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Inspiring students to protect our oceans with new DP World ENTHUSE Partnership

Published: Aug 29, 2019 2 min read

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DP World London Gateway, the UK’s most integrated logistics hub, has announced its support of UK schools through ENTHUSE Partnerships

Focusing on ocean protection, the Partnership will ensure teachers are aware of science-related roles within industry including IT, automation, engineering and logistics giving students the opportunity to learn how innovation and technology are central to supporting global trade routes. Alan Shaoul, Chief Financial Officer for DP World in the UK, said:

“As a trade enabler, we’re pleased to be partnering with ENTHUSE Partnerships to promote STEM subjects. These science-based subjects open doors to career pathways in growing fields, such as ports and logistics, where job numbers are increasing yet there’s a growing skills shortage.”.

STEM Ambassadors will work closely with schools to inspire and encourage students to pursue studying science at a higher level. Alan went on to say: 

“For us, it is about inspiring young people in our local community to engage with the sciences, and to consider jobs in industries such as logistics and IT, knowing that not only does it address current skills gaps for businesses like ours - ultimately keeping goods flowing all over the world - but more importantly, it has a positive community impact by increasing educational attainment and bettering life chances for pupils who may not otherwise have access to these opportunities. This is about creating a better future for everyone.”

This first DP World ENTHUSE Partnership will be based in South Essex. Participating schools will benefit from all the opportunities STEM Learning has to offer through its ENTHUSE Partnerships, including:

  • STEM-specific professional development for their teachers
  • working with STEM Ambassadors
  • building STEM Clubs
  • taking part in the STEM teacher work experience programme
  • guided access to STEM Learning’s unrivalled collection of resources

STEM Learning is delighted to welcome DP World to the ENTHUSE Partnership programme.

Over the past year, STEM Learning has worked with charities and employers to create 71 new ENTHUSE Partnerships, supporting 370 schools and benefiting around 280,000 young people.