The Air League - Changing lives through aviation

Online event
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (UK time)
    • Ian Morrison CBE, Chief Executive Officer, The Air League
    • Caroline Smith, Chief Operating Officer, The Air League
    • Samuel Gervais, Communications and Development Director, The Air League
    • Andy Jervis, Education and Operations Officer, The Air League
  • Aviation

In this IIL aviation webinar, the Air League team cover the range of programmes at work with children (young learners), veterans and early-career individuals to realise the vision of ‘Changing lives through aviation'. Focusing on how Board level CSR/ESG requirements can be delivered for high social premium young people across the UK and offer schools and individuals a charitable partnership to inspire project participants to take up careers in (or supporting) aviation.

The Air League is the UK’s leading aviation and aerospace charity with a vision focused on changing lives through aviation. Its mission is to inspire young people by awarding scholarships and work opportunities through aviation. Programmes include Soaring to success, Slingshot, inspired engineering, Battle back, innovators challenge (an International Competition launched at Farnborough on 5th Apr 22.

In this session, the speakers describe the Air League programmes/projects and how 'Changing lives through aviation' is delivered.

The 'Soaring to success' programme forms the basis of the Air League’s youth outreach. It is aimed at 13 to 17-year-old students in state-funded education, particularly those with no former connection to aviation or aerospace industries and encourages young people to consider a career within aviation and aerospace.

The programme briefly comprises:

  1. Two live-broadcast career conferences where students can engage with speakers from seven leading organisations showcasing 21 distinct career opportunities across the broad scope of aviation and aerospace
  2. Access to a series of e-learning enrichment courses built with partner companies to provide deeper industry knowledge and context, new industry-related learning, and further career profiles/apprenticeship information and signposting
  3. An Air Experience Day at a local British Gliding Association gliding club or Microlight Flying Club, including an aerotow glider flight and opportunity for each participant to take a turn at the controls alongside other workshop activities and further careers signposting;

For schools: The programme is tailored to enrich existing Career Education Information Advice and Guidance in schools and to positively impact pupil premium students through engagement, aspiration, and contact with employers and positive role models.

For employers: The career insights and signposting of the conference and e-learning modules produce a guided narrative to introduce young people to the industry, participating companies, the type of learning and work they may undertake and the early career opportunities available and accessible to them. We are partnering with Talentview Aviation to signpost programme participants into early career recruitment channels.

For CSR/ESG goals: The programme is aimed at increasing social mobility and overcoming economic disadvantage as a barrier to industry careers information early career opportunities.

Learning objectives:

  • History and current activity of the Air League
  • Current programmes/projects across the UK
  • ESG / CSR opportunities for involvement
  • Sponsorship and corporate subscription opportunities and volunteering routes

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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  • Online event

Booking information:

You will be sent a confirmation email shortly after booking. If you have not received this within one hour, please contact Patricia Pedraza (020 7397 3911).

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