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Karl Mayor – BAE Systems

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Karl Mayor

Company: BAE Systems – Defence sector. We provide some of the world’s most advanced aerospace and security solutions.

Which type of Apprenticeships do you offer?
Aerospace Engineering (Higher)
Aerospace Software Development (Higher)
Business Administration
Project Management Apprenticeship Scheme

Why did you choose to hire an apprentice?
They are key to attracting and training the best people for the business

What benefits has your company seen from hiring apprentices?
Pipeline of continuous talent and skills

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone thinking about becoming or hiring an apprentice?
Apprenticeships are a great way to learn skills and gain experience whilst developing academic and real life skills useful in the workplace

Please tell us a positive story regarding apprenticeships that you can share?
After starting as an apprentice at 16 following high school, I have moved through the company working on a number of interesting jobs and projects and experienced then employing a number of apprentices who I have witnessed make a similar progression within the company. The experience and skills gained through an apprenticeship are second to none and I believe much more valuable than simply an academic qualification.

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