Engineering Taster Week 
in Warton

Warton's Engineering Taster Week is a five-day, residential course designed to offer students a glimpse into the day-to-day work of an engineer.

In line with the UK Government's developing guidance for the Covid-19 pandemic, at BAE Systems we have been reviewing our 2020 education outreach activity.


To help protect the health and wellbeing of everyone as much as possible, we have decided to suspend all our education outreach including our schools roadshow programme and work experience placements. We are sorry to have disappointing news but our teams will continue to monitor this unprecedented situation and we will resume our education outreach when it is safe to do so.


We have, therefore, concluded that it is in the best interests of everyone to cancel the 2020 Engineering Taster Week Programme.


We thank you for your interest in the programme and apologise for the disappointing news.


Kind Regards,
Engineering Taster Week Team

Each Taster Week is held across our sites in Warton and Samlesbury, Lancashire, with accommodation provided nearby. 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, parents 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 tour some of our most advanced facilities including the final assembly of Eurofighter Typhoon.
Overall, the Engineering Taster Week will provide a rare opportunity to see first-hand how some of the world's most advanced military aircraft are designed and produced.

BAE Systems 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.

How to Apply

As detailed above, the application portal has unfortunately been closed. Thank you for your interest.