BAE Systems announces 1,000 new engineer roles with the majority in Lancashire

BAE Systems has launched a recruitment drive to find 1,000 highly-skilled engineers over the next year to help develop a new aircraft.

The jobs will be on the new Tempest Fighter jet, with roles available at Warton, in Lancaster, and Samlesbury, near Preston.

The firm says it's a "once in a generation opportunity", adding the "new combar air demonstrator" will fly within the next five years.

The new roles will also support the UK's Future Combat Air System (FCAS), including the next generation of capability for Typhoon, which makes up the frontline of the current RAF, and the development of electric and unmanned aircraft.

Jobs include engineers, advanced manufacturers, software specialists and others roles while support the programmes, including project managers, finance and commercial specialists.

For more information go to the BAE website.