Defence workers hoping to inspire the next generation

FAMILY Frances Inkpen and her niece Dani Halsey, 16, both from Gosport
FAMILY Frances Inkpen and her niece Dani Halsey, 16, both from Gosport
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SONS and daughters of workers at the city’s BAE Systems bases went behind the scenes as part of a work day.

The company holds an annual ‘Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day’ in a bid to inspire the next generation of shipbuilders and engineers.

The new recruits were shown different areas of the company’s work at its base at the Broad Oak Business Park in Copnor and Portsmouth Naval Base.

They were involved in manufacturing circuit boards, engineering, project management for shipbuilding and human resources.

The youngsters were taken on tours before shadowing their family members.

Andrew Davies, the managing director of BAE Systems Maritime, said: ‘It is a fantastic way to inspire youngsters about the possibilities of a career in technology and engineering. Helping to ensure industry has a strong pipeline of future talent is a key priority for BAE Systems.

‘Being able to show young people the exciting opportunities a career in the sector can offer is a big step in the right direction to inspire the future generation.’