Farnborough. 11 March 2019. BAE Systems, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy have come together for the fourteenth annual Schools Roadshow, with the aim of opening the eyes of young people to the broad and diverse range of careers opportunities that can be achieved from studying STEM subjects.

This year, pupils across the UK will be treated to an interactive show covering themes that will educate them around communication technology, programming and online security.

 The 2019 Schools Roadshow kicked off at The St Marylebone CE School in London, and will visit over 400 schools throughout the country to encourage young people to be responsible and confident users of technology. Pupils will be introduced to the science behind mobile phones, Bluetooth, radar and infra-red sensing and will be given an insight into how some of these technologies are applied at home and in the workplace.

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 Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. The flagship Schools Roadshow reaches around 100,000 primary and secondary school children and brings to life the importance of STEM, helping to inspire the next generation of scientists, technologists and engineers. We offer inspiring STEM Ambassadors, a Schools Roadshow, free resources for teachers and visits to some of our cutting edge sites to see the work we do.”

Annually, the company invests approximately £90m in education, skills and early careers activities in the UK. With more than 34,000 people in the UK, the Company is one of the country’s largest employers of engineers – with around 2,000 apprentices currently in training across its UK businesses.