BAE Systems to recruit Portsmouth apprentices

BAE Systems first caused controversy when it announced severe job losses at Portsmouth shipyard, but now it has announced it will recruit apprentices in 2014 to build new submarines.

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'

BAE Systems caused controversy when it cut hundreds of jobs in Portsmouth Credit: ITV Meridian

Positions start in September 2014 and last 42 months, with an average salary of around £14,000 and a guaranteed job at the end.

100 apprenticeships will join shipbuilding and maintenance teams in Portsmouth and Glasgow, while 94 apprentices will design and build military aircraft in Lancashire and Yorkshire.

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