ABU DHABI // Emirati engineering students will get the chance to attend an intensive 18-week aerospace and security programme abroad thanks to a new partnership between Mubadala and BAE Systems.
The Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, and BAE Systems, the UK defence, aerospace, and security company, signed an agreement that will see the two companies set up an international internship programme for Emirati students, and an outreach programme for schoolchildren in the UAE.
With the support of the Abu Dhabi Education Council, each year until 2020, five full-time undergraduate engineering students will be selected to attend the programme at BAE Systems’ Military Air & Information business in England.
Over the course of the 18-week internship, students will be immersed in various real-life industry scenarios related to their engineering disciplines, including projects such as the evaluation of a large photovoltaic array for BAE Systems, the use of industrial robots in aerospace manufacturing and additive manufacturing for 3D printing technologies.
“Our partnerships with BAE Systems and Adec comes at an opportune time for the aerospace industry in the UAE,” said Homaid Al Shemmari, chief executive of aerospace and engineering services at Mubadala. He said the course was part of plans to turn Abu Dhabi into a global aerospace hub.
“This internship programme with BAE Systems provides students with first-hand industry experience and is a key tool for empowering and developing our national talent,” he added.
Article Source : The National