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Hannah Scholes - Apprentice Fitter

Hannah Scholes
Hannah Scholes - Apprentice Fitter
Hannah joined the business three years ago. She joined BAE Systems Maritime- Submarines after completing her GCSEs. She first realised she wanted to work for the organisation when she came on a ‘Take your sons and daughters to work day’ with her mum, and saw inside the fascinating buildings within the shipyard for the very first time.

She then arranged to do a work experience placement and originally applied to become a design apprentice in September 2010. Now, she’s nearing the end of her three-year apprenticeship to become a mechanical fitter, responsible for building systems and installing them in the submarine.

She worked as part of the Boat 3 team on the nuclear reactor. As it was in its latter stage of the build, Hannah helped the Quality Control department to inspect pipe systems that had been installed to ensure they were of the highest possible standards.

Her apprenticeship has also opened doors to extra activities; these include being part of the submarines Apprentice Council, and the Barrow site representative on the National Council. She also joined Prince’s Trust students once a week on their 12-week course. Hannah said: “We did various activities, including Outward Bound, and it was a good experience to talk to the students and encourage them to come into the business for employment or to go back to college.”

Hannah has also been a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Ambassador and has been involved in going into local schools to encourage school leavers into the industry.

She said: “I would like to do a degree, but will have to see how things go. I certainly see my future here, as I do enjoy the variety of work and I’m very proud of the product.”
I’m really excited to be part of such an amazing project and I’m really proud of the Artful team for taking the time out to teach and train me about such a complex product.

Hannah Scholes - Apprentice Fitter