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Raytheon opens national apprenticeship centre in the UK

Company to qualify hundreds of automotive technicians a year

DONCASTER, England, Sept. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Professional Services LLC, a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), opened a national apprenticeship centre in Doncaster, United Kingdom, primarily to train automotive technicians. RPS will deliver apprenticeship learning services to both apprentices and employers through classroom training, virtual learning and workplace visits.

RPS is one of the largest vocational training providers in the UK with a proven track record of delivering high quality apprenticeship programmes in the automotive and telecommunication sectors.

"With a capacity of about 70 students, the new centre will deliver apprenticeships to hundreds of automotive students a year," said David Marriott, operations manager, Vocational Learning at RPS. "In addition, the high retention and achievement rates of our learners reflect the quality of our service."

In the last few years, the UK government has focused on apprenticeships for workforce planning and providing access to skilled workers. The new centre will also be the only national training centre for Vauxhall retail apprentices, ages 16-18.

"Vauxhall is extremely proud of the quality training delivered by our apprenticeship programme," said Graham Page, Vauxhall Retail Training & Process Development Manager. "The future success of Vauxhall depends on the people we employ in the retailer network and young people are a vital part of this."

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

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