TWO of Barrow’s most iconic landmarks have joined forces to help recruit for a major economic boost after BAE Systems signed a 10 year lease to move its recruitment team into Barrow’s Dock Museum.
More than 20 people will be relocated to the museum as the company continues with plans to recruit hundreds of employees as momentum builds on the Successor programme which will see the design and construction of an 18,000 tonne replacement to the Vanguard class.
BAE hopes to give visitors and prospective employees a positive first impression of Barrow and BAE by providing a unique insight into the town’s industry and heritage.
Jackie Arnold, head of business strategy at BAE Systems Submarines said: “We’re delighted that the lease has now been signed and work is complete on our new recruitment centre on the ground floor of the main museum hall. We hope the team will move in over the next fortnight."
“The move into the Dock Museum forms part of our wider business plan to transform our submarine site over the coming years. The redevelopment is exciting for the business and for the community. By enhancing the shipyard’s capabilities we will see a lot of growth - not only in terms of the site’s buildings and the size of our workforce, but also the opportunities that this will bring to the local area.”
Barrow Borough Council’s assistant director of community services, Keith Johnson, said: “The Borough Council welcomes the opportunity to work in partnership with BAE Systems to improve the heritage offer at the Dock Museum as a visitor attraction and excellent facility for residents.”
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