STEM Insight

STEM Insight placements provide a unique opportunity for education staff to experience life in a modern industry or a leading university.

Described as professionally life-changing, STEM Insight placements equip teachers, technicians and support staff with real-life knowledge and experience, helping to bring careers to life in the classroom. Whether you’d like to attend a placement or are looking to host a placement of your own, you can play a part in inspiring the future workforce. 

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Placements are available at employers and universities across the UK. 

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STEM Insight stories

A Wellcome Insight into STEM careers

As a biology teacher, there are few more exciting opportunities than spending a week on placement at biomedical research organisations, Wellcome Trust and the Crick Institute. We went with an aim to find out more about the range of STEM careers in large science organisations, and for both of us as teachers at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and City...

Back to school to inspire engineers of the future

At Highways England we believe our roads connect businesses, families and friends. Yet the country faces a shortage of the people that build them, especially engineers. That’s why at Highways England, we are very focused on inspiring young people to consider engineering as a rewarding career.Working at the company’s Bristol office, I have the unofficial...

‘STEM Insight was exactly what I hoped it would be’

Subashini Suganthakumaran, mathematics teacher at Hammersmith Academy, shares her experience during a recent STEM Insight placement at SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business.Earlier this year I was invited by Lauren, the DT teacher and STEM coordinator at Hammersmith Academy where I work, to take part in the Insight Program at SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business. We spent...