The Fylde’s aircraft manufacturing expertise was put on show for the benefit of a group of students from the Middle East.
Omani students studying at the University of Central Lancashire enjoyed an Insight into Industry visit to BAE Systems’ Warton site.
Insight Days are a chance for students to visit BAE Systems to explore and learn how international organisations operate, with a view to broadening their commercial understanding.
The 18 students were welcomed to Warton by previous UCLan Omani students, Safa Al Mohrooqi and Haitham Al Mufarraji, who have joined the company on its graduate scheme.
On completion they will work for BAE Systems in Oman as the company works ever closer with its customers. The UCLan students were given the opportunity to spend the day with senior executives from BAE Systems to explore the world of work, while learning about the company and its history in Oman.
The students heard talks from BAE Systems’ executives on engineering, safety, health and environment, and aircraft support and were then taken to the Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk final assembly lines. The students were accompanied by Joanne Allan, regional manager Middle East and North Africa, from UCLan.
Sir Simon Bryant, vice-president (Oman), of BAE Systems, said: “BAE Systems has a long-standing relationship with the Sultanate of Oman and we are delighted to have hosted the Omani students at Warton, the home of Eurofighter Typhoon.
“One of our aims is to demonstrate the company’s commitment to supporting Oman’s vision of the creation of a comprehensive Omani work force not least through the development of its engineering skill-base.
“Insight Days give students a good opportunity to learn about BAE Systems and the potential graduate roles with us which may result in job opportunities for them in Oman, as well as helping to develop the skills required in any future position.”