Training and development
We are keen to help support and develop you in your role as a STEM Ambassador, providing access to a range of resources and training to help you in delivering your activities.
STEM Ambassadors have access to a fantastic range of more than 80 soft skills and personal development e-Books, packed full of tips, advice, exercises and toolkits which will not only help you develop your role as STEM Ambassadors, but also your own personal and business skills.
Top tips guidance documents
We've put together a series of top tip guidance and advice documents that aim to help you with creating and delivering activities:
National Curriculum information
For information on the national curriculum in your country, visit:
STEM Ambassador experiences
You can also watch our series of videos following STEM Ambassadors from around the country talking about how they have developed and delivered activities – from first delivery to well-practised activities. This is a chance to see the activities delivered in the classroom and to learn from the things that have gone well.
All STEM Ambassadors must do an induction, either face-to-face offered by your local STEM Ambassador Hub or online.
In addition to this, we have developed two optional training offers for STEM Ambassadors.
The more interactive and hands-on you can make your activities, the more engaging they will be. The Powerful Practicals training looks at how you can turn a good idea into an activity. With advice on health and safety, planning and pitching your message at a useful level, this training will help you build something interactive into all your STEM Ambassadors activities, from careers talks to off-timetable days.
The training is available as a two-hour face-to-face training and as an online toolkit.
People Like Me
Developed by the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) campaign, the People Like Me approach is an initiative designed to speak to girls aged 11-14 on their terms and demonstrate that STEM is very much for “people like them”. The two-and-a-half-hour People Like Me training for STEM Ambassadors covers the underlying principles of the approach as well as practical advice on how to run effective activities with girls.
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 Capital of students every time you talk to a young person or group of people about their career by becoming that person they know in a STEM-related role. It is hoped that by building the Science Capital of young people, you will directly contribute to help improve young people’s life chances.
Watch this short two minute animated clip explaining the Science Capital concept.
To find out more about the science capital research, download the leaflet below. Pages two and three are particularly of relevance to STEM Ambassabors.
Access the STEM Ambassador online induction
All STEM Ambassadors must do an induction, either face to face offered by your local STEM Ambassador Hub or online.