BAE Systems - The National Security Academy Software Engineering

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Our National Security Academy is unique. Designed to develop individuals with the confidence and technical capability to support a safer future. Our aim is to give you the tools, training and support you need to become a rounded Software Engineer in the National Security sector.

If you have been working within IT for a number of years, or are a Graduate who simply has a passion for Computer Science, the NS Academy could be for you. The programme will provide you with the technical knowledge and interpersonal skills to work with confidence in a wide variety of challenging business environments.

Whilst you progress through our National Security Academy we will support you through the UK Security clearance process up to DV level which will allow you to work with our more sensitive projects in support of the UK Government. To be successful in this role you must be eligible to apply for UK DV clearance.

The National Security Academy is delivered in partnership with QA Consulting and is located within one of QA’s world leading training centres. With purpose built academy locations, candidates will learn and develop together and feel part of the programme from day one. This role is suitable for graduates, including 2018 graduates or non-graduates with experience looking to enhance their current skill or change careers.

Key Programme features
  • An integrated programme delivering learning that supports a strong sense of progression, continuity and collaboration whilst building IT excellence.  
  • A strong foundation in practical interpersonal and business skills
  • Business engagement skills with Business Analysis and Requirements Engineering
  • Working in teams utilising Agile methodologies 
  • World class technical training in Software Development - Java, Application Support and Software Testing and DevOps
  • Subject Matter Experts (SME's) imparting experience and knowledge to ensure you have the skills to succeed in one of the above roles most suited to you
  • Practical experience of hands-on learning to solve real life business challenges
What’s in it for you?
  • Industry leading intensive training by QA Consulting for 4 months, supporting your development to becoming a technical SME. The training will be held in QA Consulting’s Manchester Academy.
  • Candidates will be Security Cleared at the highest level in order to support government contracts
  • On completion of the training you will have achieved SFIA level 3 competency in Software Development, Testing Analysis and Application Support
  • £20k salary during training
  • Market leading £28k starting salary upon Security Clearance and NS Academy graduation
  • Support and mentorship for BAE Systems National Security professionals
  • A demanding and rewarding career in National Security – making the world a safer place.
If successful you will be contacted by our internal recruitment team and invited to assessment days throughout April and May. The start date for this role will be mid-June.
Please send me your CV for immediate consideration. 
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