At Thales we are passionate about working in partnership, supporting and collaborating with other organisations to ensure that we are getting the STEM message out to as many people as possible. We are proud to work with a number of different organisations so we can share our knowledge and resources to ensure we reach as many young people as possible.
Primary Engineer has developed an engineering curriculum that spans Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Further Education institutions. Our partnership has allowed Thales to support 40 primary schools over the last two years within the UK with exciting projects that inspire young minds. We are also very proud to be sponsors of the Primary Engineer Leaders Award which is a great project that can all schools can access to be coming inspiring engineers.
Thales is proud to have over 200 STEM ambassador trained within the business across the UK. We work with STEM Ambassador hubs to train our staff to ensure that they have the training needed to visit schools and deliver STEM activities. The STEM Ambassadors programme allows our employees to engage in a number of different volunteering opportunities within their region which supports a large number of schools within the local community.
Our partnership with Teach First has allowed us to support a number of Teach First schools in the UK in a variety of ways. As part of the agreement, the schools have access to a number of our STEM activities and programmes including opportunities for STEM teachers to gain mentoring and work placement opportunities within Thales UK to learn more about industry. This enables teachers to gain knowledge and experience which can be taken back into the classroom, while enhancing their personal development opportunities. Read more about Teach First here.
Our partnership with Primary Engineer provides us with a great opportunity to develop relationships with primary schools within the UK. The charitable organisation Primary Engineer allows us to work in conjunction with local primary schools to deliver sustainable STEM projects for key stage 1 and 2. The programme allows us to not only to work with the young people but also to provide the teachers with CPD training on the projects. This means that long term the schools will have a sustainable STEM project that can be delivered in the classroom every year. Read more about Primary Engineer here.