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Flying start for careers advice at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech

The possibility of a future career in science, technology, engineering and maths while working in cyber security or with the uniformed services has been outlined to a group of Wisbech students.

BAE Systems has a workforce of more than 93,000 in around 40 countries, and works with technology-led defence, aerospace and security, and students at Thomas Clarkson Academy had the chance to discover more during a recent visit from STEM ambassadors.

“BAE, the Royal Navy, Air Force and Army all collaborate in coming into schools to promote the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects as there is a shortage within the industry,” said Steve Tarsitano director of STEM at the academy.

Thomas Clarkson Academy students
Thomas Clarkson Academy students

The visit saw a focus on electricity with hands-on challenges to discover how much the students had learnt.

The Year 10 students will also be attending an engineering and construction skills fair at the end of March when they visit Peterborough Regional College.

BAE Systems operates from 50 sites around the UK and offers a varied career path from cyber security and intelligence to designing combat support vehicles or world-leading combat and trainer jets.

The company operates at a number of sites, including RAF Marham in Norfolk, home to the Lightning force - the F-35B stealth fighter. It also operates at RAF Wyton, between Peterborough and Huntingdon.

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