May 23, 2024

Job Description

Job title: Electrician

Location: Glasgow – Govan and Scotstoun

Based on site and must be able to attend a recruitment day in Glasgow. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: 36,217.00 (shift allowance of 33% may be applicable)

Requirements: Trade Papers to be provided

What you’ll be doing:

  • Installing of all types of cables (multi-core, single core and co-axial) & electrical systems (junction boxes, fuse panels, consoles, transformers, switches etc.)
  • Cable terminations and installation of all electrical equipment
  • Using a range of hand tools

Your skills and experiences:

  • Trade papers, e.g. Formal apprenticeship (ability to provide papers)
  • Understanding of electrical installation drawings
  • Clear understanding of SHE Risks Awareness
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Must be comfortable working in confined spaces and or at height
  • Safety certification i.e. SHE Induction, COSHH Awareness, working at height etc
  • Background in major construction / manufacturing environment


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 Electrician Team:

We have exciting roles for more than 400 skilled trades to help us build the Type 26 frigates for the Royal Navy. These will provide security for our country and allies for decades to come. We are now recruiting Electricians to install all types of cables (multi-core, single core, and co-axial) & electrical systems, with the aim of delivering the very best product possible to our customers. You will be working to engineering standards, striving for quality right first time.

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.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people, who are BAE Systems employees and have been in their current role for 12 months or longer.

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.

Closing Date: 20th May 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.