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Lucy Air Ambulance for Children, our chosen charity partner

Lucy Air Ambulance for Children (Lucy AAC) is a national charity that ensures babies and critically ill children can access specialist treatment and care, wherever they are in the UK.

Who are Lucy AAC?

 

  • The only UK charity flying children to hospitals
  • Ensuring that children receive specialist care across the UK
  • Flying children and saving lives for 10 years
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    Lucy AAC provides life saving care to children across the UK. Often the only way these children can access this care is to travel between hospitals by aeroplane and Lucy AAC is the only air ambulance charity in the UK that provides this unique service. These transfers provide life-changing outcomes for the children Lucy AAC fly, including children being discharged from long hospital stays, overcoming diseases like cancer, and receiving a diagnosis which finally enables families to gain new support from other organisations that are disease/disability specific. The NHS does not have any budget for air ambulance transfers and relies on Lucy AAC to provide this essential service at no cost.

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    How are Carbon60 supporting?

    We have joined forces with SRG (life sciences recruitment) and Lorien (tech recruitment), our Impellam STEM sister brands, to help address both the skills shortages and lack of diversity within STEM Careers.

    Together, we are sponsoring a variety of inspiring work placements for students in the In2scienceUK’s 2022 scholarship programme. In addition, we will be hosting a workshop on professional development and essential skills during the programme for all students. 

    We will be following these students through their placement and beyond, helping them to unlock opportunities in their chosen fields.

    Why is In2scienceUK’s work so important?

    We have picked In2ScienceUK as our chosen charity partner for three main reasons:

    1. STEM skills shortage: The IET has reported there are 173,000 STEM vacancies right now, which is costing the economy £1.5bn a year. We need to increase the UK pipeline of talent to provide better opportunities for our people and build our economy.

    2. Social mobility: People who work in STEM typically earn 20% more than those in other sectors, with those with degrees in engineering, computing, and medicine providing the highest mobility rates. Yet as little as 9%-21% of STEM professionals come from a working-class background, with people from non-professional households less likely to follow professional careers. This is a difficult cycle to break but indicates that nurturing STEM skills from a young age can help more students from diverse backgrounds into STEM-related fields and help bridge inequality.

    3. Diversity: Businesses with a more diverse and inclusive workforce are known to outperform those that don’t. Diverse workforces not only see higher retention and increased creative problem solving but perform better finically as well. Supporting this diversity in STEM is essential. 

    Interested in a career in STEM?

    There is something for everyone in STEM, with a diverse range of opportunities. You can see our latest vacancies in engineering here, digital here, and life sciences here. You can also read our top careers advice here. 

    If you are still in school and want to learn more about the In2scienceUK programme, you can apply here.