Rolls-Royce demonstrate their commitment to inspire the next generation of diverse talent

Aug 2, 2022

Young people taking part in a Rolls-Royce stand STEM activity

Rolls-Royce are loyal supporters of EngineeringUK. They have been a Corporate Member for over 20 years and a supporter of The Big Bang Fair since it started in 2009.

We spoke to Nicola Swaney, the Education Outreach Manager at Rolls-Royce and 2 of their STEM ambassadors – Anesu Chivenga and James Coulson to find out why they are such devoted advocates.

This is what Nicola said about why Rolls-Royce support The Big Bang Fair

“The Big Bang Fair is such a great fit for Rolls-Royce, it’s the UK premier science fair, it allows our people to chat to youngsters across the UK about the fantastic range of different pathways into STEM careers, as well as reach out to underrepresented groups and help them realise anything is possible”

And this about being a Corporate Member of EngineeringUK

“(Being a Corporate Member) allows us to work with like-minded businesses across the UK, to amplify our voice, to share best practise and also crucially meet with our aim to inspire the next generation of diverse talent into STEM careers”

Watch what Nicola said


Anesu Chivenga, STEM ambassador and Project Management Degree Apprentice at Rolls-Royce said this about the Big Bang Fair

“The Big Bang Fair is a great opportunity to show my face to young people. I am a firm believer that you have to see it to be it. Seeing someone like me a normal girl from Birmingham and saying that I work in Rolls-Royce really shows that you can as well”

Watch what Anesu said


James Coulson, STEM ambassador and Civil Aerospace Engineering Graduate at Rolls-Royce said:

“The Big Bang Fair is a great place where we can really engage with young people and share our passion for engineering. You can really deliver a good amount of learning and inspire them to become engineers”

Watch what James said 


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