Babcock International teams with EngineeringUK to promote early careers outreach

Aug 22, 2023

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Babcock International Group has joined EngineeringUK as a Corporate Member to continue their existing work nurturing future talent, with a focus on early careers inspiration. From STEM in primary schools, through to secondary schools, colleges, graduates and apprenticeships.

Babcock already has a cohort of over 550 trained STEM ambassadors and will contribute to the EngineeringUK partners network, contributing to research on STEM engagement and providing clearer insight into the barriers to entry in areas like engineering and technology.

Babcock’s CEO, David Lockwood, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with EngineeringUK. Increasing our outreach STEM programmes in a strategic and targeted way will enable us to attract and build a workforce that has the capability to deal with the ever-evolving complex challenges our customers face.  

“As a leading defence business, we are already working on some of the biggest industrial, digital and environmental challenges in the world and the assets and programmes we manage can often span decades, so it is crucial we start engaging at an early age.

“Collaborating in this way will ensure we don’t just secure the future talent that our business needs but that we have the best people, with the best skills working in an inclusive, diverse and engaging culture.”

Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, Dr Hilary Leevers, said “We’re thrilled to welcome Babcock to our community of Corporate Members. Our Members play a fundamental part in inspiring the next generation and helping to deliver impactful engineering focused STEM engagement activities and opportunities at a national and strategic level. We look forward to working with them to enable more young people from all backgrounds to be informed, inspired and progress into engineering and technology.”

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