Students from years 10-13 were thrilled to spend over an hour and a half with key apprenticeship ambassadors from the RAF on Monday discovering how the organisation prioritises gender equality and exploring the achievements of women in RAF.
An inspirational keynote from Air Vice-Marshal Maria Byford, COS Personnel and Air Secretary set the tone for the session as Byford shared her fascinating journey to becoming one of the highest ranking women in the RAF.
Students were invited to spend time in break out sessions with RAF apprenticeship ambassadors from a wide range of professional areas including engineering, intelligence, aircrew, air operations and medical who shared their own impressive stories.
“Thank you so much, I learned so much from today.”
“Thank you for recording the live event, I very much enjoyed catching up.”
Participants were then encouraged to take part in a competition which sees them #choosetochallenge gender bias and pledge to action their challenge with two winners invited to take their entire class on an ‘Access All Areas’ VIP visit to an RAF base (post Covid, 30 students) and five runners up bagging a goody bag of merchandise.
To be in with a chance of winning, take a selfie with your pledge (download the template here) and either post it on twitter or instagram with the hashtag #ChooseToChallengeComp and our handle @AmazingAppsUK, or alternatively, email us your photo here.
The session is available on catch up and the competition open until Friday 19th March.
If you are an employer who would like to engage with students embarking on the next steps into their future, get in touch to see how we can work together to inspire our future apprentices.