SGACP joins with Speakers for Schools


The Sandy Gunn Aerospace Careers Programme (SGACP) is delighted to announce they have joined with Speakers for Schools (SfS) whose aim is to provide all young people, regardless of background and circumstances, with access to the same prestigious networks available to the top fee-paying schools in the UK.


Speakers for Schools is a youth social mobility charity, founded in 2010 by ITV’s Political Editor Robert Peston, and supported by the Law Family Charitable Foundation. The charity’s aim is to end educational inequality by giving all young people access to the same networks available to fee-paying schools. It provides talks from influential figures as well as work experiences linking students to hundreds of the UK’s leading employers. It also includes Youth Card, a personalised app that brings work experience, inspirational talks and discounts into the hands of young people across the UK.


The SGACP will be involved in the SfS Inspiration Programme with Dr Michael Smith and Tony Hoskins, the co-creators of the SGACP and two of its founding trustees, being speakers.


Dr Smith, Chairman of the SGACP Board of Trustees said: “It is extremely important that the SGACP reaches out to all schools in the UK, independent and state, so that as many young people as possible in the age groups we seek to interest and assist in the fields of engineering generally, and aviation, aeronautics and astronautics specifically, are able to meet and question us face-to-face as well as receive our digital communications. As an example, during 2022 we shall be visiting between 70 – 90 schools and speaking with at least 2,500 pupils between the ages of 15 – 17+. In addition, our digital outreach exceeded 120,000 during the first three months of the year.”


The Sandy Gunn Aerospace Careers Programme is a registered charity (#1190721) and further information can be obtained via www.spitfireaa810.co.uk and www.acp-aa810.co.uk. Speakers for Schools is also a registered charity (#1150411) and further information is available at Speakers for Schools – To open-up access to the very top for young people

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