Community outreach involvement for Lockheed Martin UK (LMUK) means balanced, focused and targeted benefit to worthwhile causes across the UK. Supporting environment conservation, providing activities and challenges to benefit education and raising funds for various charitable foundations, either directly or via our customer community, are all examples of how Lockheed Martin UK strives to contribute to society.
Our employee volunteers assist in a variety of social, environmental and practical projects on behalf of the company. Our aim is to build close relationships with our community partners who surround the company's main operating sites across the country.
LMUK holds a number of events per year in support of improving the local environment for the communities in which we live. The LMUK Volunteering Day is a company-wide event and tasks undertaken could include basic DIY, such as painting and decorating for less privileged establishments who have limited funding, to garden clearing and the development of sensory nature trails for special-needs schools.
LMUK donates, per annum, approximately £40,000 for charitable organisations, including employee fundraising. Examples include; Help for Heroes, Jeans for Jeans, Comic Relief/Sport Relief, Fly Naval Heritage Trust, Children in Need, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research, UK4U and the Poppy Appeal.
From providing volunteers to help young people learn about technology and careers in engineering through to project based learning, and the provision of work placements and careers advice for teenagers, LMUK holds numerous education outreach activities to reach out to our communities.
At shows, events, recruitment fairs and visits to schools and universities, employee representatives provide an overview of our business and its crucial role in the economy. Our aim is to supply students with a practical understanding of key skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Lockheed Martin UK exhibit interactive demonstrations, host student open days and run engineering challenges at shows and events throughout the UK which include:
- The Big Bang UK Young Scientists’ and Engineers’ Fair
- The Farnborough International Airshow
- The Royal International Air Tattoo
In addition to these large-scale events, the company also encourages participation in local science and technology fairs, presentations and lectures to local schools, colleges and universities and offers mentoring to students of all ages.
Other educational support includes:
- Tri@RIAT (at the Royal International Air Tattoo)
- Bloodhound SSC Education Programme
- Portsmouth Grammar School LMUK Engineering Challenge
- Portsmouth and SE Hants EBP and LMUK State School Engineering Challenge
- Engineers Make It Happen
- Women in Science and Engineering
- Young Engineers Royal Navy Challenge
- Space Day
- UKAY Rocketry
- Arkwright Scholarship Trust
- Engineering Education Scheme
- Formula Student