STEM at the CAA
‘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.’
STEM Lead, 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
CAA’s 50th Anniversary
1 April 2022 marked a very special occasion for all at the CAA – our 50th anniversary. On this day in 1972, the CAA were established as an independent regulator of the UK’s civil aviation industry by an Act of Parliament.
While the aviation industry looks very different now compared to then, our fundamental mission remains much the same of protecting the public and enabling a thriving aviation ecosystem.
Aviation and aerospace needs to be ready for the future and we need different talent, ideas and values to make that happen. We are committed to supporting the ambitions and interests of everyone to create opportunities which are inclusive and engaging for all.