Teenagers get a taste of life at defence giant

BAE Samlesbury aerial pic

BAE Samlesbury aerial pic

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BAE Systems at Warton and Samlesbury opened its doors to almost 100 local young people to give them a glimpse of working life at the company.

The annual Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day offered young people aged 13 and 14 the opportunity to find out more about their parents’ working day at the two sites.

Teenagers enjoyed being in an office, engineering or manufacturing environment.

At the company’s Warton site the visit involved a tour of the Typhoon final assembly facility, while at Samlesbury young people were taken to the new product and process development centre.

At both sites, students got involved in networking activities.

Richard Hamer, Director of Early Careers at BAE Systems, said: “The opportunities at our sites to see where and how mum and dad work is a brilliant way to help young people understand and be excited about our business.”