Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Lancashire;
Location of affected unit(s)
Samlesbury and Warton
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.3 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery

371 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 November 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


BAE Systems has announced plans to cut 371 jobs at sites in Lancashire as it reduces production of the Typhoon fighter jet.  343 job losses will take place at the Samlesbury site, comprising 237 production line workers, 97 professional or administrative staff and 9 managers.  28 production line jobs will be cut from the Warton site.  A spokesperson for BAE commented that they would seek to redeploy staff where possible would seek to avoid compulsory redundancies. A spokesperson for the Unite union urged the government to intervene to protect the skills and capacity to build the Typhoon fighter, though there has been no response. It is not known when the job losses will take effect.


  • 12 November 2015: BBC Website


Eurofound (2015), BAE Systems, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 85460, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85460.