Youngsters got the chance to see what their mums and dads actually get up to at work when one of Fylde’s largest employers held an open day.
BAE Systems played host to 160 young people at the Warton and Samlesbury facilities which produce some of the world’s leading military aircraft.
Ensuring a strong pipeline of future talent is something we’re heavily investing in, and this opportunity at Warton and Samlesbury is a brilliant way to help young people understand our business
At Warton they saw the facilities where the company builds its Hawk jet trainer and the ‘flying classroom’ used to train pilots to be ready for fast jets.
The initiative, aimed at 14 to 16-year-olds, has taken place for more than 10 years at BAE Systems sites across the UK. The day aims to inform those involved about the exciting possibilities of careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Richard Hamer, education and skills director at BAE Systems, said: “Engaging young people at an early age around STEM subjects is vital for the future of our business, and this day provides a fantastic opportunity to show them the important work we do.
“Ensuring a strong pipeline of future talent is something we’re heavily investing in, and this opportunity at Warton and Samlesbury is a brilliant way to help young people understand our business.
“We hope that what they see will capture their imaginations, and encourage them to think about their careers.”