Inspiring the next generation around the world...

As a Group, we have a number of initiatives to promote activities which motivate and inspire young people to experience and understand the real world application of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. A variety of techniques have been deployed, including training STEM Ambassadors who volunteer their time and support to promote STEM subjects to young learners, and providing industry placements. This means teachers from local schools spend a fortnight on one of our sites gaining an insight into Babcock, the type of work we undertake and the opportunities for young people. Furthermore, a number of schools have been identified to pilot the STEM engagement year‑long programme. The feedback on this initiative from all parties has been very positive.

In 2016 we significantly increased the impact or our STEM outreach programme by stepping up our relationships with universities and schools to encourage students to take up science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) both in the UK and internationally. In Vancouver, Canada, we set up a new STEM competition in partnership with the regional government. We also continue to foster diversity in the workforce, and hosted a Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) event in Rosyth, in Scotland, to recognise the invaluable contribution made by women in the industry. Initiatives such as these form part of our continued commitment to enhance our highly skilled workforce, allowing us to foster the talent needed to achieve and sustain our strategic aims.