True brotherly love..

BAE Systems

True brotherly love..

Pair are following in their father’s footsteps with their passion for engineering

IT’S fair to say engineering is a family affair for brothers Andrew and Michael Finlayson, who are both apprentices at BAE Systems after following their dad’s lead with their careers.
Andrew, 19, from Kirkintilloch,near Glasgow, is now a fourth-year engineering technician apprentice en route to being time-served in August 2018.

He said: “Engineering has been my chosen career path since I was very young.

“I’ve never wanted to be anything but an engineer so getting an apprenticeship with BAE Systems has been a milestone in my life as I begin the career I had always hoped for.

“I was interested in engineering and shipbuilding from a young age. My dad has been involved in the defence sector for a large part of his career, working on various naval vessels, from surface fleet to submarines, as an engineer and manager.

“I aspired to be like him – I knew this was the career I wanted to pursue. I remember the first naval vessel I was on, HMS Invincible. My dad took me on to ship while it was in for refit in Rosyth.

“This instantly grabbed my attention as I wanted to be involved in this line of work.”

Older brother Michael, 23, is a third-year mechanical engineer apprentice at BAE.

It was Andrew who recommended the apprenticeship after Michael had completed an apprenticeship as a spray painter in the motor industry.

He said: “I chose a career in engineering as I finally realised it was what I wanted to do after completing a previous apprenticeship.

“I was good at working with my hands and technically minded. I was made offers from two companies, however, I chose BAE Systems as I believed this would give me the best start as an aspiring engineer.

“I heard daily from my brother Andrew about what life was like as a BAE Systems apprentice and the quality of work and learning he received.

“It is interesting now we have three engineers in the one house. We have some brilliant conversations!”

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.