Williams and the British Government are working together to raise the profile of engineering amongst seven to 16 year olds as part of the 'Year of Engineering in 2018' initiative launched in January.
The Grove company, which encompasses its Formula 1 team and its advanced engineering department has joined forces to bring its expertise, which stretches back more than 40 years to when Sir Frank Williams and Patrick Head founded Williams F1, to the initiative.
Williams has long supported the promotion of STEM subjects and practical technical education with its various educational programmes. Initiatives like the Williams Engineering Academy, Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future award, and various internships and apprenticeships give students a head start towards a career in Formula 1, technology and engineering.
“For 40 years, Williams has been at the forefront of engineering innovation," commented Williams' human resources director, Nicola Salter. "Many of the sport's legendary engineering figures began their career at Williams so we know the importance of nurturing and developing engineering talent.
"To inspire, encourage and attract a new generation of engineering stars, we are delighted to be supporting the Year of Engineering, the Government’s campaign to promote engineering from a young age, which we believe could kick start a skills revolution."
Minister for the Year of Engineering Nusrat Ghani added: "Engineers – whether they are working on cutting-edge technology in motorsport, or other areas such as energy or artificial intelligence – are vital to the lifeblood of our economy. Through the Year of Engineering, we want to show young people and their parents the immense creativity, opportunity and value of the profession.
"By working with partners like Williams to bring young people face to face with inspiring role models and experiences, we can send a clear message that engineering careers are innovative, varied and a chance to shape the future of this country."
Over the course of 2018, Williams will be working with the Department for Transport across its Year of Engineering campaign with a range of content, events and support.