How businesses can inspire young people and close the STEM skills gap

My first day of work was on my 22nd birthday. I remember taking the tube during rush hour and arriving at swanky offices, ready to be an engineer.

Ever since that day, I have always loved what I do. The last 11 years of my career have involved working with people, solving problems creatively and...

A career in electronics, making sci-fi a reality

The UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) has launched a campaign to show students why a career in electronics is worth studying for.

'Put simply, a career in electronics is a career that will help create our future. The world that we live in is constantly evolving and technology is at the heart of this change. Only...

Don’t miss your chance to work with BP

Fancy spending time this October working with BP?

Our STEM Insight programme has some last minute places available for teachers looking for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, with BP, one of the UK’s largest science and engineering employers.

A placement with BP will open your eyes to the world of...

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Get creative with the latest Maths Careers poster competition

Maths Careers has announced this year’s poster competition – Everyday Maths.Designed to inspire students with the variety of exciting mathematics careers available, this poster competition requires students to think outside the box in how mathematics is used in the workplace.There are three categories for judging:Years 7 and 8Years 9, 10 and...

Winners of 2016 STEM Inspiration Awards announced

The winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2016 were announced on 24 November at a prestigious event at the House of Lords.The STEM Inspiration Awards recognise the work done by a wide range of people and organisations, to enrich the experience of young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, and to promote the...

Take a look at last year’s Little BIG Awards winners

The Little BIG Awards aim to close the engineering and digital skills gaps within the United Kingdom to attract more engineering and digital talent.This is to ensure the UK maintains its competitive edge and continues to foster innovation, which will ultimately drive economic growth.This is a rewarding and exciting opportunity for students to...

Improving careers provision in schools – what, why and how?

Careers awareness is an essential part of a young person’s education, yet a recent report has found that more needs to be done by the Government to improve their careers strategy and provision.This warning comes after the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants said that eight out of ten British school leavers “lacked essential business...

Draw someone who works in industry

The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) is celebrating 20 years since the creation of the Children Challenging Industry Programme.This programme aims to increase the aspirations of school children to become the scientists and engineers of the future by challenging perceptions, improving teachers’ knowledge and by helping children to...

Sir Ben Ainslie launches digital education programme, BT STEM Crew

Ben Ainslie, Skipper and Team Principal of Land Rover BAR, launched BT STEM Crew – a new digital education programme for 11-16 year olds.The new programme was launched on 10 October 2016 at a live event hosted by the British Museum in London.BT STEM Crew uses Land Rover BAR’s quest to win the America’s Cup to show young people how versatile STEM...

Book now for The Big Bang Fair 2017

With a variety of theatre shows, hands-on activities, interactive workshops and careers information, tickets are currently available for The Big Bang Fair 2017.Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 15-18 March 2017, The Big Bang Fair gives your students or children a unique opportunity to explore where their future could take them.From sport...

See how we and Tomorrow’s Engineers came together to transform careers education

Marie Jobson, Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEAIG) Lead at Churchill Community College in North Tyneside spent five days with five employers as part of our STEM Insight programme.Our STEM Insight programme focuses on developing the knowledge of STEM careers for staff who work with young people. Schools have the ability to...

What can the government, industries and universities do to improve the female uptake of engineering?

Since 2012, the National Centre for Universities and Business’ Talent 2030 project has been measuring the number of females studying physics at GCSE and A level. “Less than 8% of UK engineers are women. If we don’t work together to increase that number, the UK’s potential to lead the world in manufacturing and engineering is weakened.” - Jill...

QinetiQ give us their insight

Experts in defence, aerospace and security, QinetiQ, have teamed up with us on our STEM Insight programme to give teachers an insight into the inner workings and roles of their organisation.Keen to help teachers encourage students into the study of STEM subjects, the STEM Insight programme is designed to give teachers a placement in either...

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