturing techniques and assembly processes

Ability to interpret Technical Drawings

IT literate, with good communication and technical report writing skills


Experience with trials, tests and evaluation of products or processes

Experience in the development and industrialisation of products and processes in the Engineering industry

Familiarity with the Life Cycle Management (LCM) process

A working knowledge of Systems Engineering and Engineering design would be an advantage

An understanding of project/risk management

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive individual with excellent stakeholder, both internal and external, and communication skills. Further-more you will be willing to learn in order to enhance your career.

Location: Glascoed
Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Land UK

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced combat vehicle and munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and maintaining some of their most vital equipment. With major facilities in Cheshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Tyne and Wear our Land UK business employs over 1500 people and has a desire to grow the business, both in the UK and internationally.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and technical skills to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops receive only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK’s leading defence, aerospace and security company.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.