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IT specialist

Felix is an IT specialist at IBM, he discusses his role in this video. He is involved in designing, implementing, building or testing customers’ computer systems. He enjoyed the sciences, business and maths at school , studied at University in London and was able to work at IBM during his 3rd year...

Computer games modeller

Mark is a 3D modeller at Jagex, a computer games design company. He discusses his role in this video. He role involves the creation of 3D characters, areas and environments , taking briefs for art teams to bring it to life. He enjoyed art at school, was a keen gamer as a child and wanted to pursue his dream job....

The professional development needs of early-career teachers in Scotland

This paper, published in 2013,  draws on a research project commissioned by Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS), the curriculum and inspection body for school education in Scotland. The project sought to identify the specific professional learning needs of teachers in years two to six of their careers, that is, in...

Lighting Control supervisor - Seb

Seb enjoyed technical subjects at school and particularly enjoys mending equipment or finding better ways to do things. His interest in stage lighting took him to White light lightening company as a technician. he now manages a team, providing technical supoprt to a range of events and ensuring the equipment works...

CEO and co-founder of WeGym - Josh

Josh found school challenging but undertook a BTEC Level 2 computing course, studied for a Microsoft apprenticeship and was runner up apprentice of the year. Following an apprenticeship at eCourier he became manager of the technical department and appointed as Microsoft Apprenticeship Ambassador .Now as founder of...

Apprentice broadcast engineer -Jahangir

Jahangir completed AS levels in Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Biology along with an EPQ qualification.  A passion for engineering led him to the BBC to undertake an apprenticeship which provided sponsorship to complete a degree alongside undertaking multiple work placements including Radio/TV and Production System...

First line support technician -Rebecca

Rebecca enjoyed IT at school -this lead her to pursue the role of support technician within the IT team at Azurri, supporting key customers and ensuring systems remain active at all times.

Telecomms support - Leah

Leah studied AS maths and IT and A level psychology and computing. Despite starting a computing degree, she subsequently realised that the Telecoms Support Apprenticeship Pathway suited her learning style more appropriately. She is now working as an apprentice at Azzuri, working to support customers and solve...

STEM Learning Magazine: Secondary - autumn 2015

This edition of the STEM Learning Magazine includes articles on:

Professional development for science technicians
An interview with a design and technology teacher
Study visits to CERN
High quality staff training days
Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station
Bringing...

STEM Learning Magazine: Secondary - spring 2016

Under the banner of Building the next generation, three of the issues for trainee teachers are explored. Margaret Smith considers of what an initial teacher training programme for science teachers should consist, Tracey Baxter explores what is needed to create a ‘gold-plated’ curriculum plan for a science...

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