Growing the impact of work across the STEM sector

Two new organisations have joined EngineeringUK to grow the collective impact of work across the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector to ensure more young people from all backgrounds are informed, inspired and progress into engineering and technology careers.

Energy provider E.ON and youth organisation Royal Air Force Air Cadets have joined EngineeringUK’s growing network of corporate members.

E.ON already proactively supports the next generation through a range of initiatives such as working with local communities including careers leaders and enterprise advisors in schools, while the Royal Air Force Air Cadets have plenty of young people who joined due to their passion for aviation, flying, and the Royal Air Force.

Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Tony Keeling said: “Being able to work with our friends at EngineeringUK to better understand national skills shortages, to signpost Air Cadets towards education and early careers opportunities, and to help shape the development of our own training syllabus, is a huge boost to everything that the organisation aims to achieve.

“I am very excited by this collaboration.”

EngineeringUK is eager to ignite a passion for STEM in young people and help build up future STEM workers. The charity recently launched its STEM bursary scheme to help school students get creative and inspired in the sector.

Both E.ON and the Royal Air Force Air Cadets  join 30 plus other corporate members of EngineeringUK, which include the Met Office, National Grid, Rolls Royce, and Siemens, amongst others.

As part of this growing network of employers, members benefit from insight and analysis together with strategic support and advice, backed up by a regular communications programme and profiling opportunities.

Rebecca Everitt, director of business development and partnerships at EngineeringUK, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome E.ON and the Royal Air Force Air Cadets into our community of Corporate Members.

“They are doing some fantastic outreach work to inspire and enable young people to progress into engineering careers and we’re very much looking forward to supporting them with this.

“They share our belief that by working together we can grow our collective impact and the sector can deliver a joined-up approach to tackling workforce needs.”

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