“Our success as a business is based on identifying and retaining talent. Leveraging our training expertise to support a more inclusive labour market will provide us with access to a greater pool of talent, while tackling a challenging part of that market.”



Model: Two – week virtual placement – adopted during COVID-19 pandemic
Funding: Company funded
Delivery Partner: Prince’s Trust
Scale 2020: 99 placements
Success Rate: 37% into jobs or education (78% pre pandemic)

BAE SYSTEMS: Work placements into apprenticeships

BAE Systems involvement with Movement to Work has developed from initial CSR participation. It has been integral in demonstrating how the initiative can be holistically embedded into the apprenticeship recruitment process – through an alignment between its recruitment cycles and Movement to Work placements. This approach has been underlined by its positive outcome record of  69% in 2018 and 78% in 2019 prior to the affects of the pandemic.

The two-week programme has allowed BAE to continue to help young people during the pandemic and has also helped BAE to achieve its ambition of increasing diversity, more specifically the number of women in engineering. 

Additionally, BAE Systems has used its extensive supply chain to amplify and increase the positive impact that Movement to Work can have. An advocacy which has ensured growth of our national network that continues to share best practice and seeks to innovate.