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People like me mothers and daughters session

This session aims to help students to make career decisions, as they can think about how they will fit in when choosing their own future directions
The session highlights which job roles can suit individual personalities – these roles are not restricted to STEM industries but where STEM knowledge is...

Stem Ambassador experience videos

We know that sometimes it can be difficult to visualise what STEM Ambassadors actually do.

Even after speaking to colleagues who are old hands at delivering activities, questions can still remain. Why do I need to meet the teacher first? What if the students are bored? How do I make it relevant...

Aerodynamicist

Steve analyses the flow of air over racing cars.  He studied aero-mechanical engineering at university and following a two week summer placement, at Lola cars, he was offered a position in the company.

The video can be a useful resource for teachers to help bring the career...

Space scientist and science communicator: Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

This is a lovely film clip which will help a range of students to feel that they can choose a career in science.  Dr Aderin Pocock is a Space Scientist and a Science Communicator, but she explains how she moved around from school to school and was told that she probably wouldn't be able to...

Science Capital

Science Capital is a concept that can help us to understand why some young people have a science identity, seeing science as being ‘for me’ and others do not. The more Science Capital a young person has, the more likely they are to continue with science post-16. As a STEM Ambassador you can help build the Science...

Pollution, prevention and control officer

Charlotte is a Pollution, Prevention and Control Officer for the Environment Agency - "you could say I'm a policeman for the environment". In the video Charlotte explains that she found it a challenge being a woman in chemical engineering but had support from her university professor. The Environment Agency offered...

Acoustics engineer

This video shows a brief interview with Daryl who describes how his love of problem solving and learning how things work led to him becoming an engineer.

Engineering Careers - Apprentice Mechanical Fitter

In this video Dean Scaife talks about the skills he needs as he works as an Apprentice Mechanical Fitter.  He discusses why his job is important in the overall scheme of the ship build and how he can apply the skills he uses in his job to his everyday home life.  He also speaks about properties of metals and other...

Engineering Careers - Foreman Fitter

Stephen Turpin is a Foreman Fitter who has worked his way up through the ranks to his current role.  Here he talks about how he climbed up the career ladder and why maths, physics and chemistry is important in his role.  He also talks about the importance of ship design and the satisfaction of seeing the ship sail...

STEM and Economic Wellbeing

These tools have been produced for the Department for Education by the Centre for Science Education. The materials are for STEM and economic wellbeing curriculum leaders, teachers and support staff working together to meet the needs of their learners. They will also be useful for STEM and economic wellbeing...

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