STAFF at Barrow's BAE Shipyard will be helping to celebrate Britain’s maritime industry by sharing exclusive videos, articles and details of exciting career opportunities during the week-long event.

Organised by Maritime UK, the umbrella body for the UK's maritime sector, the week long event aims to champion engineering, shipping, ports and leisure marine industries by highlighting their contribution to the UK, with the sector estimated to support almost 1.1million jobs and contributing over £46bn to the UK economy.

Glynn Phillips, group managing director of the BAE Systems Maritime and Land UK Sector, which includes its Submarines, Naval Ships and Maritime Services businesses, said:

"These are really exciting times to be involved in a sector which contributes so much to the economy and we’re delighted to play a part in such an important week for all of the UK’s Maritime related businesses and their employees.

"We aim for Maritime Week to spark the imagination and help encourage more people to learn about careers within this fascinating and developing sector."

In Cumbria, BAE Systems Submarines is responsible for the design and build of the Royal Navy's submarines, including the Astute and Dreadnought classes.

In April this year, the fourth of seven Astute class submarines, HMS Audacious, left the Barrow shipyard.

The Dreadnought class will carry the UK's nuclear deterrent from the 2030s and construction of the first of four new submarines, HMS Dreadnought, continues to progress with the second, HMS Valiant, also underway.

BAE Systems Submarines employs 9,500 at the Barrow shipyard and sites at Farnborough, Filton, Ash Vale and Weymouth.

The company is recruiting 500 apprentices and around 200 systems and software engineers. Visit