BAE Systems and STEM Returners are stepping up their partnership and launching a second returners programme in its Submarines business.
It is the latest in a long line of successful programmes between STEM Returners and BAE Systems, which have returned engineers back to the industry across the UK.
The new 12-week paid placement programme will take place at BAE Systems sites in the South of England, including Portsmouth, Frimley, Weymouth and Bristol, and will include 10 roles in positions such as Systems Engineering and Safety Engineers. STEM Returners, a leading organisation in the UK in returner programmes, will source returners for the roles and provide them with additional support including advice, career coaching, and mentoring; ensuring applicants are ready and confident to return to work.
BAE Systems was one of the first companies in the UK to welcome a STEM Returners programme which it launched in 2017. Since then, programmes have taken place at BAE Systems sites across the UK including in Scotland.
Natalie Desty, Director of STEM Returners, said: “Over the years, we have built a strong relationship with BAE Systems who share our desire to change outdated recruitment practices. We are delighted to be continuing that relationship and launching this second programme in its Submarines business.
“Only by working together to create a supportive and inclusive environment where returners can really thrive, will we deal with the well-known skills shortage in the UK engineering industry.”
David Clemmitt, Engineering Discipline Leader at BAE Systems said: “We’re delighted to be working with the STEM Returners programme again to support highly qualified and experienced candidates back into a STEM role.
“The programme provides a fantastic opportunity and route for talented people to restart their career or transfer their skills into a different industry.”
Since STEM Returners launched in 2017, more than 400 STEM Returner candidates have joined programmes across the UK. To view STEM Returners availabilities, visit