STEM Outreach & Activities
At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we recognise that actively engaging with young people is the best way to inspire the future generation to consider a career in Engineering and Technology. We work closely with a wide variety external organisations to promote this ambition and also encourage our workforce to sign up to be STEM Ambassadors. The aim of the Ambassador programme is to break the stereotypes associated with STEM careers through real-life role models; providing career advice, mentoring, talking about their own personal career journey's and delivering inspiring interactive activities to students ranging from Primary to College level.
Creating a talented pool of STEM ambassadors is an important part of our Future Talent strategy, and we encourage this network of great people to support local, regional and national events.
We hope that by inspiring future generations to study and pursue a STEM career we will both be positively impacting all the students we interact with and also building a future talent pipeline.
Related events you might see us at include:
- World Skills LIVE
- New Scientist LIVE
- Big Bang Show
- Regional careers fairs
- Capture the Flag events
- Regional STEM events
- Local school / college STEM events
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence are delighted to be able to support young people interested in a careers in STEM with a 1 week immersive learning experience at our Head Office site in Guildford. The programme is open for students aged between 14 - 18 years old and involves a variety of activities designed to give young people a flavour of what it is like to work for Applied Intelligence, and also promote the skills needed to be successful within the industry.
CyberFirst is an NCSC initiative which is building a community drawn from industry and government, all committed to developing young talent through their education and into a career in Cyber. They were set up to help tackle to growing cyber security skills gap, and run various activities and programmes in order to do this.
There are various different schemes that a student can participate in, some of which involve joining Applied Intelligence for a short period of time. Keep an eye out on our website for details of further opportunities:
- Summer Internships
- Bursary students
- Industry placement students
- CyberFirst Adventurers course for 11 - 14 year olds
- Cyber First Defenders course for 14 - 15 year olds
- CyberFirst Futures course for 15 - 16 year olds
Alongside BAE Systems Group, we visit over 100 schools each year to tell them more about who BAE Systems are and why STEM is so important.