BAE announces 387 Apprentices positions
12 February 2013
The defence giant has announced plans to recruit 387 engineering and business apprentices across its UK businesses in 2013.
The newly-recruited apprentices will work across BAE Systems’ numerous sites, joining a workforce of 35,000 at the UK’s largest employer of engineers.
The firm added that 144 young people will join the submarine-building business at Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria with a further 105 needed at the Company’s ship-building and naval support sites in Portsmouth and Glasgow.
The military aircraft business at Warton and Samlesbury in Lancashire and its aircraft maintenance academy at Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, Yorkshire require a total of 109 trainees and the Rochester-based Electronics Systems business in Kent is recruiting 12 young people.
Approx 10% of the new recruits will join the five-year Higher Apprentice Programme which combines invaluable on-the-job training with the opportunity to study degree-level qualifications, free from tuition fees.
In any year BAE Systems trains between 800 - 1,000 apprentices on its three year apprenticeship programmes. BAE Systems invests c£80M per annum in the UK in education and schools activity, university partnerships and training and development for employees.
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