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CSW Group prepares for take-off with Big Bang South West Fair sponsor

CSW Group has announced Flybe as headline sponsor for the Big Bang South West Fair 2019, working in partnership with Devon County Council. The innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) event will take place at Westpoint Exeter on Tuesday, 25th June.

Flybe will have a large presence on the show floor within the event, which provides a fantastic range of activities to engage and inspire the 6,000 visiting students expected on the day. Engineers, pilots and cabin crew from Flybe will be on hand to talk to students and highlight the career opportunities available within the aviation industry.

Students will be able to have a go at flying a plane on their simulated flight activity, undertake an engineering challenge and experience a selection of aircraft maintenance-based activities.

Flybe’s CEO, Christine Oumieres-Widener, said: “We are very happy to be the headline sponsor at the Big Bang event this year.  It will be a fantastic opportunity to reach out to many young potential future pilots and engineers. 

“At Flybe we strongly believe in inspiring young generations to pursue careers in aviation and the best way to do so, is to have them directly engage with our pilots and engineers who will be available at the stand to talk to them.

“Also, we have launched the Flyshe campaign which is designed to highlight the importance of addressing the huge talent shortage in aviation industry by inspiring young girls and women to consider roles that are traditionally male-associated.”  

The 2019 event will host the South West heat of the National Big Bang Competition. Students from across the region will enter STEM projects to be judged on the day by industry experts. The very best projects will progress to the national finals at the NEC, Birmingham in 2020. Flybe is also offering the winning teams a spectacular experience day at their Exeter-based Headquarters.

Paul Hobson, CEO of CSW Group, said: “We are thrilled that Flybe will be our headline sponsor for this prestigious STEM event. Based in Exeter, they are a key employer in the South West offering careers within Engineering, Flight Operations and Technology; as such we are delighted that the aviation industry will be represented by them at the Big Bang South West.”

For more information about the Big Bang Fair South West visit

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