Tomorrow's high flyers visit BAE Systems' site in Warton

Would-be hi-tech engineers of the future got a peek behind the scenes at the Fylde coast's aircraft maker.

Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 11:30 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:28 pm
Students take a look around the Typhoon assembly line at Warton
Students take a look around the Typhoon assembly line at Warton

Forty students from across the UK visited BAE Systems’ site in Warton, Lancashire, as part of the Company’s successful 2016 Engineering Taster Weeks.

The visitors, aged 16-18, were offered a glimpse into the advanced technologies, projects, facilities and aircraft at BAE Systems’ Military Air and Information business as part of the event, which is designed to inspire the next generation into a STEM (Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics) career.

During the two taster weeks, which ran from July 11-22, students were tasked with working in small groups on an engineering-based project, culminating at the end of each week with a presentation to their peers, parents and a group of representatives from BAESystems.

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They were also given guided tours around site and talks and presentations led by senior members of the Military Air and Information business.

Andy Bloor, Head of Early Careers at BAE Systems’ Military Air and Information business, said:”The Engineering Taster Week programme is key element of our extensive education calendar and is a great experience for would-be engineers of the future. 

“Through this scheme, the participants get to understand how interesting and diverse life as an engineer in our company is.

“It is great to see many of the attendees inspired by this experience go on to apply for our Early Careers schemes.”

The Engineering Taster Weeks will return in July 2017. For more visit: taster-weeks.