BAE Systems is set to hire almost 1,700 apprentices and graduates across the UK in 2022.

The creation of more than 900 apprentice and 750 graduate and undergraduate roles is the largest intake of early careers roles the Company has offered in a single year.

The majority of roles will be based in the North of England, with opportunities also available across the South of England, Scotland and Wales.

Charles Woodburn, Chief Executive, was quoted as saying:

“Creating high quality employment opportunities for young people across the country ensures we retain the critical capabilities we need to sustain our business for the long-term, while also helping to drive growth across the UK’s regional economies. Early careers employees are the foundation of our future and the diversity of skills and experience they bring enables us to continue to innovate and deliver the very best technology and support to our armed forces.”

Alex Burghart MP, Minister for Skills, was also quoted as saying:

“It is brilliant that BAE Systems is committed to supporting our future workforce through the power of apprenticeships. Apprenticeships play a vital role in giving people the ability to earn while they learn, and the skills they need for the jobs of tomorrow. They also give businesses access to a diverse talent pipeline, equipped with the knowledge for success in a range of professions.”

The firm say on their website that the successful candidates “can look forward to working on some of the UK’s most exciting and nationally important technology programmes, including Tempest, a future combat air system for the Royal Air Force, as well as the design and build of Dreadnought submarines and Type 26 frigates for the Royal Navy and helping to protect critical national infrastructure from cyber attacks”.

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Geoff Roach
Geoff Roach
16 days ago

Excellent news. A good start to 2022. Long may it continue. Well done Bae.

DRS
DRS
16 days ago
Reply to  Geoff Roach

Yes well done, having a sustained pipeline of work from MOD helps rather than feast and famine approach from before. Hopefully they can then build from that base to do orders for others and we get overall cheaper orders – as per T26 for example.

Spyinthesky
Spyinthesky
16 days ago
Reply to  DRS

You would have thought that policy would have been the norm wouldn’t you since at least the 80s. We were running things as if we were still so important militarily that orders were going to be so regular such a plan wasn’t required. Says a lot about those governing us that it’s taken till recently to understand that particular logic has been in free fall realistically, since the 50s when the Country was far too bankrupt to run its military industrial base in that way, which is why so much has disappeared, been bought by foreign companies or absorbed into… Read more »

Last edited 16 days ago by Spyinthesky
Expat
Expat
16 days ago
Reply to  Spyinthesky

Problem is BAe stuck all its eggs in the military basket.

I agree on the comments about uk industry we sold to the commonwealth with almost zero competition. I found it ironic that Japan overtook us in Manufacturing by implementing techniques already well documented in the west and know by many in industry but we could never implement them back then due poor a management and unions.

Graham Moore
Graham Moore
16 days ago

Very positive. A little sad that none of the apprentices are slated to go on to work on any Land equipment. Were Trojan and Titan the last pieces of army kit that BAE made in about 2002/3?

The Artist Formerly Known As Los Pollos Chicken
The Artist Formerly Known As Los Pollos Chicken
16 days ago

Aye good news at a time where such is in short supply….👍🏻

If there’s one thing this great maritime nation is good at its building ships. Now you’d think there’s no €2£ing way that someone could come away with a negative retort to my factual statement but it’s 2022 and the RT boys are still in da crib👀🇨🇳

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Carliol
Carliol
15 days ago

I notice that the BBC has failed to report on the appointment of 1700 new apprentice and graduate jobs. I wonder why?

The Artist Formerly Known As Los Pollos Chicken
The Artist Formerly Known As Los Pollos Chicken
15 days ago
Reply to  Carliol

Aye that’s because the bbc are nothing but an anti British globalist propaganda outlet helping push what a very smart lad by the name of Dr Matius Desmet termed “Mass Formation Psychosis “ a fascinating subject nobody has seen work so well since the German Nazi party persuaded an entire population of educated liberal folks that they knew best🙈.

anyways nobody should be surprised at anything the bbc says or does BAE could have announced they were hiring 10,000 and still the msm wouldn’t give it airtime.

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Something Different
Something Different
14 days ago

Interesting you use the term mass formation psychosis, which was used by the anti vaxxer Malone on the Joe Rogan show when talking about their unsubstantiated views on COVID. Do you not like the BBC because they provide views different to you, a case of confirmation bias perhaps?

The Artist Formerly Known As Los Pollos Chicken
The Artist Formerly Known As Los Pollos Chicken
14 days ago

Dr Malone is not an anti vaxxer as you put it , and neither am I . The Dr quite clearly stated he has has 2 doses of Moderna so I’m afraid you are just talking shite the same shite that those who wish to shut down debate always try and discredit with. I fail to see how health care professionals who ask legitimate questions and raise legitimate concerns are somehow not allowed to speak (censored by big tech)and are always labelled with some feeble put down. discussion and debate is a good thing wouldn’t you agree? As for the… Read more »

Watcherzero
Watcherzero
15 days ago
Reply to  Carliol

They reported it on the 29th, the day of the press release by BAE.

George Parker
George Parker
9 days ago

Fantastic news! Lets hear it for BAE.
Look what happens when a few orders are placed and future plans revealed. The military industrial complex responds by recruiting and training. Scrap the overseas aid budget, invest heavily in our military and watch the new jobs appear from the ether. In ten years the country would be exceeding all records of growth and prosperity.