Inspiring Aviation

The aviation industry provides thousands of jobs in the UK as well as supporting international trade and investment, connecting families and loved ones across the world. 

Our Inspiring Aviation campaign, supported by the Department for Transport’s Reach for the Sky programme, will take place throughout 2024, working towards: 

  • Inspiring the next generation of aviation professionals 
  • Reaching individuals who would otherwise not be aware of the opportunities available in the industry 
  • Having a broad impact by reaching and engaging as many young people as possible 

We’re working to achieve these goals by inviting volunteers from the aviation industry to a whole range of activities in schools, particularly those with larger proportions of underprivileged & under-represented groups, as well as providing the resources and platform for teachers to organise their own sessions. 

Through these in-person and virtual activities, volunteers will share their inspirational career stories and spark the imaginations of young people, increase their knowledge of the world of work and help them understand the skills and qualifications required to work in aviation. 

I work in aviation and I’d like to get involved as a volunteer 

By sharing your aviation career story, you can have a significant impact on the young people you speak with and the future of the aviation industry. You’ll have access to Inspiring the Future volunteer resources, and teachers will be able to invite you to participate in their activities. 

We’re looking for everyone from meteorologists and flight attendants to air traffic controllers and reservation agents, to show young people the range of opportunities available.

Want to know more? Register for our aviation volunteer webinar on 29th May at 12 noon.

I’m an employer in the aviation sector and want my organisation to get involved

There are lots of ways for employers to get involved, from supporting your employees to volunteer to hosting events, being featured in our video resources for schools or joining our teacher training sessions to educate schools on the sector and your organisation. 

Please complete the expression of interest form if you want to discuss how you can get involved.

I work in a school and our students would benefit from Inspiring Aviation

Your pupils will learn about a huge range of jobs they may never have considered by taking part in Inspiring Aviation. You’ll be able to invite volunteers from the industry to take part in activities either at your school or virtually, so your students can learn about necessary skills, different career paths and the importance of school subjects for future opportunities. There will also be the opportunity for students to engage in exciting competitions and for your school to access new teaching resources and training sessions. 

Please complete the expression of interest form if you want to get involved.

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About Reach for the Sky

‘Reach for the Sky’ is the UK government’s aviation skills programme aimed at inspiring the next generation of aviation professionals whilst striving to make aviation diverse, inclusive and accessible to all. The programme partners with industry, educators and organisations to raise the profile of aviation, create new and improved career pathways, develop enhanced outreach activities, and make training more financially accessible. 

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