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BAE SYSTEMS Apprentices to Benefit from New State of the Art Facilities

Apprentices at BAE Systems Submarines’ Barrow site are now being trained at the company’s new Academy for Skills and Knowledge.

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Apprenticeships Offer Fantastic Benefits to Individuals and Employers

In an exclusive column Anne Milton, the Minister of State at the Department for Education, talks about the value of apprenticeships to Cumbria and the UK.

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Still time to apply for a BAE Systems apprenticeship

The deadline to apply for one of more than 230 vacancies for apprentices at BAE Systems Submarines in Barrow is approaching.

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Lighting systems expert joins high-profile manufacturing funding board

A Cumbrian aerospace and lighting systems specialist has joined the steering board of a £20 million initiative to boost the North West's manufacturing sector.

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Female Engineers Nominated for Two Major Awards

Three female engineers from BAE Systems Submarines in Barrow have been nominated for two major awards.


World first for West Cumbrian engineering firm

Prestigious standard for team behind safety of Blackpool's new Icon ride

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National College for Nuclear officially opens

A £7.5 million National College for Nuclear, based in Lillyhall, is due to open today.

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React Engineering one of the first to LINC with Sellafield

React Engineering is one of the first to win a Sellafield contract under a new system within just four days.

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“Aye robot!” Cumbrian innovation helps clean up UK’s most hazardous waste store

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Technology pioneered in west Cumbria

​A small west Cumbrian engineering company is pioneering technology designed to save the oil and gas industry billions of pounds.

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Engineers help charity spruce up building and garden on Walney

Engineers from GSK Ulverston supported young disabled people by volunteering to help a charity spruce up its building and garden.

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BAE Systems recruitment drive aims to find engineering talent

BAE Systems is looking for talented engineers and technical designers to join the most ambitious engineering project in the UK.


Engineering student wins prestigious award

A Furness College student who is adding a degree in engineering to his degree in English has been awarded a prestigious national prize worth £10,000.


Engineering firm wins national award

A Cumbrian firm has been hailed as one of the country's leading engineering companies.


World-class skills centre opens at Furness College

A world-class skills facility to create engineering leaders of the future officially opens today (Friday, September 16) at Furness College.


Cumbria’s engineering prowess praised

Cumbria’s unique engineering capabilities make it a great place for a career, according to the President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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Barrow jobs secure as MPs back renewing nuclear deterrent

MPs have voted resoundingly to renew the UK's nuclear deterrent, effectively securing the future of BAE Systems' shipyard in Barrow.


University secures further STEM funding

The University of Cumbria has been awarded funding of £222,471 from the Sir John Fisher Foundation towards a major STEM project.

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Sale of Tata’s Workington site to be completed

Investment firm Greybull Capital is set to complete the purchase of Tata Steel's Workington plant today (June 1).

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South Cumbria business kicks off 2016 with £3m of contracts

A rapidly growing South Cumbria business is looking forward to a bumper 2016, after winning £3m worth of contracts in January alone.

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GSK Ulverston apprentice meets the Queen

An apprentice at GSK Ulverston was selected to receive the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Award on behalf of the firm.