Placement: Metaswitch (North London) TY822

Join UK-leading organisation Metaswitch for a placement where you can immerse yourself in the world of STEM outside of the classroom.


Summary

Location: Metaswitch, 100 Church Street, Enfield EN2 6BQ

Placements are available with Metaswitch throughout the year (term time and holidays), supported by £1000 of ENTHUSE bursary funding.

To express your interest in a placement, please complete this form and send it to: placements@stem.org.uk 

The final part of the scheme is a one-day professional development experience held 4 to 6 months after your placement.

This opportunity is suitable for STEM teaching professionals and/or professionals with additional responsibility for careers.

Going on a placement at Metaswitch will help you to:

Inspire your students – shadow employees working in the software development process, specialising in developing, testing, operations and support. Meet with the STEM professionals working within this industry, learn about their roles, experiences and the skills needed to do their job.  Understand about the future employment opportunities and what this industry can offer your students.

Build strong links with a local employer – connect with a local employer to develop staff and student experiences, with the aim of creating a longer term partnership. Help to boost your students’ confidence in making career choices and support the development of their employability skills. Find out more about the skills and competencies required for a career in a leading computing and technology company, gain ideas for future collaboration (e.g. work experience, mentoring, speakers). Develop your own understanding on how real life technology can inspire your students to consider STEM careers and further study.

Enhance your advice on careers options– gain useful information about how to support students to make careers choices within STEM, taking into consideration future growth areas within STEM industries and both academic and vocational career routes.

Employer Background

Metaswitch is the world’s leading network software provider, powering the transition of communication networks into a cloud-based, software-centric, all-IP future. We serve more than 1,000 network operators and suppliers around the world.
Metaswitch are looking to host teacher placements, to help schools and college better prepare their students for careers in computing and engineering.

To find out more about Metaswitch visit their website

Outcomes

This placement offers you a:

• unique chance to experience STEM work in modern industry and use this insight to transform careers guidance throughout your school
• invaluable CPD opportunity which will equip your school or college to respond to the Government’s careers strategy

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