At BAE Systems, we create some of the world’s most advanced technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions.
Through our Military Air & Information business, headquartered in the heart of Lancashire, our people are behind world-leading technology including the Eurofighter Typhoon, the F-35 Lightning II as well as developing the next generation of combat aircraft.
Our workforce of more than 10,000 people, based at our Warton and Samlesbury sites, are part of a global network of more than 83,000 people in more than 40 countries across the world.
Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.
However, our impact on the region’s economy goes beyond out factory gates with a further 1,600 jobs across the North West directly supported within our supply chain, as well as 5,100 supported through spending by our employees.
This means for every 10 full-time employees working for BAE Systems, we support 17 further full-time jobs in the supply chain from Hurst Green Plastics, a small plastic fabrication business in the Ribble Valley, to Rolls-Royce, the most famous name in engine technology.
In 2016, BAE Systems will take on more than 100 apprentices across its MAI business, many of whom will begin their careers in a new £15m training academy being built at its Samlesbury site.
This state-of-the-art centre will equip the next generation of engineers, manufacturers, and business leaders with the skills to write the next chapter of its history in Lancashire.