BAE Systems invests approximately £90m per year in education, skills and early careers activities in the UK. This year, its bases in Lancashire will offer apprentices opportunities to work on the company's Typhoon and F-35 projects.
The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced a £400m investment in the Dreadnought nuclear-armed submarine programme at the unveiling of a new £25m BAE Systems training academy in Barrow-in-Furness.
The government has announced a multi-million-pound Aerospace Sector Deal that builds on the UK’s excellence and heritage in aerospace, aims to transform the future of flight, through electrification and autonomy, and commits to increasing gender equality in the sector.
An increasing trend to reduce the overall weight of products in multiple industries such as aerospace, renewables, construction and transportation, is driving tremendous growth in the lightweight structures market.