BAE Systems has said it will hire more than 1,250 new trainees in their career programmes in 2021 despite the Covid-19 crisis.
- At least 850 apprenticeships and 400 graduate roles have been created, the highest number of posts made available by any defence company in a single year.
- New recruits will get an opportunity to work in technologically advanced programmes, including Tempest and Dreadnought, a new generation of submarines for the Royal Navy.
- Commenting on the development, CEO of the company, Charles Woodburn emphasised that people returning to job along with the high quality of jobs is the nation’s major concern.
- Adding that, it’s the task of all those who can contribute to the cause, should contribute to the investment of the UK job creation. As the company’s business is based on long-term critical defence programmes, we are able to increase the number of apprenticeships and graduate roles in the company.
- However, the company has also been bruised by the pandemic and has warned that there would be 15 per cent hit on the bottom line for the year.
- BAE has around 88,000 employees in its firms across countries. In the UK, they have 34,000 workers.
- The stocks of BAE Systems Plc (LON: BA.) on 18 December 2020, traded higher by 0.06% from its previous closing, hovering at around GBX 494.10 at 14:23 PM GMT+1.