An apprentice from Barrow has been helping support others from around the world at a global skills event.

BAE Systems apprentice Denize Pilarta worked with people from across the company at the WorldSkills UK Live event held in Birmingham last week.

Denize, who is a non-destructive examination apprentice, joined over 500 others at the event.

“My role was supporting the BAE Systems stand through leading the interactive activities, promoting the many early career options with the company and having many conversations with young people showcasing the opportunities within the business,” Denize said.

“I also delivered a ‘Spotlight Session’ where some of our apprentices were asked a series of questions of what it was like to be an apprentice within BAE Systems.”

Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, chief executive of WorldSkills UK, said: “At WorldSkills UK we work to accelerate the development of young people’s skills from national to world-class standards.

“We’re creating a new generation of high flyers that give UK employers a competitive edge.”

BAE Systems offers over 25 apprentice programmes across its sectors and sites in the UK, at intermediate, advanced, higher and degree level. It has around 2,500 apprentices and graduates in training at any one time.

The event took place from November 21 to November 23 at the NEC.