Boeing have supported The Prince’s Trust for over a decade; their support for the Achieve and Get Started programmes has helped fundamentally change the lives of hundreds of disadvantaged young people across the UK.
Boeing is committed to inspiring and preparing the next generation of leaders and innovators. The partnership with The Prince’s Trust is a key part of their community strategy, helping harness the natural curiosity of young people to show how science and engineering can help solve real-world problems.
Boeing’s support of the Achieve programme helps educate and inspire young people across the UK at risk of leaving school without the qualifications, skills, or confidence to progress in life and achieve their potential. 94% of those we worked with in schools last year progressed into further education, work or training – a phenomenal outcome given the barriers faced. In addition to programme funding, Boeing additionally support enrichment activities in STEM, active citizenship, and teamwork across Achieve school clubs, enabling young participants to explore alternative interests and career options.
Boeing also supports The Prince's Trust Get Started programme helping the most marginalised 16-25 year olds build motivation and reengage with education, training or employment. Every year they run two inspirational Get Started with Product Design programmes in partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Yorkshire, a facility Boeing co-founded. The programmes target disadvantaged young people with a passion for tech and design, but who lacked the opportunity and confidence to develop this interest. Some have gone onto Apprenticeships at the AMRC and many have moved into STEM-related roles.
Nick Whitney Director, Global Sales and Marketing, UK and Europe on Boeing Defence, Space & Security said:
Boeing employees are also incredibly involved with the partnership, running day long tours for our young people to have an authentic experience of the ‘world of work’ as well as various fundraising activities. For the first time in 2016, Boeing also participated in our entrepreneurial Million Maker’s Challenge. The team learnt balloon modelling, sold ‘Boeing Bulldog mascots at air shows across the country and ran a fantastic gala dinner to collectively raise over £30,000 for The Trust.