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BAE employees give their children an insight into working life

Posted on - 1st May, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston News
BAE Systems ‘Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day’

Children of employees at BAE Systems Air, Warton and Samlesbury, got a glimpse behind the scenes of working life.

A total of 112 young people took part in the company’s UK annual ‘Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day’.

The scheme supports a global initiative designed to offer young people an insight into work opportunities and to find out more about their parents’ working life.

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More than 250 youngsters age 14 – 16 are expected to visit BAE Systems’ sites across the country this year.

BAE Systems ‘Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day’

At the Warton site, children were given the opportunity to tour aircraft manufacturing hangars, whilst the event in Samlesbury was based at the state-of-the-art Academy for Skills & Knowledge.

The Academy is a facility which BAE Systems has invested £15million to train apprentices as well as current and future employees.

BAE Systems ‘Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day’

Richard Hamer, Education & Skills Director at BAE Systems, said: “We invest around £90m every year in early careers, skills development and education activities.

“This is the thirteenth year we have run the Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work initiative which gives young people an insight into the variety of exciting career options available in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

BAE Systems ‘Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day’

“As a company, we have great ambitions and a big part of that is ensuring we build a strong pipeline of future talent to continue the work we do.

“Events like today provide an opportunity for young people to understand more about our business and life at a company like BAE Systems.”

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