Last week we announced that engineers in the South will have the opportunity to return to STEM via another returners programme at BAE Systems in Portsmouth.
Following that news, we are delighted to announce more opportunities with BAE Systems – this time in Glasgow with a brand new STEM Returners programme!
The multinational firm, who has three sites in the Glasgow area, has teamed up again with Hampshire based STEM Returners – Providing engineering returners the opportunity to come back to the industry, starting in early 2020.
The recruitment programme is being seen as an important step to help plug the skills gap facing the UK STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sectors. When BAE Systems decided to run a pilot programme in 2018 and a subsequent one last year, 100% of those who were successful in joining the programme have been retained in permanent positions.
The opportunities are also on offer to those people who want to transfer jobs to work in engineering but lack the relevant work experience. It also provides engineers a chance to transfer to a different discipline if they are looking for a career change.
“There are lots of initiatives to cater to the next generation of STEM workers but the STEM Returners programme is aimed specifically at those wishing to go back to engineering mid-career,“ said Natalie Desty, director of STEM Returners.
The returners programme offers STEM workers a 12 week paid placement at BAE Systems in their Maritime Division. This programme is searching for returners with the following skills:
- Naval Architecture/Structural Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Noise and Vibration Engineering
Following the 12-week programme, all returners who take part will have the opportunity to gain a full-time position with BAE Systems.
Stuart Justice, BAE Systems Naval Ships, Head of Engineering Function, said:
“We know that many people looking to return to work can face an insurmountable barrier after a career break, be that because of a perception from hirers of a deterioration of skills, or a lack of flexibility.
This ground-breaking programme shows career break returners that we value the skills that they have gained whilst out of industry by enabling a return to their career in a flexible and inclusive way.”
You can view all of our opportunities with BAE Systems here