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BAE Systems' UK Maritime sector recruits for the future

[SPONSORED] Working on some of the largest and most complex engineering projects in the UK today, BAE Systems is recruiting now for skilled people to join its teams across its Maritime sector.

The company’s UK Maritime sector designs and manufactures complex warships and submarines, as well as their combat systems and equipment to detect, track and destroy threats in the naval environment. Focusing on its customers, the company prides itself on understanding their evolving needs, meeting their expectations and delivering on commitments made to them, wherever they are in the world.

BAE Systems is looking to strengthen its competitive advantage and further develop its business as an employer of choice for current and future employees.

Current programmes in the Maritime sector include the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, the largest warships ever to be built in the UK, and the Astute Class Submarines, the Royal Navy’s largest and most powerful fleet of attack submarines. It also offers a range of maritime services, including training solutions, maintenance and modernisation programmes for ships and equipment. The company is responsible for delivering support to over 50 per cent of the UK Royal Navy’s surface fleet and is undertaking a major programme of investment at HM Naval Base Portsmouth in preparation for the arrival of the Queen Elizabeth Class ships in 2017.

The integration of these complex platforms, their systems and subsequent support of vessels in service require people with unique expertise. BAE Systems has growth opportunities across its three Maritime businesses; Naval Ships, Submarines and Maritime Services. With locations across the UK including Glasgow, Barrow-in-Furness, Bristol, Frimley and Portsmouth, the company is looking for talented individuals to join its various teams.

Over the next few years, the company aims to recruit people to work on some of its highly complex projects, including the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, a globally deployable, multi-mission warship capable of undertaking a wide range of roles from high intensity warfare to humanitarian assistance, and Successor, a new generation of submarines to carry the UK’s independent nuclear deterrent. 

With work on these major programmes already underway as teams develop the vessels’ detailed designs ready for manufacture, BAE Systems requires skilled people, including mechanical engineers, naval architects, detailed designers, combat systems engineers, project managers and procurement experts. 

With business transformation programmes running through the next decade, including investment in manufacturing facilities in Glasgow and Barrow-in-Furness, new technologies and ways of working, BAE Systems offers a modern and rewarding working environment. 

BAE Systems is the UK’s largest manufacturing employer and also the UK’s biggest employer of professional engineers. Working with more than 7,500 British companies, BAE Systems has created some of the world's notable engineering and manufacturing projects and is committed to designing and manufacturing the very best equipment and services for armed forces and governments.

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