Rolls-Royce is committed to enthusing and inspiring young people to pursue rewarding careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.

We are actively involved in a range of education outreach activities and engaged with partners in the education sector. As a global employer of scientists and engineers we recognise the importance of STEM education.

Promoting the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths is crucial to our business:

  • A source of exciting opportunities for young people
  • Connecting the study of STEM in the classroom with how STEM is applied in the world of work
  • Vital for our future pipeline of talent into the business

Our education policy has a number of themes, which provide a strategic aim and focus for our education and skills activities and investment:

  • Raising standards; influencing policy and strategy in education
  • Supporting future resourcing needs
  • Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM)
  • Developing our employees; Raising the profile of Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce recognises the vital importance of engaging with young people to enthuse them about science and engineering and to inform them of career opportunities within Rolls-Royce and industry. Our education outreach work is a key element in our Early Career Pipeline strategy to recruit our Apprentices, Higher Apprentices and Graduate Trainees of the future. The age ranges we focus on are:

  • 5-11 year olds - aiming to spark an interest in the STEM subjects and enthuse them
  • 11-16 year olds - aiming to help them make informed choices about a future STEM career
  • 16 year olds upwards - focussing on actual career choices and the options they could follow

Rolls-Royce has developed a number of STEM-based programmes, external partner associations and involvement in STEM exhibitions, air shows and events.