BAE Systems in Scotstoun has been giving young people a helping hand towards full-time work.

As part of a scheme jointly run by the Prince’s Trust and BAE Systems three Maritime businesses, 49 young people have been welcomed on to this year’s Movement to Work scheme.

The four-week programme is aimed at people aged 16-to-30 who are not in employment, education or training.

The youngsters spend time within business, as well as college, being taught employability skills and CV writing.

Of the 49 on this year’s course, 15 attended Naval Ships in Scotstoun.

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One of those who completed the scheme here was Stephen McGhee.

Stephen said: “The best parts were getting on to the active site, using the tools, getting on the ships and also meeting the other people on the course and making plenty of new friends. I have learned that inclusivity and a positive attitude will get you far in life.”

Often, people on the scheme make such an impression they are offered employment, if a suitable vacancy exists.

And this year, 16 people have received offers to join BAE Systems’ apprenticeship scheme.