Hundreds of jobs at risk at BAE

BAE systems, Warton
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Hundreds of jobs at one of the Fylde’s largest employers are understood to be under threat as part of a management structure review.

BAE is said to be poised to make cuts among its executive staff, which could mean job losses at its Warton site.

No official statement has been made by the firm on the plan, but Chris Boardman, managing director of the Military Air and Information Division, is believed to have told staff the number of executive roles would be “noticeably reduced”.

The company employs around 13,000 in the entire division. Of those, around 2,000 are executive positions.

One worked has claimed between 150 and 450 jobs are at risk

A BAE Systems spokesman said: “BAE Systems continually reviews its operations to ensure we are running as effectively and efficiently as possible.

“The business faces a number of challenges and with an extremely competitive global defence market, affordability is becoming an increasingly key element of securing business.

“To achieve a profitable and sustainable long-term business, success in the market is essential and we need to ensure we are in the best possible position to secure those opportunities.

“As always, should any issues arise that directly affect our employees then our policy is to communicate with our employees first through the normal channels.”