BAE Systems provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries.

Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

Tobias Husbands, Third Year technical apprentice with MA&I

Tobias Husbands, 18, from Preston, is a third year technical apprentice at BAE Systems’ Military Air and Information (MA&I) facility.

He has been fascinated by how things work from a young age and was inspired to pursue a career in engineering by his father, who previously worked at BAE Systems himself. He applied for an apprenticeship through his secondary school and joined the team based in Warton, Lancashire.

During his apprenticeship so far, Tobias has gained invaluable knowledge of various business areas at BAE Systems, having been given the opportunity to work with a wide array of teams on a number of different projects.

At the end of his apprenticeship, Tobias hopes to work with the design team, developing and designing parts for cutting-edge aircraft such as the F-35, the largest military contract in the world, Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk, the ‘flying classroom’ used to train pilots for life in a fast jet cockpit.

In 2015, Tobias was one of seven apprentices from the company to win a place at the World Skills UK Competition Finals, the world’s largest international skills competition.

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