Brough hammer blow from BAE as 400 jobs look set to go at Humber site

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 10 Oct 2017

A TOTAL of 400 jobs look set to go at BAE Systems in Brough.

The company has announced the figures today, with workers told at 10am, as it "aligns capacity more closely with current and expected orders".

It came as part of "organisational changes to boost competitiveness, accelerate technology innovation and improve operational excellence from a more streamlined business".

In total 1,915 of the 34,600 jobs in he UK are to be lost over the next three years.

Charles Woodburn, chief executive, BAE Systems, said the "actions are necessary and the right thing to do for our company, but unfortunately include proposed redundancies at a number of operations". 

He said: "I recognise this will be difficult news for some of our employees and we are committed to do everything we can to support those affected.”

Partially leaked yesterday, the extent is  worse than anticipated, with 750 jobs also going in Lancashire, where the impact had initially thought to have been concentrated.

Britain's biggest defence contractor is planning to shed more than 40 per cent of the East Riding workforce, which is believed to stand at around 950. It comes a year on from centenary celebrations at Brough. 

As part of the Military Air and Information business, the site's primary role is in the design, development, manufacture and through-life support of the Hawk advanced jet trainer. 

Brough also houses the company’s structural and dynamic test facility, where aircraft parts undergo static, fatigue and environmental testing.

A further 245 jobs are going at RAF Marham and RAF Leeming, with 340 lost in maritime in Portsmouth and Solent and 150 in applied intelligence locations in London and Guildford. 

A total of 30 redundancies are proposed at other locations, with no immediate mention of the BAE Training Academy at Humberside Airport in the statement.

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