World of Work

Science Oxford’s STEM World of Work Programme aims to provide information and guidance about the wide diversity of STEM careers and work experience opportunities in STEM businesses.

STEM World of Work currently includes the following:

  • STEM Horizons – A web based careers resource featuring Oxfordshire STEM businesses and individuals
  • STEM Careers Days – in school interactive workshops for years 7-9
  • STEM Experience Weeks/Days – work place visits for up to 20 students in KS4 to a variety of local STEM businesses
  • STEM Placements – 2-4 week work placements for year 11 & 12 students during the summer holidays

STEM Horizons

STEM Horizons is a careers resource for 13-19 year olds and their teachers, which uses case studies of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire businesses and individuals to demonstrate the variety of STEM careers in the local area. 

Science Experience Week/Days

The STEM Experience Week/Days include day/half day visits to a range of STEM businesses in the region. Students learn about the science relating to that company and the career opportunities available, they take part in site tours and try out hands-on activities linked to the business. The next SEW will take place between 19 and 23 March 2018 and is exclusively for students in year 10 at Matthew Arnold School, Wood Green School and Icknield Community College. Individual days by arrangement.

Many thanks to all the businesses who took part in 2017.

Solid State Logic, Atkins, GKN, Network Rail, OUH Department of Microbiology, Oxford University Department of Oncology, Oxford University Department of Physics, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford University Dept Materials, STFC, Vertex, Viridor and MRC Harwell.

For further information contact [email protected]

STEM Placements are hosted by STEM businesses and academic institutions and are aimed at students in year 11 & 12 thinking about pursuing a career in STEM. All STEM placements take place during the school summer holidays and travel bursaries are available. Places are open to state school students living and studying in Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire. This year 36 students did a Science Oxford STEM placement.

Applications are now open 

Many thanks to this year’s placement providers: Amec Foster Wheeler, Beard Construction, BMW Mini Plant, Cella Energy, Crown Technology, Cyth Systems, Green Biologics, Lucy Electric, MRC Harwell, Nuvia, Olamalu, Oxford University (IT services, Engineering Department, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Museum of Natural History, Chemistry Department & Geography Department), Ridge, Skanska, and SS Tube Technology.

Placement report write up guidance – Apprentice Placements

CREST Gold student guide

For further information contact [email protected]

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