Rising stars get insight into BAE

The visiting students with BAE staff at Warton
The visiting students with BAE staff at Warton
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A group of rising stars seen as Malaysia’s future leaders have had a behind-the-scenes look at how a world-class fighter aircraft is put together.

The nine scholars, part of the Chevening Scholarship programme sponsored by BAE Systems, visited the company’s facility in Wartonwhere they got to meet some of the people behind the Eurofighter Typhoon jet.

During the visit, they were given a tour of the world-class Typhoon final assembly facilities and had the chance to ‘fly’ Typhoon in the flight simulation rig.

Andy Lavin, BAE Systems’ Programme Director Malaysia said: “The Chevening Scholarship programme is run by the UK government and provides opportunities to exceptional individuals, with leadership potential, to study in the UK and take their experiences and new skills to their home country.

“At BAE Systems, we believe it is important to motivate youth to consider careers in science and engineering and lead the next generation of change that strengthens nations, commerce, communities, and people.”

BAE Systems has been sponsoring the prestigious scholarship programme since 2012 and now supports 14 students.

The scholars are based at universities throughout the UK. Dinesh Mohan Shivananthan, a student of petroleum production engineering, said, “Chevening and BAE Systems are providing us with much-needed exposure to new ways of thinking and working in a new environment.