STEM Career Days and Skills Workshops

Our aim is to inspire and engage students with an early opportunity to improve their knowledge and understanding of STEM, engage with local employers and develop work-related skills.

STEM Career Days

Our in-school STEM Career Day is a full-day ‘off timetable’ for a whole year group, suitable for year 7, 8 or 9 students:

  • Challenge Day – choose from one of our themed challenges for a whole day of activities. This could be either Engineering day, or Space Day, or Life Sciences Day. Students work in groups on a practical problem-solving activity. Groups are mentored by business volunteers and present their results at the end of the day.
  • Carousel Programme of 4–5 different interactive workshops (eg Engineering, Space, or Life Sciences) delivered by business volunteers. Workshops include a practical activity and relate to a STEM topic or skill.

STEM Career Days pricing: £450+VAT (including 2-3 members of staff).

STEM Skills Workshops

We recognise that there is a growing skill shortage and we have developed a series of individual workshops to deliver to a classroom of 30 students. Ideal for year 9, 10 and 11 students. Workshops can be mixed and matched for a specific day, or delivered multiple times during the day. (Scroll down and see below for workshops).
Pricing (including 1 staff member):

Workshops to choose from:

  • People Like Me (1 hour) – A workshop designed to breakdown stereotypes around STEM. Ideal for inspiring students to consider different STEM career paths.
  • CV Writing workshop (1 hour or 2 hours- An overview of how to create a CV, with pitfalls to avoid and the role of a cover letter.
  • Critical Thinking Skills (1 hour) – An investigation into the best way to approach problems by using Critical Thinking and how it is used in industry
  • Excel Skills (1 hour) – An introduction to key excel functions, graphs and data presentation.
  • Interview Skills (1 hour) – An overview of specific interview skills and techniques.
  • Financial Planning (1 hour) – can be linked to Excel Skills – A brief look at budgeting and financial planning.

Pricing (including 1 staff member):
£90 +VAT for 1 hour workshop / £210+VAT for a part day / £450+VAT for full day

For more information and to book please contact us at [email protected].

Our COVID-19 guidelines explain how we are adapting our activities to keep everyone safe. All our STEM Careers Days are tailored to individual school requirements.

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STEM Career Days

Our in-school STEM Career Day is a full-day ‘off timetable’ for a whole year group, suitable for year 7, 8 or 9 students: choose from our themed challenges or workshops for a whole day of activities.

STEM Skills Workshops

Choose from our skills workshops for classrooms of up to 30 students. Ideal for year 9, 10 and 11 students. Workshops can be mix and matched for a specific day, or delivered multiple times during the day.

Engineering

The Squashed Tomato Challenge! A mixture of construction, engineering and maths! Teams of five students work together to design, build and test a way of moving tomatoes that won’t squash them! The challenge includes working as a team, marketing and finance.

Space

Students build and test rockets and landing crafts, learn about the solar system and conditions in outer space and plot a course for their spaceship to the planet Haagen. They will need their mathematical and design skills to succeed!

Life Sciences

Using DNA left at a crime scene, students use the power of science to extract and analyse the DNA to figure out what the thief looks like. Covers cell biology, genetics and forensics in an exciting role play!

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