6 November 2019

The BAE Systems, RAF & Royal Navy Education Programme Roadshow has visited the College to highlight some of the fabulous career opportunities the organisations offer in engineering and technology.

The whole of Years 7 and 8 attended two interactive roadshows, which looked at areas such as digital communications, information systems, infrared technology and wireless engineering.

The roadshow coincided with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week.

Students had the chance to get involved, using infrared night vision goggles to identify objects, and Bluetooth technology to ‘drive’ spheres in a race.

The roadshows are run by BAE Systems and delivered in partnership with the RAF and Royal Navy. The aim is to encourage students to consider engineering as a career - and to illustrate the future skills that are needed in the workplace.

Learning Manager at the College, Ms Bevin, said: “The roadshow is a very clever way of showing the many different types of engineering there are now, and that there are excellent occupations for both men and women.

“The sessions were highly interactive and fun, and students really enjoyed them.”

Careers & Employability Manager, Miss Trezona, said: “The event was very successful in engaging the students so they could see at first hand, the role of technology in the world of work.

“The idea is to inspire the students about a possible career with BAE, the RAF or the Royal Navy. Students are never too young to start thinking ahead about what they might want to do,” she added.

About the Roadshow:

This is the 14th year that BAE Systems, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy have come together for the annual Schools Roadshow.

The aim is to open the eyes of young people to the broad and diverse range of career opportunities that can be achieved from studying STEAMM subjects. The show covers themes around communication technology, programming and online security.  

The 2019 Schools Roadshow will visit over 400 schools throughout the country to encourage young people to be responsible and confident users of technology.            

Richard Hamer, Education Director at BAE Systems, said: “As one of Britain’s leading companies, at the forefront of advanced engineering and technology, we have a long history of nurturing young talent and helping to educate young people on the value of studying [STEAMM] subjects.

“The flagship Schools Roadshow reaches around 100,000 primary and secondary school children … helping to inspire the next generation of scientists, technologists and engineers.

Click here to watch film footage from this event...