Employer engagement: Breakfast forum RE298 / D15

Start date
20 Mar 19
Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford CM3 1QP View on Google Map


A recent study[1] by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills has found that almost half (43%) of STEM vacancies are “hard to fill”.
This means that, as a pre-emptive strategy for ensuring young people are positively influenced by STEM subjects at a young age, employer engagement is vital. Connecting students with employers from STEM-related industries has been proven to enhance understanding, heighten performance and promote aspiration.

  • How can schools maximise employer engagement to enhance their careers education programme?   
  • How can businesses engage successfully with schools?
  • Did you know there are several hundred STEM Ambassadors across Essex?  What do they do and how do you become one? How do schools engage with STEM Ambassadors?

About the morning 
Join us for breakfast at Chelmsford Racecourse on 20th March to get answers to the above, engage with local employers and raise your awareness of the myriad of STEM-related career opportunities in in Essex.

The session will allow you to embed good careers guidance (including the Gatsby benchmarks), understand the LMI in Essex and discover how to use STEM Ambassadors to provide real-world contexts to lessons.  The meeting will have presentations from schools, businesses and STEM Ambassadors. It will provide an opportunity to share information, network and find out what to do next.

Target audience
Headteachers, Senior Teachers, Director of TSAs, Teachers with a responsibility for Careers or STEM, STEM Ambassadors, local businesses and employers.


[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-report-shows-stem-workers-twice-as-likely-to-miss-job-opportunities-due-to-lack-of-skills

Free to attend but booking essential.



We can develop an affordable bespoke CPD event which is delivered locally to you for:  

  • individuals such as: subject leaders, coordinators, heads of departments
  • a team/whole department
  • a network of schools/groups
  • multi-academy trusts
  • initial teacher education


Secondary bespoke support20 March 201907:30-09:30Venue address

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Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree
State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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