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Reaching young people and investing in their capabilities allows us as the regulator to create opportunities for the next generation of our sector. 

Innovation in aviation and aerospace is not possible without reaching the young talent we have across the country and inspiring them into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (also known as STEM for short). 

Our STEM team are continuing to work to make sure careers in aviation, aerospace and STEM are open to all.

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Image of students in classroom

We’ve just renewed our partnerships with Fantasy Wings, the Jon Egging Trust (JET) and Primary Engineer who offer programmes to reach young people of all backgrounds to explore careers in the sector. 

These programmes and our funding allow young people regardless of background the opportunity to develop the essential skills needed to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace. 

Fantasy Wings 

Our partnership with Fantasy Wings, aids their programme which is split into four sections: career mentoring, pilot training, career workshops, and an annual conference. It aims to remove barriers to entry and providing insights and a platform in aviation.  

We will support their programme in various ways including, providing work experience days for several participants to see what is involved in the different aspects of the UK Civil Aviation Authority and sponsoring 280 spaces for young people on their 2023/2024 programme that will be allocated to schools and local authorities they work with across London, Birmingham, and Manchester. 

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Image of students listening to presentation

Jon Egging Trust 

Last year we supported JET with £50,000 of direct funding, which saw 2,000 students reached and 25 students directly supported by face-to-face sessions by our STEM team. 

We have renewed our partnership with the JET, allowing students on Blue Skies support programmes to receive over 16,500 hours of face-to-face support in the next year. Our network of STEM ambassadors is available to students and will deliver two career workshops to help provide valuable insights to students on how to enter the industry. 

Funding this year will go towards supporting the programmes delivery in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, East Anglia, North Wales, and the West Midlands. 

Primary Engineer 

Primary engineer’s annual competition will also be supported by us.  

The competition is open to all primary and secondary pupils in all schools, currently divided into 19 regions. Students aged 3 to 19 interview engineering professionals, identify a problem, and create a drawn and annotated solution to it in response to the question and the competitions title, ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’ 

Pupils will gain skills in Engineering Habits of Mind (EHoM), which includes problem finding, creative problem solving, visualising, improving, adapting along with critical thinking skills and communication skills. 

To find more information on our partnerships visit https://stem.caa.co.uk/supporting-resources-and-organisations/

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Brenda Jefcoate

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