Videos to promote careers in STEM

A collection of videos that can be used to promote and inform students about careers in STEM.

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Born to Engineer

In response to the shortage of trained engineers, the ERA Foundation launched Born to Engineer, a campaign to inspire young people to become the engineers of the future. At the heart of the campaign is a series of high quality short films, each featuring an engineer with an inspiring story.

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2010 to 2019

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This is Engineering

This is Engineering is a collection of engineering videos and stories that capture the diverse and exciting world of engineering!

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Where STEM Can Take You

Produced by Rolls-Royce, this entertaining video clip takes the form of an animated rap which describes a range of career opportunities open to students with skills in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). It makes a good introduction to a session offering careers advice and guidance by setting the scene about the variety of STEM careers and the demand for people with STEM skills.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Institute of Physics: Careers Clips

From the Institute of Physics, this collection of resources gives careers information for students, teachers and careers advisers. There is a set of video clips that follow the work of individual scientists as they show how physics is applied in their work. The video clips illustrate concepts in physics and how they are applied in a range of situations. These include: * Energy efficiency and architecture. * Forces and motion in computer games. * Solar energy and applied research. * Ultrasound in physiotherapy.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Inspiring scientists

Inspiring Scientists is a series of resources to help develop students’ understanding and awareness of science and the diversity of scientists. The resources showcase the life stories of British scientists with minority ethnic heritage and covers issues such as being a minority in science, influences in their childhoods and the fun and importance of science both to themselves and to the wider community.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Careers in Operational Research (O.R.)

These videos, produced by the O.R Society, aim to explain what Operational Research (O.R.) is through a wide range of case studies and can be used to highlight ‘real-life’ applications of mathematics. 

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Engineering Careers: Cammell Laird

Here are 5 videos of people who work at Cammell Laird, the shipyard responsible for the building of the RRS Sir David Attenborough.  They range from early career apprentices to those who have worked their way up the ladder to be Principal Engineer.  You can hear about their inspirations, what skills they use in their job and how they can transfer this into their home life.  You can also show your pupils the type of work they get up to on a daily basis and what they get out of their roles.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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STEM Rap

Written and performed by the rap artist Oort Kuiper, for the National HE STEM programme, this short musical rap is intended to inform students about the careers possible following the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects (STEM). The rap contains references to a range of careers including healthcare, engineering, telecommunications, chemistry, materials and graphics.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Careers from biology

Produced by the Wellcome Trust, this issue of the Big Picture explores some of the careers that are available to students who have studied biological science. It goes beyond the doctors, vets and other science-related careers typically described to include people working in a wide variety of sectors.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Looking Ahead: STEM Careers Videos

Careers4u.tv is a library of video case studies designed to expand students' horizons, excite them about their future working lives and motivate them to obtain the skills and qualifications needed to achieve their goals. Each case study interview looks at a different STEM-related career. They cover what the job entails, the skills and training needed and possible career progression paths. Each one is also accompanied by teachers' notes.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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See Where They Can Take You

Developed with funding from the Department for Education, these video clips show interviews with young professionals working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sectors. The films introduce some of the exciting careers that students may access by studying STEM subjects. The professionals interviewed include:

  • Climate Scientist
  • Sports Technologist
  • Spacecraft Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Snowboard Designer
  • Radio Producer
  • Planetary Scientist
  • Marine Biologist
  •  Lighting Designer
  • Games Developer
  • Food Technologist
  • Environmentalist
  • Energy Analyst
  • Digital Designer
  • Cosmetics Specialist
publication year
2010 to 2019

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Applying Science Teaching Resources

A set of ten video case studies that illustrate a range of technician roles that use science and mathematics.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Engineer on a mission videos

Explore the real jobs that engineers are involved in with this selection of videos from Tomorrow's Engineers.

publication year
2020 to date

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