Finance Leadership Development Program - ES


Job Description
ES Finance Leadership Development Program

About the Leadership Development Program
How does it feel to work on a team driven to make a big impact? Empowering. We believe your career should always be growing. And that's exactly what it will do at BAE Systems as part of our Leadership Development Program (LDP). The LDP is designed to accelerate the development and career of highly-motivated recent college graduates who aspire to achieve their leadership potential. This is accomplished through challenging and rewarding rotational assignments, technical and leadership training, advanced education, leadership opportunities and exposure, and mentorship. You'll hit the ground running with a company truly committed to your growth as you enjoy a special camaraderie on a team dedicated to protecting what really matters.

As an Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP) participant, you will gain:
  • Experience : The FLDP consists of three, one-year rotations; each with increasing responsibility It is designed to provide diverse set of experiences within the Finance function. FLDP participants are also exposed to a variety of networking opportunities and strategic project initiatives.
  • Diversity : The FLDP's affiliation with other BAE Systems leadership development programs enables participants to work in cross-functional and cross-site rotational assignments.
  • Flexibility : The FLDP provides a great deal of flexibility and choice for program participants. This flexibility includes FLDP participant input of 2nd and 3rd rotational assignments and/or geographic location.
  • Education : Participants are required to complete a graduate degree on a part-time basis. The school and specific degree (MBA, Mechanical Engineering, etc.) is left up to the candidate, providing it is applicable to the business. BAE Systems provides tuition assistance for this degree.
  • Opportunity to travel : BAE Systems has locations worldwide with our FLDP primarily rotating to locations within the United States. Your first rotation will be at one of our major locations [major ES locations]. These assignments can change based on business need. Your second and third rotations may be at any of our locations nationwide.
  • Mentorship : A mentor is assigned to each FLDP participant to expose them to diverse and challenging experiences, while providing guidance in choosing rotations, career development, and off-program placement.
  • Personal growth: The program seeks to facilitate the growth of an individual's leadership skills through an annual, week-long leadership development conference (LDC). This conference provides personalized leadership training as well as an opportunity to network with senior BAE Systems executives and other leadership development program participants across the company.
The FLDP is a three-year rotational program designed to develop high potential, entry-level individuals into future leaders. You'll have the opportunity to experience assignments in several operational functions, business areas, and product groups nationwide.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Rotations will start June 2022
  • Bachelor's or master's degree
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Ability and willingness to relocate and work at various sites
  • Superior communication skills
  • Achievement in non-academic pursuits such as athletics, clubs and organizations, special projects, military service, and prior work experience
  • Capacity and motivation for hard work
  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain a US Department of Defense security clearance



About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.