The Sussex Learning Network is supporting STEM Sussex to offer a STEM programme to school that are part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme. Students in Years 9 – 13 and their teachers with have the opportunity to take part in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) related events and activities, inspiring young people to continue with their STEM subjects and access the many and varied careers these subjects can lead to.

Research undertaken nationally by EngineeringUK, shows that we need far more young people with STEM skills. Engineering enterprises make up 19% of total UK employment and it is forecast that the country needs 186,000 more people with engineering skills annually through to 2024. There was a 5% growth in HE engineering applicants in 2015-16, and engineering apprenticeships are at the highest they’ve been for ten years, so we need to continue to encourage young people through these routes

STEM Sussex works with employers and schools, promoting a whole range of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers from traditional engineering roles to the emerging digital and cyber careers. STEM Sussex works closely with employers to identify their future recruitment needs, and programmes events and activities to best match these needs. A placement scheme is available for Year 12 students who will work in a small team on a real-life project with a university academic or a local employer, accredited with a Bronze CREST Award.

For further information please email our Schools’ Liaison Programme Manager, Fay Lofty