RAF Cosford seeking STAAR Recruits


The Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford is offering young adults aged 14-15 years the chance to become a high-flyer in STEM, as applications are invited for the highly commended Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency (STAAR) programme.

With 60 places up for grabs, the Museum is calling on secondary schools across the UK to nominate students who they feel demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for one or more STEM subjects. Successful STAAR recruits will experience life as an RAF engineering trainee, and over a five-day period they will live, work, learn and solve tasks together.

With exclusive access to real aircraft and engines, this immersive hands-on programme will see recruits exploring aircraft design, gaining an understanding of an aircraft’s needs and test how innovative new materials and technologies are changing the landscape of aviation.

Applications open on 10 February and must be completed by a teacher explaining why their student is suitable.

If you/your child are interested please see our Headteacher, Mrs Clifton.

For more information on the STAAR programme visit rafmuseum.org/STAAR. The closing date is 24 April, successful applicants will be notified early May.

The class of 2020 will then be invited to attend the RAF Cosford Air Show on 14 June, where they will have the opportunity to meet with fellow recruits, STAAR partners and enjoy a day viewing the very pinnacle of the aerospace industry.