STEM - Opportunities in aviation

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‘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.’

Richard Moriarty, CEO, Civil Aviation Authority

What is STEM and why does it matter?

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is the umbrella term used to cover work promoting those subjects in education and to young people. Our work in the area is primarily about promoting the broad range of exciting jobs and careers that are available in aviation along with the skills and knowledge that someone looking to enter into the sector could require.

It has been recognised by the aviation community that there will be an anticipated shortage of skilled aviation professionals in the near future.

By promoting awareness of the aviation and aerospace sector, the variety of career pathways you can take and the subjects that help you get there we aim to inspire young aviators into this industry.

Engage and Inspire

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Age: 5-7

Encourage

Age: 7-11

Critical Age

Empower

Age: 11-14

Continuous Engagement

Equip

Age: 14-16

Employ

Age: 16+

What does STEM mean at the CAA?

The CAA wants to inspiring 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 young people like you.

Teacher Resources

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Key stage 1 (5-7 years)

Key stage 2 (7-11 years)

Key stage 3 (11-14 years)

eBook

Please download our ebooks to learn more about Spacecraft Engineers, Aviation Engineers and Drones from Jason and Michelle. Throughout these books are little interactive challenges and questions for you to explore.

Spacecraft Engineers

Created by the CAA for key stages 1-3

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Aviation and Engineers

Created by the CAA for key stages 1-3

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Drones

Created by the CAA for key stages 1-3

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CAA Stem Ambassadors

Richard Moriarty

Chief Executive

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Sir Stephen Hillier

Chair of the Civil Aviation Authority

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Joanna MacDonald

General Aviation Unit Airworthiness Surveyor

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Diane Patterson

Vetting Officer, Aviation Security

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Thomas Bristow

Cyber Security Certification Specialist

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Brenda Jefcoate

STEM & Aviation Skills Consultant

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Christopher Mason

Flight Standards Officer

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Vicki Johnson

Business Support Officer

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Vicky Saunders

IT Project Manager

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Stuart Rankin

Radio Spectrum Engineer

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Rachel Gardner-Poole

Director of Organisation Design & Development (UKSA)

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Sophie Jones

Head of Operations and Training International Group / CAA STEM Sponsor

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Nicola Keeble

International Programme Manager

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Maria Rueda

Managing Director CAA International

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Kirsten Riensema

Head of Strategic Relationships

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Emma McCreesh

Inspecting Officer in Airworthiness

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Dave Emsley

Technical Standards Surveyor

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Damian McConnochie

Airworthiness Surveyor

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Tejas

Design & Certification Specialist

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Ben Alcott

International Director

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Anna Vereker

Human Factors Programme Specialist

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Amy Breckell

Project Manager

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Adam Davis

Aviation Security Expert Advisor

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Sabrina Brookfield

Cyber Security Oversight Specialist

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Sharon Nicholson

Senior Ramp Safety Inspector

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Francesca Layton-Smith

Business Administrator

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Matt Taylor

Chief Information Officer

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