BAE Systems has announced it will train 10 more apprentices at its Rochester site as part of plans to recruit more than 500 young people across the country.
The company, which employs 1,350 people at the site in Marconi Way, is currently training 2,036 apprentices nationally and plans to recruit another 574 in September.
Nigel Whitehead, managing director, said: “This is a really exciting time to join BAE Systems as an apprentice.
"We offer a unique training experience and unrivalled opportunities to progress through our organisation regardless of background. Many of our senior directors began their careers as apprentices and we pride ourselves on rewarding ability and commitment.
“The quality of the training we are able to offer also reflects the dedication of the hundreds of BAE Systems employees who train apprentices in the workplace - passing on their unique knowledge, expertise and experience to the next generation.”
Christina Dines, an award-winning former apprentice at the Rochester site, said: “My apprenticeship changed the direction of my career to one I didn’t even know existed. I would absolutely recommend an apprenticeship with BAE Systems to anyone who wants to gain practical work experience, whilst working towards a career.”
To join the 2017 training programme visit www.baesystems.com. The closing date for applications is February 28.