The Farnborough International Airshow is holding a special day for students today to inspire them towards careers in aerospace, defence, security and space.
Futures Day is aimed at students aged 11 to 21-years-old and 200 schools and universities from all over the UK are expected to attend, organisers said.
Students will have the chance to visit and engage with the 1500 exhibitors at the show, attend a series of 18-mini conferences, talk to apprentices and graduates in the industry, and check out the Innovation Zone – a first for the show.
Futures Day was first held in 2008 at Farnborough and has more than doubled each show to now involve 7,500 students.
Futures Day is sponsored by industry, with Airbus as the main sponsor, and is organised by ADS.
Graham Chisnall, DCEO and MD Aerospace at ADS, said: “Futures Day is my personal highlight for the week of Farnborough – despite our intemperate Summer weather there is no dampening the huge enthusiasm for our high technology high value industries and 7,500 students of all ages have had a great day exploring and learning about the brilliant opportunities that they can look forward to taking part in the success stories that are our member companies.”
The Farnborough Airshow runs until July 15.