BAE Systems commits to Humber apprenticeships

BAE Systems commits to Humber apprenticeships

BAE Systems is taking on a record number of apprentices this year as part of its commitment to nurture talent and high end skills.

The recruitment drive will see the group take on a total of 680 apprentices across the UK, 65 of which will be based on Humberside.

This will see 51 apprentice roles created at the aircraft maintenance academy and 14 roles at the company’s military air and information business in Brough.

The group’s apprenticeship scheme offers vocational experience as well as training up to degree and masters level, providing apprentices with the opportunity of full time employment with a recognised qualification upon completion.

Nigel Whitehead, group managing director, programmes and support, BAE Systems, said: “BAE Systems is a company with great ambitions and nurturing a high calibre workforce is vital to our future.

“We take great pride in the record number of higher level apprenticeships on offer this year and the exciting introduction of master level degrees for our existing employees. 

“BAE Systems remains committed to developing the skills needed in our sector and our apprentices enjoy not only high quality training but real hands-on experience developing, building and supporting the cutting-edge products that will safeguard our national security in years to come.”

The apprenticeship scheme is open for applications until the end of February. Successful candidates will join the company’s three to five year training programmes.

Applications for the majority of apprentice opportunities can be made until 29 Feb.