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Recruitment overhaul at BAE

Published: Thursday, 22 January 2009   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

BAE Systems has altered its recruitment infrastructure as it plans to select 600 graduates and apprenticeships to join the firm in 2009.

Alexander Mann Solutions will provide specialist permanent recruitment services for its UK business, replacing Xchanging which will now focus on the hiring of university leavers.

For the last nine months a BAE Systems cross-business working group has been carrying out detailed study to assess future recruitment needs at the aerospace firm.

Alastair Imrie, group director of human resources at BAE, commented that recruitment is "a vital key capability" for BAE Systems in the UK.

He said this was particularly to support the resources needed to deliver some of the biggest defence programmes in the world.

He added: "As the company grows across all its businesses it's vital we increase our focus on specialist recruitment."

In other engineering news, aerospace manufacturer Rolls-Royce will recruit more than 200 graduates during 2009, it has announced.
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