Each Taster Week is organised by employees at our various sites, such as Warton and Samlesbury, Lancashire. During the week, successful applicants will work in small groups on an exciting and comprehensive engineering project; with the aim of producing a competitive bid for a contract. The week ends with a project presentation to peers and engineering representatives from BAE Systems.
Throughout the week, speakers from across the business will provide an overview of the work carried out by the company, as well as opportunities to learn about some of our most advanced facilities such as the final assembly line of Eurofighter Typhoon.
Overall, the Engineering Taster Week will provide a rare opportunity to get an insight into how some of the world's most advanced military aircraft are designed and produced.
BAE Systems Air at Warton Unit
Warton unit, in the North West of England, is composed of two sites within our Air sector. Warton site houses a large range of systems integration, final assembly and flight test facilities for products including Typhoon and Hawk aircraft. Specialist test facilities include a comprehensive range of hot gas and systems laboratories, wind tunnels and electronic warfare facilities.
Samlesbury is the latest expansion of the Air sector, specialising in F-35 design, manufacture and support, whilst also hosting the new ASK (Academy for Skills Knowledge), a cutting edge educational facility for the training and development of both early careers and experienced.
The Engineering Taster Week’s are organised entirely by undergraduate engineering placement students, taking time out from university to work for us on a year-long industrial placement scheme. The undergraduates will be your first point of contact during the taster week. Throughout the week, there will be many opportunities to discuss with them (and other BAE Systems personnel) about their career choices and engineering experiences.