BAE Systems plc - The PeoplePlus Award for Recruitment Excellence


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BAE Systems has 34,000 UK employees working on technologically advanced engineering, defence, aerospace and security programmes. 

They have around 1500 apprentices in training and recruit 600 apprentices each year.

Apprenticeships deliver their business and workforce objectives by supplying future skills capabilities, improving employee retention and creating leadership potential.

Apprenticeships create a diverse workforce, which they believe is critical to driving innovation and future thinking. 27% of last year’s intake is female compared with an 8% sector average.

They believe their apprenticeships combine enrichment activity and personal development with high quality training and qualifications. This results in apprentices who become occupationally skilled and highly competent employees.


“We are delighted to have won the Recruitment Excellence Award in the National Apprenticeship Awards, it is recognition of our substantial commitment to apprenticeships with over 2000 apprentices in training in the UK. It is a reflection too of all the hard work of our training teams, management and of course of our outstanding apprentice talent. This provides us with the platform to continue to improve our programmes for the benefit of our learners and the business.”