Are you aged 16-19? Or do you know someone in the 16-19 age group who is interested in aerospace and aviation and thinking about the next steps? Now is the time to think about which A level subjects to study or which vocational course, such as a BTEC will help you achieve your goals. Are you thinking about university or an apprenticeship? Are you unsure what route to take and still looking to keep your options open? The Careers in Aerospace website has lots of advice and resources for you, whichever step you take.
Career pathways in aerospace
Our roles section provides an in-depth introduction into key career pathways in aerospace and aviation with advice on how to be an engineer, aerospace design and engineering, aircraft maintenance, how to be a pilot and much more.
You can also request a FREE copy of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Career Flighpath magazine. The latest issue, 5, is out now and features interviews with professionals from early careers through to captains of industry, as well as advice on work experience in aerospace, networking and more besides.
Ballantyne aerospace careers event for 14-18s
The Ballantyne is an annual careers awareness event organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society for 14-18 year-olds. The event aims to provide an insight into the career pathways including apprenticeships and university routes in the aerospace and aviation sector with inspiring talks from aerospace and aviation professionals of all ages, from engineers to pilots, as well as STEM challenges and competitions.
If you are thinking about career pathways and would like to hear case studies, the latest news and developments and talk to friendly experts from across the aerospace and aviation sector, this is a must event for you to attend!
The Ballantyne takes place at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s headquarters building, No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ. The event is FREE to attend. Contact the Careers team for more information.
Getting in touch
If you would like more information please contact the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Careers team. In addition to our events and the Careers in Aerospace website, the Royal Aeronautical Society has free materials for individuals, parents, careers advisors, teachers and lecturers including Career Flightpath magazine and the ‘Malaga’ careers poster. We can also provide impartial information, advice and guidance if you know of a young person thinking about training, apprenticeship or university options or choose A Level/BTEC subjects. Visit our School and College pages for more information.
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