The activity aims to highlight the range of exciting careers available to young people through on-line promotion, . The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills along with over 70 other partners including BAE Systems, is seeking to encourage young people into engineering careers by demonstrating that engineering is part of everyday life, from the phones young people use to the shoes they wear and the music they listen to.
To help spread the word, our schools engineering road-show is visiting schools in Cardiff, Newport and Glascoed. In addition we are hosting visits to our military aircraft and information site at Warton in Lancashire.
Today the Government also released Professor John Perkins’ Review of Engineering Skills which recommends a series of measures to ensure the UK develops its skills base in the engineering sector. These include giving teachers the experience of working in engineering organisations so they have up to date experience to pass on to students in the classroom.
Commenting on the Review, Simon Howison, Engineering Projects Director at BAE Systems said: “We very much welcome the Perkins Review and its recommendations for concerted action between Government, employers, educators, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the engineering institutions in addressing the shortage of engineers in the UK. In particular we are encouraged by the Review’s focus on the importance of physics and its recommendations to inspire young people aged 11-14, and particularly girls, to consider engineering as a career. Increasing diversity and accessibility in engineering is extremely important. BAE Systems will give every support to the recommendations.”
This year’s Schools Road-show focuses on Maths