Manufacturing Future Lead

BAE Systems UK

Location: Lancashire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Manufacturing Future Lead

Location: Samlesbury – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements

Salary: £52,084

What you’ll be doing:

  • Involvement in the creation/definition of future Manufacturing apprenticeships, based on future business demands
  • Collaborating with various teams across the Air Manufacturing arena to support the definition of future manufacturing roles including any systems related improvements
  • Working with the broader Capability Team to aid the refresh of existing and development of new training interventions
  • Collaborating with and working alongside the Manufacturing People Capability Team

Your skills and experiences:


  • Knowledge and experience of Manufacturing Operations
  • Demonstrated experience in Change Management, having a demonstrable ability to influence and affect change
  • Ability to Influence and engage an extended network and virtual teams across the wider business
  • Leadership skills/ people management experience


  • Proven introduction of new manufacturing technologies & techniques
  • Budget management experience
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement Principles
  • Comfortable presenting to and influencing senior management


You will receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual leave incentive.

The Manufacturing Future Lead:

As a part of the Manufacturing People Capability team, you will have an opportunity to influence changes and to help define the future of the workforce. You will be contributing to various projects such as Apprentice Standards, Future Role & Skillset Definition, Technology & Systems, conducting research and Data Analysis to inform Business Decisions.

This is a new, exciting and challenging role that will provide the intelligent link between the developments in manufacturing technology and the translation into the operational manufacturing environment with particular focus of people capability and skill sets.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

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