The first week of September will mark the ten year anniversary of the first intake of Project Management Higher Apprentices at BAE Systems.
This scheme has gone from strength to strength, consistently providing young people at the Company with invaluable work experience combined with theoretical classroom learning.
We are delighted to announce that 67% of the most recent graduates received a first class Honours Degree in Project Management. The national average is around 18%.
Alex Dawson-Brown, a recent graduate from the scheme, had this to say: “Receiving my first-class honours degree after five years of study assured me that I’d made the right choice in joining the scheme.
The years of work experience have provided opportunities to travel internationally, meet customers and involve myself in challenging projects; I would consider this to be the best possible start to my career.”
The degree element of the programme is delivered by Blackpool & the Fylde College on behalf of Lancaster University. Adrian Bamber, Operations Manager, says: “This scheme has seen over 150 apprentices studying through the College, attaining the highest levels of success both on the academic programme and within the business.
Our strong partnership with BAE Systems provides a truly integrated approach to education that ensures students are not only challenged and stretched throughout their apprenticeship but also become the future high performers within this world class Company.”
In the coming year, 15% of the students will be working away from their home base in North West England and taking placements at RAF bases and other BAE Systems sites around the UK.
The BAE Systems apprenticeship application window re-opens on 1st November and runs until 28th February.