BAE Systems move apprenticeship training to Super College

A partnership between City of Glasgow College and BAE Systems is creating career opportunities for over 40 apprentices.

BAE Systems moved their training needs to the college in 2020, with 41 modern apprentices placed across seven different subject areas and specialisms.

Feedback from BAE Systems staff and apprentices has been very positive in what has been a challenging year.

Joe Mulholland, Associate Dean, Electrical, Auto and Digital Technology at City of Glasgow College, said:

“This is testimony to the learner focus of all BAE Systems staff, and the professionalism of our lecturers who had to quickly adapt their practice during the pandemic. The rapid adoption of online platforms to maintain the best possible learning and teaching practice is to be commended. We look not just to continue this partnership, but to continually improve the apprenticeship experience and expand our portfolio of employers that we are currently working with.”

BAE Systems have provisionally confirmed similar numbers of modern apprentices for next year.

Charlie Murphy, BAE Apprentice Training Manager, said:

“When our apprentices began their training with the college for the first time in October 2020, we had concerns how the pandemic would affect the programme. However, the college has responded very well in dealing with the challenges, and in meeting the needs of BAE Systems and their apprentices. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with City of Glasgow College for 2021-2022.”

The college delivers over 600 modern apprenticeships a year across key industry sectors including hairdressing and barbering, procurement, digital, health and social care, children and young people, as well as maritime and engineering.

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021 runs from Monday 1 to Friday 5 March. For details on the modern apprenticeships offered by the college please visit the college website.