BAE Samlesbury and Warton seek engineers for Tempest fighter

Posted on - 3rd August, 2022 - 11:19am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fylde News, Preston News, South Ribble News, Warton
The Tempest fighter jet. Pic: BAE Systems

BAE Systems has launched a recruitment drive to find 1,000 engineers to develop a new fighter jet, with positions available in Lancashire.


Over 12 months, BAE Systems’ ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’ will see roles filled in Samlesbury and Warton, with others in Brough, East Yorkshire, and Prestwick, South Ayrshire, to develop the ‘Tempest’ fighter jet.

Last week, the firm said it would lead the UK industry’s response to the new combat air demonstrator development.

It will fly within the next five years, playing a ‘critical role’ in proving the technology needed to deliver the UK’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS).

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The Tempest fighter jet. Pic: BAE Systems

BAE Systems Air Technology and Manufacturing Director Dave Holmes said: “There has never been a more exciting and rewarding time to be involved in this industry because we are re-designing how the world’s air forces will operate for generations.

“The announcement of our FCAS flying demonstrator is the starting point for a surge towards creating the technologies that will make a real difference to our national defence and security, protecting those who protect us.

“But that programme is just one of many similar programmes where we need engineers to work on, such as developing the next generation of capabilities on Typhoon or engineering how pilots train in the future.

“We don’t just need engineers but also manufacturers and all the people in supporting roles who make a programme like this happen.”

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Concept model of the Tempest fighter jet. Pic: BAE Systems

The new roles will support this effort and programmes that include the next generation of capability for the Typhoon, which makes up the frontline of the RAF and the development of electric and unmanned aircraft.

BAE Systems has launched a talent pool registration website for those interested in working on its future programmes to register their interest.

Engineers across the North of England will lead the design, test, evaluation and build process, bringing together new and novel digital engineering technologies such as synthetic modelling and model-based systems engineering.

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The Typhoon fighter jet. Pic: BAE Systems

The future technologies are at the heart of its work on the FCAS, developing a new cockpit for a future standard of Typhoon and working on electrically-powered aircraft that help air forces meet their net-zero commitments.

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