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Aerospace & Aeronautics
Apprenticeship Program
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BAE Systems | Norfolk, VA
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Job Description

BAE Systems, a global defense contractor, is the largest non-nuclear ship repair company in the United States. BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair is the largest and most capable private sector company in the conversion and repair of U.S. Naval and commercial vessels on the East Coast.

BAE Systems is committed to the belief that our employees are our greatest strength. Through our paid Apprentice Program, we are investing daily as we train and develop our future workforce. The Apprentice Program is a registered four year on the job training program complete with college and trade classes. We offer a great starting pay with scheduled advancement and great benefits including health, dental, vision, 401K, hourly pension plan, holiday pay and vacation pay.

The following trades are currently offered in our Apprentice Program:
Blacksmith, Shipfitter, Welder, Inside Machinist, Outside Machinist, Electrician, Pipefitter, Sheetmetal, Painter, Facilities Maintenance, Carpenter, Insulator, and Rigger

The next session is scheduled for Spring 2010. Application deadline is February 5, 2010.

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE. Please stop by our Human Resources Department located at 750 West Berkley Avenue, Norfolk for an application. You must be 18 to apply and must be a High School graduate or have received a GED. Please call 757-494-2965 for more information.

BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services. With 105,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems had 2008 sales of 34.4 billion.

Support Solutions, based in Rockville, Maryland, provides a wide range of services in engineering, system integration, ship repair, and readiness and sustainment for military platforms. Its Technology Solutions & Services unit addresses the full life-cycle needs of U.S. Department of Defense and federal civilian customers with capabilities in systems engineering and technical assistance, system and subsystem integration, operations, and maintenance. TSS serves every branch of the U.S. military and numerous civilian agencies, operating the U.S. Armys munitions plant in Kingsport, Tennessee; integrating communications systems and developing and integrating precision tracking radars; and providing design and support services for air and missile defense systems.

The Ship Repair business is the leading U.S. provider of non-nuclear ship repair, conversion, and modernization services. It focuses on drydock and pier-side ship repair and sustainment services for the U.S. Navy, other defense agencies, and commercial customers.

The Readiness & Sustainment business focuses on customers growing need for through-life platform support.

People are the greatest asset in any Company ...

BAE Systems is committed to a high performance culture and provides an environment that challenges our employees to be remarkable and obtain their full potential.

We are an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer that understands the value of diversity and its impact on a high performance culture.

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About BAE Systems

BAE Systems plc is a British defence, security and aerospace company headquartered in Farnborough, Hampshire, England, that has global interests, particularly in North America through its subsidiary BAE Systems Inc. BAE is the world's second-largest defence contractor and the largest in Europe. It was formed on 30 November 1999 by the £7.7 billion merger of two British companies, Marconi Electronic Systems (MES), the defence electronics and naval shipbuilding subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc (GEC), and aircraft, munitions and naval systems manufacturer British Aerospace (BAe). BAE is the successor to various aircraft and defence electronics companies, including The Marconi Company, the first commercial company devoted to the development and use of radio; A.V. Roe and Company, one of the world's first aircraft companies; de Havilland, manufacturer of the world's first commercial jet airliner; British Aircraft Corporation, co-manufacturer of the Concorde supersonic transport; and Supermarine, manufacturer of the Spitfire. It has increasingly disengaged from its businesses in continental Europe in favour of investing in the United States. Since its formation it has sold its shares of Airbus, EADS Astrium, AMS and Atlas Elektronik. BAE Systems is involved in several major defence projects, including the F-35 Lightning II, the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers. The company has been the subject of criticism, both general opposition to the arms trade and also specific allegations of unethical and corrupt practices, including the Al Yamamah contracts with Saudi Arabia that have earned BAE and its predecessor £43 billion in twenty years.