BAE Systems welcomes students to experience their Organisation
Category: Employer Focus, STEM, BAE Systems
Young students got a taste of what life is like for workers at one of the county’s major employers.
More than 150 children followed their parents to work at BAE Systems sites across the UK for the annual "Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day" as part of a global initiative designed to help young people experience the world of work.
The young students visiting Warton were given an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the assembly line where the Eurofighter Typhoon jet, flown by air forces across the globe, is assembled, and the manufacturing facility for the company’s Hawk trainer jet, which is flown by the RAF.
At Samlesbury, other pupils were able to take a peek at the advanced manufacturing facility which produces parts for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
The initiative, aimed primarily at 14 to 16 year olds, aims to inform them about the exciting possibilities of careers in science, technology, engineering and maths, especially female students who may never have considered STEM as a serious career choice.
Richard Hamer, Education Director & Head of Early Career Programmes, BAE Systems, said: “The Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day is an important opportunity for us to interact with students from the local area and demonstrate the exciting career opportunities that are made possible by pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and maths.
“The initiative is designed to inspire young people to consider the possibility of a career in the sector.”
BAE Systems is commited to encouraging and inspiring young people from all backgrounds to pesue careers in all parts of the organisation.
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