7 November 2017

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BAE Systems came to talk to Year 10 and 11 pupils who had shown an interest in their apprenticeship programme.

Two of their current apprentices along with their mentor, Mark Powell, spoke to the 32 pupils about this course of career.

They delivered an informative presentation on BAE as a company, the apprenticeships that they offer and the routes that both Sophie and Raurai took to become an apprentice.  They also shared some superb advice on how to complete the application form and what was involved in the interview process.  

Mrs Crank, Assistant Headteacher, who helped co-ordinate the session said, “We are very fortunate to have been able to set up this presentation and we are hoping that Priory will be confirmed as one of their regular school links from here on.  I would like to personally thank everyone at BAE for visiting Priory and giving up their valuable time to work with the pupils.” 

Sixteen of these pupils will be given the opportunity to attend the BAE Academy of Schools and Knowledge (ASK) Facility at Samlesbury next Monday.  The visit will include a tour around the new prestigious £16million pound investment.  The ASK Facility contains state of the art manufacturing facilities to train and develop engineers of the future, alongside a modern training environment where apprentices work towards their various qualifications.

Following the tour pupils will then take part in business challenges, meet current apprentices and really embrace this wonderful facility.  This is an amazing opportunity which we have been very fortunate to attain.