STEM – Opportunities in aviation & aerospace

STEM – Opportunities in aviation & aerospace

We want to inspire and engage with young people to explore careers in STEM, aviation and aerospace to support and encourage their future career choices.

Aviation and aerospace needs to be ready for the future and we need different talent, ideas and values to make that happen. We need talented people like you.

We are committed to supporting the ambitions and interests of everyone to create opportunities which are inclusive and engaging for all.


Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The CAA is now a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award approved activity provider (AAP) in the skills category. This is a part of our overall STEM programme to inspire young people to have a career in the vast and ever-growing world of aviation.

We will be offering Bronze, Silver and Gold level activities to help you complete the award.

Each of our skills activities will last for a minimum of three months.


Virtual work experience 2023

Back for its second year, the CAA’s Virtual Work Experience Programme proved to be even bigger and better than the last.

This initiative provided thousands of young people from across the UK with the opportunity to gain invaluable insights into the industry through this dynamic virtual work experience platform.

Throughout the programme, students were exposed to a diverse range of roles spanning various areas of the business, as well as participating in engaging activities and attending live webinars with industry experts to help get their careers off to a flying start.


Educational resources

The CAA STEM site is home to free-to-access resources to support the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects with an Aviation and Aerospace theme.

These resource offer fun-filled activities and clear pathways to the aviation and aerospace industry careers where students can discover and ignite their curiosity in aviation and space.

The CAA STEM Programme is a way for students, teachers, parents, and industry to interact with aviation and aerospace.