Resources from other organisations
Air League – a sector leading aviation and aerospace charity with a vision focused on changing lives through aviation. Its mission is to inspire young people by awarding scholarships and work opportunities through aviation.
CyberFirst is a programme of opportunities to help young people aged 11 – 17 years explore their passion for tech by introducing them to the fast paced world of cyber security.
Inspiring women and girls to fly. Working with schools and aviation organisations our aim is to inspire those we work with to learn to fly and to enthuse them about aviation.
Neon (Engineering UK) – brings together the UK’s best engineering experiences and inspiring careers resources and stories to help teachers bring STEM to life with real world examples of engineering.
Primary Engineer – bringing engineering and engineers into primary classrooms and curricula. Inspiring children, pupils and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions and exhibitions.
Royal Aeronautical Society – dedicated to the aerospace community, we exist to further the advancement of aeronautical art, science and engineering around the world. The Society has been at the forefront of developments in aerospace, seeking to promote the highest professional standards and provide a central forum for sharing knowledge.
‘All Aboard: Travel & Transport’ learning activities pack for Key Stage 2 developed by Primary Futures: Within the pack includes a link to the YouTube videos, as well as the downloadable accompanying learning activities and extension ideas. To access the pack register with Primary Futures and request the pre-recorded resource through the short form on the Primary Futures portal homepage. Primary Futures is available to all state schools and is completely free.
Smallpeice Trust – Engineering@Home is a programme of STEM challenges created by The Smallpeice Trust – an educational charity that inspires young people to pursue careers in science and engineering. Designed to keep students creating from the comfort of their own home, Engineering@Home challenges students to turn those materials that would normally be sent out in the recycling, into something that they can design, build and test.
Skills Builder Benchmark – an online self-reflection tool for anyone aged 14+ to identify their essential skill strengths and areas for development.
Skills Builder Launchpad – an online learning platform for anyone aged 14+, with modules and activities to build their own essential skills.
STEM Learning – our aim is always the same – to provide a world-leading STEM education for all young people across the UK.
Stemettes – an award-winning social enterprise working across the UK & Ireland and beyond to inspire and support young women into STEM careers.
For key stage 3 we have a number of articles on aviation.
Thales – a global leader in new technologies for the aerospace, space, defence, security and transportation markets. … With 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales guarantees unparalleled experience in designing, developing and creating solutions, systems and services which meet the most complex security requirements.
Talentview Aviation (TVA) is a free-to-use platform designed to help young people in schools, colleges and universities to find opportunities to join the sector.
The site lists the latest aviation apprenticeships, work experience, placements, internships and graduate roles, and allows individuals to create a free profile that showcases their skills to employers.
It is funded by Department for Transport and supported by industry and further education providers.
Woman in Aviation and Aerospace Charter – The UK’s aerospace and aviation sectors have come together to work towards gender equality in the industry through the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter.
JET Jon Egging Trust – supports vulnerable young people, at significant risk of dropping out of education, to get back on track and realise their potential.
Rolls Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs
Woman’s World Gliding Championship – Working with schools, youth groups, the Department for Transport and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) organisations the Women’s World Gliding Championship develop exciting, fun gliding-based STEM activities as well as getting youngsters into the air and introducing them to great gliding and aviation role models.
Aerobility provides anyone, with any disability with access to the magic and wonder of flight. We do this because taking the controls of an aircraft drives a focus on capability and encourages our flyers to ask the question ‘If I can fly an aeroplane, what else can I do?’
This makes everything else in life feel that little bit more achievable, whilst offering the ultimate feeling of freedom and escape from restrictions of disability. Aerobility represents the needs of those living with disability in to aviation and is recognised as the leading expert in disabled flying.
Weather and climate affect everything, from the way we live, to what we eat, to our personal safety. We want to help young people understand the wide-reaching impacts of weather and climate change locally and globally, for people, places and businesses.
Combining world-leading meteorology expertise with a sense of fun and adventure, our programme’s free set of curriculum-linked resources aim to spark students’ curiosity in the world around them and help them understand the effects of weather and climate on their community, either as a one-off activity or as part of a wider scheme of work.
The BWPA is a membership organisation run by volunteers and exists to support women who fly or who are learning to fly, from fixed wing and balloon pilots, to gliding, helicopter pilots and those who work in air traffic control. Members are of all ages, experience and backgrounds but share a common passion for aviation.
Useful links for a career in aviation and aerospace
- Rolls-Royce Digital Academy (rolls-royce.com)
Interview guidance and CV writing tips