Turkish BAE interns given Preston tour

Posted on - 9th September, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Greyfriars, Preston Council, Preston News
The four BAE interns visiting the Town Hall
The four BAE interns visiting the Town Hall

Four young Turks have been given a guided tour of Preston Town Hall during their time in the city.


Currently staying in the city as part of their internship at BAE Systems the four Turkish students have now flown back home.

Before they went they were given a tour of the Town Hall by the Mayor of Preston councillor Trevor Hart.

One of the city’s councillors, Conservative Lea ward councillor Martin McKeever, is mentoring one of the students in his role at BAE.

Cllr McKeever, who works as an engineering manager at BAE at Warton, said: “International partnerships are becoming the norm in industry and the reputation of a Company like BAE Systems around the world is key to sustainable success.

“It is also a great opportunity to promote the City of Preston. A little hospitality goes a long way and I’m sure these four students will tell hundreds of people all about BAE Systems, the City of Preston and our welcoming nature when they are back home in Turkey.

“I am sure this story will be shared further and it is a very positive thing for Preston, BAE Systems and our part of the world that stories like this are passed on.”

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Cllr Hart during the tour of the Town Hall also gave them some information on the history of the city as well as the strong industrial heritage it has.

He said: “As Mayor of Preston I was delighted to receive a delegation of Turkish representatives from BAE Systems at the Town Hall. Opportunities to meet and share knowledge, understanding and cultural links are so important and can only aid our trade links.

“BAE Systems as one of our main employers in Lancashire do a tremendous job for our City, for Lancashire and the UK as a whole. I am grateful to Cllr Martin McKeever for organising this visit which was a tremendous success. I look forward hearing more as these links develop further.”

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