As a large company with multiple sites across the UK and overseas, we strive to have a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. We contribute to communities through our charitable activities, volunteering and educational outreach programmes.
We also work closely with airports and airlines to minimise and reduce aircraft noise wherever possible.
We have a strong tradition of fundraising for causes that matter to us. We directly support selected local charities with fundraising campaigns and offer continuing to support longer term charity partners such as the John Egging Trust and Aerobility. We have a Footprint Fund, open to all employees directly involved with charities and other good causes, providing small grants to support their work. Many of our employees also participate in our Give as You Earn payroll scheme, donating to their chosen charities on a monthly basis.
Find out more about our Footprint Fund here: https://www.nats.aero/discover/footprint-fund/
We actively promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects in schools and colleges through career roadshows, tailored classroom-based learning activities and sponsoring educational projects.
We regularly host students with our work experience programmes and, through our NATS Academy, we work with organisations including UTC Portsmouth, Gosport & Fareham Multi-Academy Trust to provide direct support to local schools.
We encourage employees to develop closer relationships with their communities through our volunteering programme.
The programme has organised activities including beach cleans, decorating projects at schools, creating vegetable gardens, maths mentoring and even organising air shows in aid of charity. Many of employees take this opportunity to build relationships with the communities in which they volunteer and different colleagues around our business.
We work with airports and airlines to help share and inform options to better manage the effect of our operations on communities, and minimise these impacts wherever possible, particularly regarding aircraft noise.
You can find out more about how we work with the local communities here: www.nats.aero/airspace/communities