The global initiative is designed to offer the children of BAE Systems’ employees the opportunity to find out more about their parents’ working lives.
This is the twelfth year BAE Systems has run the initiative, aimed primarily at 14 to 16 year olds, at its sites across the UK. The day aims to give young people an insight into the variety of exciting career options available in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
Richard Hamer, Education & Skills Director at BAE Systems, said: “STEM subjects open up a wide range of exciting career options and we are committed to encouraging more young people to consider a career in STEM. As a company, we have great ambitions and a big part of that is ensuring we build a strong pipeline of future talent to continue the work we do. Events like today provide an opportunity for young people to understand more about our business and the work we do.”
BAE Systems invests around £90m each year in skills and education activities. It runs a number of initiatives and attend careers fairs across the country to highlight the importance of STEM subjects to young people. This include the company’s annual Schools Roadshow in association with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, which in 2017, will visit over 420 schools and engage over 90,000 young people with an inspiring, interactive STEM presentation.
For further information on BAE Systems’ commitment to early careers and education please visit: www.baesystems.com/education