AdaCore, a trusted provider of software development and verification tools, today announced it has committed books, resources, and training in support of BAE Systems’ engineering apprenticeship programme, demonstrating its role as a dedicated partner and its commitment to the advancement of high integrity software.
Ideally, software engineering graduates enter industry with both hard and soft skills along with a balanced understanding of fundamental principles and practicalities of the profession. Unfortunately, what they are often missing is practical knowledge, particularly when it comes to high integrity software. As a result, industry leader BAE Systems has developed an innovative and scalable apprenticeship programme to train the next generation of engineers in building safer, more secure products.
BAE Systems’ apprenticeship programme offers paid, job-specific training and experience for students of different ages and experience levels, starting as early as age 16. The programme provides students with practical experience working on innovative security products and services, providing valuable qualifications and the chance to forge a high-impact career in engineering.
Nick Taylor, Head of Discipline (Software Engineering BAE Systems Air), said: “We’ve always found AdaCore really helpful and friendly. They are particularly keen to help us develop the next generation of software engineers who are able to use Ada to produce high integrity software for our major platforms. They have always been prepared to go the extra mile providing help with training and access to manuals that help keep our employees on top of new and emerging tools and products in the world of high integrity, real-time embedded software engineering.”
AdaCore has "always been prepared to go the extra mile providing help with training and access to manuals that help keep our employees on top of new and emerging tools and products in the world of high integrity, real-time embedded software engineering.”
“For over two decades, AdaCore’s GNAT Academic Program has provided educational materials, knowledge, and resources to promote the use of high-integrity software development techniques and programming languages within academic settings,” said Martyn Pike, Sales Director at AdaCore. “Supporting BAE’s apprenticeship programme is very much in keeping with our intention to provide early career software engineers with a skill set needed by Industry to maintain current in-service software applications and drive forward future technologies”.