General Dynamics UK is a leading defence and technology company, with more than 1,400 employees in the UK. At our two sites in Hastings, we design, develop and manufacture avionic systems used on different types of military aircraft around the world.
We are delighted to have achieved the National Award for Investment in Young People from the Sussex Chamber of Commerce. General Dynamics UK is committed to investing in and helping with the development of young people who are local to our sites. We offer exciting opportunities for young people through our support of the Engineering Education Scheme, visiting schools and colleges as STEM ambassadors, and providing work experience placements within our Company, as well as offering our own apprenticeship programme and graduate scheme. We are incredibly proud of this award, as it acknowledges the great work that our employees do to invest in the future generation of engineers and it will continue to inspire our ongoing dedication to these projects.
Ana Christie, Chief Executive of Sussex Chamber of Commerce said: “General Dynamics UK has shown true commitment to supporting young people. They encourage apprentices, graduates and work-experience students to understand their business. They work on various campaigns including; Year of Engineering, Women in Engineering, and the Reserves Day and Armed Forces.
They have shown huge determination to work with the local community and schools to showcase the opportunities available. They encourage students to work on real-life projects who learn skills including; software engineering, being creative, using calculations and soldering.
General Dynamics UK encourages young people to engage with them through their website and their business plan incorporates having an inclusive environment where a highly engaged workforce can achieve their potential.
It gives me great pleasure to award General Dynamics UK with the Investment in Young People Award.”