As the working world changes, STEM and technical skills are becoming more important than ever. But there’s a shortage of young people studying subjects that will help develop them, especially in economically deprived areas. There’s also a gender imbalance, with far fewer girls choosing to study STEM subjects than boys. We want the careers of the future to be open to all young people, regardless of their gender, race, or economic status.
At Virgin Atlantic we use these skills every day – no matter what job we do. It’s not only our incredible finance teams, pilots, engineers and IT wizards – it’s our sales and marketing pros, fabulous cabin crew and our airports teams. We all use STEM-related skills every day that young people need, skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and action-planning.