A HIGH-tech Westbury firm which has just celebrated British Science Week is urging young graduates to get in touch.

Lockheed Martin UK Rotary and Mission Systems is part of the world’s largest defence and security company, Lockheed Martin UK Holdings Ltd of Havant.

The company in Westbury is working on high-tech simulation and training devices for the British Army.

Two recent employees Jordan, a graduate hire, and Gideon, who is spending a year out with the company from his university degree, have been using their personal passion for gaming to design and develop immersive training aids to solve real-world problems.

Melanie Coles, of Lockheed Martin, said: “The skills they have learned through their own hobbies are key to designing and building the technology needed to deliver training aids which can help prepare Armed Forces personnel for their duties by entering into a realistic simulated environment.”

“Training in this way replicates the feeling and conditions of a live environment without the need for using expensive equipment, reduces the need for maintenance and also the time needed to train.”

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 110,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

In Westbury, the team work with the British Army to design and develop training and logistics solutions. From the ground up, our team of one experienced engineer, a graduate and an apprentice who are still based in the facility during lockdown have designed and built a virtual reality training system.

Engineering excellence lies at the heart of Lockheed Martin and there are exciting opportunities across the country and a variety of different business functions from technical engineering through to functional business support.

Ms Coles added: “Whatever your direction, Lockheed Martin UK can help your development with competitive salaries, benefits, flexible schedules and more.”

To apply, search the web for Lockheed Martin UK Careers.