Recruitment Specialist Early Careers

BAE Systems UK

Location: Lancashire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Recruitment Specialist Early Careers

Location: Preston. We offer a range of hybrid working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £29,000 + depending on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Demonstrating integral involvement in delivering graduate/ undergraduate and apprentice recruitment activities
  • Managing the hiring manager relationship from initial vacancy consultation until first day readiness
  • Using the applicant tracking system (ATS) to screen and progress applications
  • Demonstrating a high level of candidate care, managing expectations by providing an honest and transparent service
  • Conducting relevant assessment centre preparation
  • Developing strong understanding of processes and deliverables within the team
  • Supporting the sourcing team to build and maintain an effective and live talent pool

Your skills and experiences:


  • Knowledge of the end-to-end recruitment process with experience of recruiting high volume campaigns as well as unique roles and the variances in between
  • Experience of delivering to and working with service level agreements and service definitions in line with agreed HR policies
  • Proven ability of challenging and influencing at all levels, improving customer perception through delivery of contractual measures and excellent service
  • Ability to understand and champion the importance of data integrity, timely and accurate reporting and uses this information to run efficient processes


  • Experience of Early Careers recruitment
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular applicant tracking systems


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.

The Shared Services team:

An exciting opportunity to join the team that shapes the Early Careers recruitment activities across all UK business areas to deliver a best in class recruitment service for our graduate ,undergraduate and apprentice programmes.

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 underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also 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.”

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.


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