When looking for X Navy jobs in Barrow-in-Furness, you may find that you would like to remain in a similar area of work. One way of doing this is by working at BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines, where you can still impact the work of the Navy, albeit from a civilian point of view. Read on to find out more about why the nuclear submarines at BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines are a good place to find X Navy jobs in Barrow-in-Furness.
The shipyard at Barrow-in-Furness has a long and sometimes complex history, beginning in 1871 and with a long future ahead. Although the shipyard has changed hands over the years, and existed under a range of different titles, its purpose has been largely the same – to build ships and submarines, both commercial and naval, for a number of different countries.
Over the years, the shipyard at Barrow-in-Furness has built hundreds of ships and submarines, including 373 merchant ships, 312 submarines and 148 naval surface ships. These were built for various companies and navies including those in Australia, Canada, the United States, India, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
All but three of the Royal Navy’s nuclear submarines were built at the Barrow shipyard, something that Barrow’s BAE Systems are rightly very proud of. This includes the United Kingdom’s first nuclear powered submarine, HMS Dreadnought, which was launched in 1960.
If you are thinking of taking on X Navy jobs in Barrow-in-Furness at BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines, then you will most likely be interested in the future of the shipyard. The shipyard is still in good use, and is currently constructing the seven planned Astute-class submarines. Three have already been completed – Astute, Ambush and Artful – the former two already commissioned, the latter planned for this year. Audacious, Anson and Agamemnon are under construction, and Ajax is planned for construction in the near future.
In terms of future progress, anyone working or wanting to work at BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines should also expect the Successor Programme to begin in late 2016, which involves the replacement of the Vanguard Class of submarines. The recent 2015 general election, in which the Conservative Party saw victory, has instilled confidence in the project, as keeping plans for the Successor programme was a major component of their manifesto.
If you would like more information about X Navy jobs in Barrow-in-Furness, talk to someone at Engineering Jobs Cumbria today.