What does it mean to be a placement provider?


*Due to the impact of COVID-19 and Government guidance, and subject to the limitations of the placement provider organisation, the real-world research collaboration between placement providers and students may not be able to go ahead on-site. In the event that on-site activities are not possible, they will continue online instead.

You can also download our programme guide for placement providers to find out more.

Register your interest

Fill out our form by clicking on the link below and one of our Regional Coordinators will be in touch to follow up.

 Register my interest to be a placement provider

We also recommend that placement providers read our guide to hosting a student. 
 Programme guide for placement providers

Spend part of your summer inspiring the next generation by offering a placement to a student that will:

  • Provide opportunities to your staff to develop coaching, mentoring and management skills

  • Give you invaluable assistance on a current research or development project

  • Fulfil public engagement, widening participation and corporate social responsibility goals

  • Enhance institutional reputation with cohorts of students who could be future employees

“inspiring the future generation into the field of research and developing their transferable skills was something I felt would be of great benefit to the students... It would also give them the glow and joy of what research can bring and hopefully spark their interest in a subject area.”  Current placement provider


Programme timetable 


Business Breakfast for employers

  • Attracting diverse young talent into your workforce: the benefits of STEM placements

    • On Thursday 11th March 2021, STEM Learning hosted an interactive virtual business breakfast where employers:
       - heard from an invited panel of funders, business, and beneficiaries,
       - discussed the need for STEM placements,
       - asked questions and share advice, challenges, successes and experiences,
       - supported each other in finding the most effective strategies to engage young people from under-represented groups in STEM placements.

      You can listen to a recording of the session here.   Event recording
      If you want any further information - please email nrpenquiries@stem.org.uk 

Find your regional coordinator

For any help, questions or concerns you have, please contact your Regional Coordinator. They will be happy to hear from you and answer any of your queries. Their contact details are below depending on what region your school/college or organisation is in.

  • East Midlands

    • Stacy Munday
      East Midlands Regional Coordinator

      0116 240 7000

      Leicestershire Education Business Company, 30 Frog Island, Off North Bridge Place, Leicester, LE3 5AG

      CountiesLeicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Rutland & Lincolnshire

  • London and the East

    • Sally Moore
      London and the East Regional Coordinator

      01438 755 075

      STEMPOINT East at MBDA, PO Box 19, PB 211, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, SG1 2DA

      Counties: Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Greater London, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire

  • North East England

    • Andrew Stogdale
      North East England Regional Coordinator


      Spark Aspirations Tees Valley Ltd, 9 Tarr Steps, Ingleby Barwick, TS17 0NG

      CountiesNorthumberland, Tyne and Wear & Durham


  • North West England

    • Helen McCann
      North West England Regional Coordinator

      07821 156 958

      All About STEM, Studio B, Digital House, 44 Simpson Street, Liverpool L1 0AX

      Counties: Greater Manchester, Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside & Cheshire

  • Northern Ireland

    • Ciaran Lynch
      Northern Ireland Regional Coordinator

      028 9262 7755

      SENTINUS, 19a Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 2SA

      Counties: All within Northern Ireland

  • Scotland

    • Jennifer Smith
      Scotland Regional Coordinator

      01382 308 455

      Outreach and Public Engagement Office, Graduate School, Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG

      Counties: All within Scotland

  • South East England

    • Lydia Ahern
      South East England Regional Coordinator


      STEM Outreach Coordinator, Sussex STEM, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1UE

      Counties: Kent, East Sussex, West Susses & Hampshire

  • South West England

    • Janine Bisson
      South West England Regional Coordinator

      01872 224 397

      Cornwall Education Business Partnership, Cornwall Council, 2N Chy Trevail, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, PL31 2FX

      Counties: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Dorset & Cornwall

  • Wales

    • Andrea Meyrick
      Wales Regional Coordinator

      029 2047 5475

      Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

      Counties: All within Wales

  • West Midlands

    • Farzana Aslam or Clare Everson
      West Midlands Regional Coordinator

      0247 765 8569

      Coventry University, Engineering and Computing Building, Coventry, CV1 5FB

      Counties: West Midlands, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire & Worcestershire

  • Yorkshire and Humberside

    • Paula Symonds
      Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Coordinator

      01246 212 535

      Derbyshire Education Business Partnership, Commerce House, Millennium Way, Chesterfield, S41 8ND

      Counties: All Yorkshire territories inc. Humberside​