Career progression

University of Warwick

(2015 to 2018) BEng, Mechanical Engineering - First Class

During his time at Warwick, he realised he wanted to specialise more in Thermodynamics and Mechanics, so after graduating he went to Imperial College London and completed a Master Degree in Sustainable Energy.

Imperial College London

(2018 - 2019) Msc, Sustainable Energy Futures

Whilst at university Bolaji enjoyed playing football and basketball. He was also a member of Nigerian society. Bolaji recommends being part of a society or sports team, especially ones that are relevant to your course and career aspirations or helps build applicable skills like communication or teamwork.

PwC

(2020) Associate

Audited two financial institutions within the Banking and Capital Markets (BCM) industry.

Carried out various 'evidence gathering' activities including bank reconciliations, testing account receivables and drafting out financial statements. Assisted in planning the audit for the next financial period.

BAE Systems

(2020 - present) Systems Engineer

Implemented the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach on pilot projects, whilst working within the Product and Training Services team.

Modelled and captured customer requirements during project lifecycles, whilst engaging with innovative opportunities in the digital world such as digital twinning i.e. testing real-world performance in the digital world

Day in the Life

We interviewed Bolaji on what he experienced during a typical day at work. This section is to provide you with an insight into what it's really like to work as a Graduate Engineer at BAE Systems.

Wake up

6:30am. This gives me plenty of time to get prepared for the day.

In the office

I start work at 9am. Because of Covid, 90% of the work is online but when I go to the office, I tend to grab a coffee with my colleagues. The majority of the workers are international, so the office has many multicultural people, and they are all extremely friendly!

Morning tasks

I work on a range of activities across various stages of the systems engineering lifecycle. A lot of BAE systems work is secretive, because the business serves nation's vital interests, helping protect the security of countries and their allies. So i'm unable to get too specific!

Lunch

I normally have lunch with my colleagues in a large group. I think it's great to socialise with one another, because it makes working together much easier

Afternoon tasks

I will usually resume with my morning tasks. I also like to take short breaks every hour or so, as this helps me concentrate.

Finish

On average, between 6-6:30pm. However, when project deadlines are approaching I will stay longer to stay on top of the workload.

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Day in the Life

We interviewed Bolaji on what he experienced during a typical day at work. This section is to provide you with an insight into what it's really like to work as a Graduate Engineer at BAE Systems.

Wake up

6:30am. This gives me plenty of time to get prepared for the day.

In the office

I start work at 9am. Because of Covid, 90% of the work is online but when I go to the office, I tend to grab a coffee with my colleagues. The majority of the workers are international, so the office has many multicultural people, and they are all extremely friendly!

Morning tasks

I work on a range of activities across various stages of the systems engineering lifecycle. A lot of BAE systems work is secretive, because the business serves nation's vital interests, helping protect the security of countries and their allies. So i'm unable to get too specific!

Lunch

I normally have lunch with my colleagues in a large group. I think it's great to socialise with one another, because it makes working together much easier

Afternoon tasks

I will usually resume with my morning tasks. I also like to take short breaks every hour or so, as this helps me concentrate.

Finish

On average, between 6-6:30pm. However, when project deadlines are approaching I will stay longer to stay on top of the workload.

Full process available
You'll get a detailed description of the final stages of this application
Full advice available
You'll get first hand advice about habits for success and work culture.
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