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BAE Systems Predicts The Jobs Of The Future

19 Aug 2019

BAE Systems Predicts The Jobs Of The Future

After compiling research which showed that 3 in 4 young people of Generation Z age want guidance on what work could be available in twenty years time, BAE Systems has revealed what it believes will be some job descriptions of the future.

With over half of young centennials worried that they do not have the skills and training they will need to future-proof their careers, BAE Systems has brainstormed to come up with three in-demand job titles within the science, technology and engineering sectors for the year 2040.

The three cutting edge careers identified by BAE Systems were Systems Farmer, Human e-Sources Manager and AI Translator. (You can find out more about these potential roles on the BAE Systems website).

The BAE Systems’ research, which canvassed the opinions of 1,000 young people aged between 16 and 24, also revealed that almost half (47 per cent) of the respondents thought that one day they would work in a career which doesn’t yet exist.

3 in 5 young people believed the jobs they would do in the future would be more exciting than the jobs their parents did and over half said they were looking forward to working alongside robots.

BAE Systems’ Principal Technologist, Nick Colosimo, said: “Technology and innovation are central to our business and we rely on the very best engineering talent to develop innovative and efficient solutions for our customers. Centennials have more career options open to them than ever before, while the nature of the jobs we do is changing, so too is our workplace or working environment. We need to do more to help nurture young talent in the UK and highlight the future opportunities available to them.”

“These young people are essential in ensuring that the UK remains a leader in technology, engineering and manufacturing for decades to come. Where our responsibility lies as an industry is providing high-quality training and giving people the opportunities and tools to continually learn and innovate.”

“Our apprenticeship programmes combine the opportunity to study with hands on training, allowing our apprentices to get a great grounding in engineering and technology while learning about the practical applications and challenges. We are working hard to ensure this grounding creates the technology leaders of the future,” added Mr Colosimo.

The Director of Education and Engineering at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Dr Rhys Morgan, also commented, saying: “It’s a really exciting time for emerging technologies in engineering. It is crucial that young people develop the skills that will be needed to accelerate this industry change in the coming decades. There are a variety of roles in engineering, and a huge range of possibilities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers, which will be available in the sector in the near future.”

“Preparing for the STEM careers of the future can only be beneficial for today’s school leavers and apprentices. While working with AI and wearables may not be commonplace at the moment, it’s fair to say that in 20 or 30 years’ time the UK will need engineers who are well-versed in these technologies,” added Dr Morgan.

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