JET’s programmes to double in Norfolk thanks to Lockheed Martin sponsorship

JET’s programmes to double in Norfolk thanks to Lockheed Martin sponsorship

An additional 1000 young people in Norfolk will benefit from JET’s youth engagement programmes, thanks to sponsorship from Lockheed Martin.

The backing of the global security and aerospace company means many more young people will have improved life chances due to JET’s Blue Skies initiative and a further 1000 school children will be reached through our Inspirational Outreach programme which offers inspiring talks and educational sessions linked to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at schools throughout the county. JET already works in partnership with RAF Marham and Downham Market Academy to deliver these life-changing opportunities.

The sponsorship was announced at an event on 1st December hosted by RAF Marham, with pupils from various stages of the Blue Skies programme from Downham Market Academy in attendance along with Paul Livingston, Vice-President Designate, Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems, Ellie Orton, Interim CEO of JET, and the Station Commander of RAF Marham, Group Captain Rich Davies.

Ellie Orton, Interim CEO of JET said: “It’s fantastic that we are being sponsored by such an inspirational company as Lockheed Martin. The support of our sponsors is absolutely vital in achieving our aim of helping as many young people as possible to be the best they can be. Our goal is to be established in nine regions in the country and helping 10,000 young people per year by 2020.”

Paul Livingston, Vice-President Designate, Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems said:It’s been a pleasure to meet with a few of the many young people the Jon Egging Trust is helping to fulfill their potential. Lockheed Martin has a long-standing commitment to encouraging educational achievement – especially in STEM subjects. We’re especially proud to be doing so in an area we have such a strong involvement in through the F-35 and our work to support the Royal Air Force at RAF Marham.”

Group Captain Rich Davies, Station Commander of RAF Marham said:RAF Marham is proud to be working with the John Egging Trust by providing leadership and teambuilding sessions linked to aviation for students in our local area. From our engagement with the children, it is clear to all involved at RAF Marham, the huge benefits the Trust is giving to these children at a key stage in their early life and that the esprit d ’corps which is the backbone of the RAF is something we are able to impart to set them on their life beyond school. This money will certainly be a great help to continuing the outstanding work they do.”

Back row left to right: Simon Taylor (Norfolk JETLO), Paul Livingston (Vice-President Designate, Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems), Ellie Orton (JET Interim CEO), Martin Moss (Assistant Principal of Downham Market Academy). Front row left to right: students Oliver, Bethany, Eva and Alfie

Back row left to right: Simon Taylor (Norfolk JETLO), Paul Livingston (Vice-President Designate, Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems), Ellie Orton (JET Interim CEO), Martin Moss (Assistant Principal of Downham Market Academy). Front row left to right: students Oliver, Bethany, Eva and Alfie