Invested in the UK

As part of this investment, Raytheon Technologies supports with upskilling, training, people and technology, in order to ensure that we’re helping drive a secure and productive future for people across the UK.

Forward steps for the UK and STEM

We know that it’s crucial the next generation is given the skills needed for the careers of tomorrow – which is why we’re investing in the UK’s future through our Forward Steps Programme. As part of the programme we’re promoting STEM learning across the country by supporting school programmes, partnering with institutions of all sizes, and helping individuals retrain.

As part of Forward Steps we’re also helping armed forces veterans into new careers, and supporting and contributing to the communities we operate in.

Innovation and the UK’s manufacturing future

We know that with the right investments and technology, the defence industry can play a crucial role in driving innovation and manufacturing in the UK for the future. That’s why we’re already investing in both. In 2019, Raytheon Technologies spent approximately £44 million on research and development in the UK spanning areas such as cyber, airborne, global sensors and weapons. Through investment in these critical areas, we are delivering innovation and technological advancements that help to build new capabilities in the UK and reinforce its position on the world stage.

In 2021, we partnered with Make UK on a report titled “Defence: Opportunity, Resilience and Prosperity” which combined a series of SME round tables and economic research to look at how the value of defence manufacturing can be unlocked further for the UK. What we found was that the defence and aerospace sector is a leader in creating high-skilled, high-wage, productive jobs across the UK supply chain.

Driving prosperity through defence

Raytheon Technologies supports over 35,000 jobs across the UK via 13 sites, helping to drive prosperity. Each year our work contributes over £2.7bn to the UK economy and offers a wealth of opportunities to 4,000 suppliers across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We’re investing in all corners of the country, supporting 29,040 jobs in England, 3,040 in Northern Ireland, 1,900 in Scotland and 1,600 in Wales.

Find out more via our Raytheon Technologies Economic Impact in the UK report.

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