A recent award win has highlighted the Royal Air Force’s increased focus on science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) training, which has formed a vital part of its apprenticeship programme.
Last year the US Defense Innovation Unit Experimental – which is aimed at strengthening relationships with top non-defence firms – partnered with Pivotal to work on a system for tanker refuelling. The system was built and delivered in a very short timeframe and is already operational. According to Pivotal it is currently saving the US Air Force $1 million per day in fuel costs. Claire Apthorp spoke to the company to find out more about this astonishing success story.