Rising numbers of people are taking maths and physics A levels – but it is still very low. Too many teenagers, especially girls, don’t realise that maths and physics get you everywhere. They have the highest earnings and can open doors to careers in business, journalism, technology, engineering - in fact anything you can probably think of.
That is why I’m so pleased to see some of the UK’s top businesses and organisations showing their commitment by signing the ‘Your Life’ call to action and committing to recruit more science and maths students. Together we can ensure young people have the skills they need to succeed in life and help the UK compete on a global scale.
Elizabeth Truss, Education Minister
Engineering skills are vital to BAE Systems and the 7,500 companies in our UK supply chain and we are reliant on a pipeline of young talent taking up careers in science, technology, engineering and maths. We are supporting the ‘Your Life’ campaign as part of an annual £80M commitment to skills development in the UK. Ian King, BAE Systems’ CEO
Our pledge below shows how together we will encourage more women and girls to consider technology and engineering careers and the subject choices or vocational pathways that lead to them.
We will be contributing to a national aspiration to double the number of women studying engineering and technology degrees at undergraduate level by 2030; boost the number of women pursuing careers in engineering and technology; and increase the number of young people studying maths and physics at 18.
- BAE Systems commits to sponsoring a Chair in Maths or Physics for the next three years
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