Apprentice scheme flying high at BAE

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BAE Systems has confirmed it is to take on more than 100 new apprentices at its Lancashire sites next September.

The company will take on manufacturing, engineering, business and project control trainees destined for roles at its facilities in Warton and Samlesbury. For this year, it will also take on a number of youngsters training for a Higher Apprenticeship in Aerospace Engineering, a new five-year scheme which offers youngsters the chance to earn a degree qualification in aerospace software development.

The engineering apprentices will learn skills including machining, electrical engineering and computer-aided design, while the business apprentices will learn skills including project management, administration and customer service.

Today the company is holding an open day at Preston North End’s Deepdale stadium to talk to young people about opportunities.