British defence giant BAE Systems is to recruit 71 apprentices at its sites in Yorkshire as part of a record intake of trainees in 2014.
The firm's taking on 17 youngsters at its military aircraft design and production site in Brough, East Yorkshire, and a further 48 at the aircraft maintenance training academy in Doncaster. Six posts are also available at the company's Leeds office to work on developing cyber security software.
It's part of the company's plan to take on 568 apprentices to build the next generation of nuclear submarines, military aircraft and ships.
The Government-backed scheme will take on 181 more people than last year across its 16 sites as the company races to meet what it calls "the largest workload for two decades".
Positions start in September 2014 and last 42 months, with an average salary of around £14,000 and a guaranteed job at the end.
Union bosses say the future for BAE employees is once again uncertain after plans to sell the plant in Brough were announced.
Part of the site will be redeveloped while the rest is leased back to the aerospace giant. It's claimed the move could bring employment and a boost to the local economy - despite the hundreds of people who have been made redundant in the past 18 months.