BAE Systems at Warton and Samlesbury creating more than 500 new apprentice roles

Posted on - 6th December, 2023 - 1:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fylde News, Preston News, Warton
Two BAE Systems apprentices working in Samlesbury
Two BAE Systems apprentices working in Samlesbury

BAE Systems is set to offer new apprenticeship and graduate opportunities around Preston.


The company announced that among thousands of roles around the country, with 534 new roles will be available around Preston.

Charles Woodburn, Chief Executive, BAE Systems, said: “As the UK’s largest manufacturer, we have sites located right across the country and we’re investing hundreds of millions of pounds to equip young people with the skills they need to achieve their full potential.

“Providing high quality apprenticeships and graduate programmes gives young people a route into long-term employment and helps to grow the talent we need to deliver vital national defence and security programmes, including future fighter jets, nuclear-powered submarines and low earth orbit satellites.”

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At Warton and Samlesbury there will be 222 apprentice roles, 66 undergraduate and 206 graduate roles.

While at the shared services department there is set to be 27 apprentice jobs, five undergraduate and eight graduate opportunities.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Higher Education, Apprenticeships and Skills, Robert Halfon, added: “We need big employers on side in our efforts to build a skills and apprenticeships nation and this record-breaking announcement from BAE Systems is fantastic to see.

“Apprenticeships provide a ladder of opportunity for people to get in-demand skills and really push on in their careers, and these roles offered by a top apprenticeship employer will transform lives and boost growth right around the UK.”

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The closing date for apprentice applications is 28 February 2024 and application is via the BAE website.

There are multiple graduate intakes throughout the year, including January, June and September.

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