Northern Economic Summit
- 08:15 - 16:45
- The Studio, Manchester
BAE Systems is a technology-driven organisation and central to the engineering and manufacturing fabric of the North of England. At 12 sites across the region, we employ 21,000 people - more than half our UK workforce - who collaborate with suppliers, SMEs and regional partners including universities, to develop some of the UK’s most technically advanced defence, security and aerospace technologies for the air, sea, land and cyber domains. We work together to help keep our nation secure and maintain Britain’s place in the world.
We’re investing in technologies and infrastructure across our sites in the North to ensure we remain at the forefront of innovation. Enabling social mobility through skills and apprenticeships has always been important to us; of the 800 apprentices we are recruiting this year, 70 per cent will be based at our sites in the North.