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UK government launches Tempest recruitment drive

15 July 2019
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The British government has launched a recruitment drive aimed at encouraging more people to enter into careers that can support the UK’s development of its Tempest sixth-generation fighter.

The government claims that the team behind Tempest is seeking to employ 2,500 people by 2021 to support the programme, in order to have a sufficient workforce to enable the development of the fighter that is expected to enter service from 2035.

Mark Lancaster, minister for the armed forces, officially launched the initiative, which will involve Team Tempest carrying out work across the country to encourage students at schools, colleges, and universities to take up careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths.

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