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The UK Civil Aviation Authority has partnered with careers platform and social mobility advocates, Springpod.

The partnership aims to provide young people with clear insights into career opportunities available and to provide them with the knowledge to take their first steps on an exciting career journey in aviation and aerospace.

The Aviation & Aerospace Virtual Work Experience programme will see thousands of students from across the UK aged 15 to 18, gain an invaluable insight into the world of the Civil Aviation Authority and its role in the aviation and aerospace industry. The programme begins on 25 July 2022 and will run for five days. Students will learn about some of the critical areas and responsibilities of the regulator, including the formulation of strategy and policy, the impact of Covid-19 and space regulation.

Students will also be given the chance to interact with leading industry experts who’ll share their own experiences on what it takes to work in the industry as well as gaining access to an exclusive post-programme mentorship scheme.

The virtual work experience concept was built and created by Springpod, a specialist careers platform that helps young people explore the world of work and university before they apply. As part of Springpod’s mission to provide equal access to opportunity, it empowers the next generation of talent and enables them to take control of their futures, with online programmes aiming to educate, upskill and prepare young people to help them in career and further education choices.


Richard Moriarty, Chief Executive of the Civil Aviation Authority, said:

“We want to inspire and engage with young people to explore careers in STEM, aviation and aerospace and encourage their future career choices. Aviation and aerospace need to be ready for the future, which is why we have partnered with Springpod to create this virtual work experience opportunity.

We are committed to supporting the ambitions and interests of everyone to create opportunities which are inclusive and engaging for all.” 


Sam Hyams, Chief Executive of Springpod, commented:

"This virtual work experience programme will be invaluable to young people considering a career in the world of Aviation and Aerospace. We’re so proud to have partnered with the Civil Aviation Authority to assist in providing every young person with the right information and guidance to make informed decisions. I can’t wait to see the impact this programme will have later on this year.”


If you’d like to register your interest in this programme, you can do so by visiting Springpod.


For further information, please contact Alex Blomley at the UK Civil Aviation Authority press office on:


0333 103 6000