Kate McWilliams, STEM Ambassador at EasyJet

My STEM inspiration: flying the flag for the aviation industry

Kate McWilliams is a finalist in the Outstanding New STEM Ambassador category at the 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards.

Kate has become a STEM Ambassador in the past year and has undertaken numerous activities to support learning in STEM subjects and careers. In the lead up to the awards ceremony on 1 November 2018, she...

STEM Inspiration Awards

My STEM inspiration: encourage pupils to pursue their desired career

Harry Beedham is one of our shortlisted nominees for Outstanding New STEM Ambassador as part of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2018. He tells us about his inspiring work with young people.

Since August 2017, I have been working as a Graduate Structural Engineer in Exeter for AECOM. To put it simply, my job is to design anything...

Engineering in the primary classroom

Inspiring tomorrow's engineers today

Who are tomorrow's engineers? I'd argue that every single student in your classroom could be an engineer.

Typically, if you ask someone what an 'engineer' is they will reply with one or more of the following descriptors: introverted, nerdy, clever, fixes things, problem solver, dirty, mechanic, overalls, hard hat. And...

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Juergen Maier, Chief Executive at Siemens UK awarded Honorary STEM Ambassador accolade

On 6 November 2018, Juergen Maier, Chief Executive of Siemens UK was awarded the title of Honorary STEM Ambassador, at a ceremony in London.The presentation took place at the 2018 Siemens Education SeeWomen event. SeeWomen is a project which aims to inspire and motivate young people and in particular girls to pursue STEM careers and challenge...

Acute high-tech skills shortage revealed

At a time of record employment rates, British businesses are struggling to recruit qualified workers in high-tech fields at a cost of more than £1.5 billion a year.The STEM Skills Indicator reveals there are 173,000 vacancies in roles that require training in science, technology, engineering or maths, with seven in 10 (73%) affected businesses...

Engineers: share your stories, passion and expertise with Ingenious

Do you run a project that engages the public with engineers and engineering? Apply for Ingenious.Run by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Ingenious awards programme aims to encourage engineers to share their stories, passion and expertise with audiences and raise awareness of the diversity, nature and impact of engineering among people of all...

Future Talent LIVE: inspiring insights to help support you to deliver your careers strategy

The inaugural Future Talent LIVE conference, designed to bridge the gap between the worlds of education and employment, is taking place on Thursday 4 October 2018 in London.Providing invaluable CPD for head teachers, careers leaders, chairs of governors and education leaders, Future Talent LIVE brings insights from inspiring speakers including Sir...

Tackling the diversity deadlock

Action from business heads, industry sectors and the Government is urgently required to drive a more diverse and inclusive uptake of earn and learn placements, according to a new report published by The 5% Club.The report, Breaking the Deadlock, also outlines top tips to help companies offering earn and learn opportunities to attract, identify and...

Sparking interest in science with Big Bang events

Fun-filled exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from local and national employers are all taking place in schools and communities from July.Designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, Big Bang Near Me is a programme of UK-wide events. The London events are...

Nominees announced for National ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

Finalists for the National ENTHUSE Celebration Awards have been announced in the build-up to the annual event, which takes place on 26 June in London.Celebrating the inspirational teachers and technicians around the UK, the awards recognise excellence in education at all levels in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).Nominees...

Sisters are doing it for STEMselves

Two Teesside sisters have bucked the trend of women in STEM by climbing the ladder in both the science and engineering sectors.Statistics show that women make up only 12% of all STEM employees in the UK, yet 18-year-old Klaudia Robinson from Hartlepool, swapped her childhood dream of becoming a hairdresser for a career in engineering, thanks to an...

See how teachers, universities and employers can come together to improve STEM education

STEM Insight provides teachers with a unique opportunity to experience life in cutting-edge industry or university.It’s the chance to go on a placement to learn about jobs and career paths, ensuring students have access to the best possible STEM careers information. This is a core part of the Government’s new policy paper, ‘Careers strategy:...

Innovating your curriculum: the future of making in design and technology

It can be hard to show students how what they’re learning in the classroom relates to the real world. Learning for the sake of assessments can feel pointless both for teachers and students, creating a dull atmosphere in lessons. The trick is adapting your curriculum to demonstrate real-life design and technology through the ‘Future of...

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