“I am a practical person by nature and always prefer academic and professional programs which incorporate practical features. This is why I have done so many professional qualifications, as opposed to academic ones, because they tend to be more realistic and beneficial. The Appleton Greene CLP program is probably the most practical of them all, because there are no formal examinations and your standard of work is evaluated and assessed based upon the quality of the corporate training program that you yourself develop. All of the feedback and assistance is both practical and instantly usable and this means that all of the time spent on this is well worthwhile. It also enables you to achieve the same quality standards when developing your own program.”

A quotation taken from a Learning Provider reference within the Defense industry.

  • BAE Systems Inc
  • Boeing Co
  • CACI International Inc
  • Computer Sciences Corp
  • Dell Computer Corp
  • DRS Technologies Inc
  • General Dynamics Corp
  • Harris Corp
  • Hewlett-Packard Co
  • ITT Corp
  • Jacobs Engineering Group Inc
  • KBR Inc
  • L-3 Communications Corp
  • Lockheed Martin Corp
  • Northrop Grumman Corp
  • Raytheon Co
  • Rockwell Collins Inc
  • Science Applications International Corp
  • United Technologies Corp
  • URS Corp

The arms industry is a global business that manufactures weapons and military technology and equipment. It consists of commercial industry involved in research, development, production, and the service of military material, equipment, and facilities. Arms producing companies, also referred to as defense contractors or military industry, produce arms mainly for the armed forces of states. Departments of government also operate in the arms industry, buying and selling weapons, munitions and other military items. Products include guns, ammunition, missiles, military aircraft, military vehicles, ships, electronic systems, and more. The arms industry also conducts significant research and development. It is estimated that yearly, over 1.5 trillion US dollars are spent on military expenditures worldwide (2.7% of World GDP). Part of this goes to the procurement of military hardware and services from the military industry. The combined arms sales of the top 100 largest arms producing companies amounts to an estimated $315 billion. Many industrialized countries have a domestic arms industry to supply their own military forces. Some countries also have a substantial legal or illegal domestic trade in weapons for use by its citizens. The Small Arms Survey estimates 875 million small arms in circulation worldwide, produced by more than 1,000 companies from nearly 100 countries.


“Being governed by strict confidentiality agreements, bespoke services are more aligned with our specific requirements. Appleton Greene accommodates this and enables us to benefit from an external perspective while maintaining our tradition of centralization.”

A quotation taken from a client reference within the Defense industry.