Early Careers


At Martin-Baker, we all have the know how to save lives. From the cutting edge of engineering technology to the hand stitching and folding of survival equipment.

If you have passion and enthusiasm, and are looking to start your career, we can teach you and share with you that know how.

Join us. Do something different. Save lives.


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Summer Placements & Work Experience


University isn’t the only way to enter the workforce. By combining classroom study with on-the-job learning, our Apprentice Scheme provides a genuine alternative to university and a solid foundation for a career in engineering, accounting, or as an electrician.

Typically lasting four years, the scheme offers the training, guidance and support you need to develop valuable skills, earn sought-after qualifications and establish yourself in your chosen career.

As well as training you for a well-paid career, we’ll pay you a competitive salary from day one of your apprenticeship.

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Martin-Baker offers a number of opportunities for undergraduate students who are looking for a one-year placement as part of their degree programme. As well as training you for a well-paid career, we will pay you a competitive salary and offer various employee benefits from day one.

All candidates will need to have the right to work in the UK and be able to successfully gain full Security Clearance.

Learn more about what area of the business you could be joining and how to apply.


Martin-Baker offer two Graduate Rotational Programmes – one within Engineering, and one within Business Management. In addition, we offer numerous Graduate entry-level opportunities for roles across the business.

Find out more about how/when to apply, and what you could be involved in within each Rotational Programme.


Our machine shop traineeship is designed to kick start your CNC machining career. The program also teaches you how to read and interpret engineering drawings and use metrology equipment to inspect and verify components.

The trainee program is designed to be the fastest and most effective way to become a fully competent CNC operator.

Summer Placements & Work Experience

Summer Placements are 8-12 week opportunities and are best suited to those currently studying towards a relevant degree. They are available on an ad hoc basis, so we cannot guarantee availability for placements every year. To find out more, please visit our dedicated Placements page.

Work Experience insights are a 4-day programme that runs up to 3 times per year. It is best suited to those in Years 10-13 looking to determine whether they are interested in a career in Engineering and what the world of work looks like. To find out more, please visit our dedicated Placements page.

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