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Monday, 24 November 2014

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BAE Systems Barrow proud to showcase career opportunities

WORKERS going to and from Barrow shipyard on their bikes is part of Barrow history.

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exciting time Jackie Arnold, head of strategy and business development at BAE Systems LINDSEY DICKINGS REF: 50061911B002

The business is practically synonymous with cycling and many employees continue to travel to work via pedal power.

So when it was announced that the Tour Series was coming to the town, it was a natural fit for BAE Systems to sponsor the event.

In addition to the sponsorship, scores of BAE employees have volunteered to work as marshals and stewards on the night.

And the company is hoping that its association with such a high-profile sporting and community event will help with the major recruitment drive upon which it is embarking.

Following the huge announcement that the shipyard will carry out large infrastructure changes to support the enormous Successor submarine programme, BAE is going the extra mile to convince people Furness is a great place to work.

Jackie Arnold, head of strategy and business development at BAE Systems, said: “We are looking at a real period of prosperity in the local area and we thought this was a fabulous opportunity to showcase Barrow and demonstrate why it’s such a wonderful place to come and live.

“It can be challenging to encourage people to think about living and working in the Furness area and this is a rare opportunity to say ‘look, what a wonderful place we live in, look what’s on your doorstep, and consider the opportunities here’.

“The shipyard has a fabulous forward-looking order book and we’re about to launch into a huge site re-development programme.

“This is an exciting time for our business which will benefit the whole community.”

The event has been brought to Barrow by Cumbria County Council. Councillor Kevin Hamilton, chairman of Cumbria County Council’s Barrow Local Committee, said: “I’m delighted BAE Systems are giving this event their full support.

“It’s a clear signal that the whole town is getting behind the event and everybody recognises what a wonderful opportunity this is to showcase Barrow and all it has to offer.”

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