We really value the contribution that businesses make to our STEM World of Work programme. Without their support, we would not be able to offer the wide range of workplace experiences for secondary school students that we do. To say thank you, we have created the Science Oxford Employer Awards, which recognise businesses for their contributions to the programme. To qualify for an award, the business needs to engage with secondary school students through one or more of our in-school workshops, workplace visits or by hosting a placement student. There are different levels of award:
Science Oxford Employer Awards
The Gold Award recognises a business that is involved in multiple STEM World of Work schemes, and actively supports and promotes the programme.
The Silver Award recognises a business that has been involved in more than one of our STEM World of Work schemes and is actively pursuing a strategy to engage with young people about STEM careers.
The Bronze Award recognises a business that has been involved in one of our STEM World of Work schemes and is keen to encourage young people into STEM careers in the future.
This year we awarded 30 local businesses a bronze award, ten silver awards and two with gold awards. Each organisation receives a certificate of recognition and the Science Oxford Employer Award logo for their website, to demonstrate their engagement with young people.
For more information on the Employer awards or how you can participate in the Employer Award, please contact us here.