Become a business partner

Our programme reaches over 1000 students every year. In order to do this, we rely on STEM-related employers in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire region to support our programme and help us to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Would your company like to be involved with local schools? Would you like to raise the profile of your business locally? Inspire and inform young people about STEM careers and help to improve their employability skills? Our business partners (individuals and organisations) share their time and knowledge with young people (and quite often offices or laboratories too), to show them what a career in a STEM subject might look like, how a STEM business runs and to share their passion for research and discovery.

We are always looking to meet new people and businesses who might be interested in working with secondary schools in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Science Oxford has an experienced team of science education professionals who can help you find the perfect match for your organisation.

 

Why work with us?

Working with Science Oxford’s STEM Careers Programme is rewarding and engaging, and can form a part of your corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy. It also gives your organisation the opportunity to play a part in informing and encouraging young people about their future choices and inspiring them about STEM careers.

Partnering with Science Oxford on our STEM Careers Programme gives local businesses and organisations a wide range of benefits by:

  • Contributing to your company’s CSR strategy
  • Helping address the shortfall of STEM-skilled workers coming through education and into employment in our region.
  • Connecting your business or organisation with young people in your area and the local community.
  • Providing professional development opportunities to your staff, such as developing communication or organisational skills.
  • Raising the profile of your organisation locally and future employment opportunities to a new generation.

Read below about the activities we offer and how businesses and organisations can get involved. For more information, contact us at [email protected].

Our Programmes

Thank you for the support

We would like to thank all the organisations and businesses that have supported our secondary school STEM Careers Programme: Abbott Diabetes Care; Ansys; Ariens Co; Aston Martin Lagonda; Auberge du Chocolat; Beard Construction; Biocleve; BMW UK; British Computer Society; Chiltern Rangers; Cochrane UK; Department of Oncology, University of Oxford; Diamond; DJS Antibodies; Faraday Institution; GE Health; GKN; Green Biologics; Habitat Energy; Helio Display Materials; Human Centric DD; Imageworks; Institute of Biomedical Engineering; Intel; Low Carbon Hub; McAfee; Microbiology Department, University of Oxford; Microbit; Milestone Infra; MRC Harwell Institute; Network Rail; NHM; Olamalu; Oxford Computer Consultants; Oxford University Big Data; Oxford University Museum of Natural History; Polar Technology; Prodrive; Roborace; Samsara Therapeutics; Sharp Life Science; Sir William Dunn School of Pathology; Skanska; Sophos; Specsavers Bicester; Spintex; STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; Thames Water; UKAEA; University of Oxford Begbroke Science Park; Vertex; Viridor Ardley ERF.

It’s very interesting and gives a wider understanding of different careers within the STEM industry.

Secondary student, STEM World of Work