MORE than 300 apprenticeship positions are available at BAE Systems Submarines' site in Barrow in this recruitment window.

With around 10,000 people employed there, the company offers some of the very best careers in Cumbria, building submarines for the UK Royal Navy.

Roles available range from steelworkers to software engineers. Applications for this year's intake are open until February 28.

The Westmorland Gazette:

A world-class learning environment - the Submarines Academy for Skills and Knowledge - is right there on the Barrow site with all the facilities and expertise to help new starters progress to better qualifications and rewarding careers.

Phil Athersmith, Head of Early Careers Delivery, said: "Early Careers starters are the future of our business; that's why we invest in them so heavily.

The Westmorland Gazette:

"The learning environment and the opportunities offered are second to none. Our business has Royal Navy contracts stretching past the 2030s so we are always looking for the next generation of shipbuilders who want to live and work in beautiful South Cumbria."

This year the 317 advertised positions at the submarines business in Barrow include 224 roles open to people with GCSE level qualifications or equivalent. Those are apprenticeships in trades like welding, steelworking and painting as well as roles in functions like engineering or business.

The Westmorland Gazette:

There are also 91 roles open to those with A Levels or equivalent. Those apprenticeships are in functions like engineering, project management and finance.

A key focus for the Submarines business is to ensure it attracts and recruits people from a range of diverse backgrounds.

Phil said: "We have some excellent apprentices working in our craft trades and changes to working practices mean that craft trade roles are open to all.

The Westmorland Gazette:

"Our business prides itself on providing a modern workplace with diversity and inclusion embedded in everything we do. I'd certainly encourage people to look at the career opportunities on offer in Barrow helping to build submarines for our Royal Navy."

Interested? Find out more by clicking here: BAE Systems Apprenticeships