Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Glascoed, Radway Green, Washington and Telford
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25.40 - Manufacture of weapons and ammunition

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
130 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
5 May 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Defence specialist BAE Systems is reported to be cutting 250 jobs from four of its sites in the UK. Sites at Glascoed in Wales, Radway Green near Stoke, Washington and Telford will lose 70, 90, 60 and 30 roles respectively. The company confirmed that statutory consultation with trade unions has started at the affected sites. A spokesperson for the Unite union confirmed that BAE had started a consultation process and that the reason for the redundancies was down to lower volume of orders expected from the Ministry of Defence. BAE has also said that alongside the redundancies it aims to create 130 new positions and there may be possibility for some staff to be relocated to these new positions. The company has not confirmed where the new job opportunities will be created. BAE has already announced job creation in 2017 at sites in Cumbria and in Norfolk


  • 5 May 2017: The Stoke Sentinel


Eurofound (2017), BAE Systems, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91039, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91039.