Tom Keighley

BAE to recruit 71 Yorkshire apprentices

Defence manufacturer BAE Systems says it will employ 71 apprentices across its Yorkshire sites in September 2014.

48 apprentices will join the firm’s Doncaster Aircraft Maintenance Academy, while 17 will join the military aircraft design and production site in Brough and six roles are available to work on developing cyber security software at the Leeds office.

BAE says plans to recruit across most of its UK sites will mean a record intake of apprentices next year.

Nigel Whitehead, group managing Director at BAE Systems said: “Our additional intake of apprentices this year reflects workload requirements at the submarines business but the number also demonstrates the fantastic contribution and value that apprenticeships bring to BAE Systems.

“Apprentices are a vital part of our talent pool and we find that our training programmes really help young people develop their full potential and become financially stable at a relatively young age. This is a win-win situation for our apprentices, our Company and the wider economy.”

The group currently employes 32,000 people across the UK.

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