STEM Education

The UK faces massive shortages of people with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) training.

The aim of the AMRC's STEM and Outreach team is to inspire young people to aspire to a career in STEM related subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Our services
Vision: To inspire young people to explore the opportunities of a career in STEM by providing a creative and innovative environment.

The aim of the STEM and Outreach team is to inspire young people to aspire to a career in STEM related subjects by:

  • Working closely with underrepresented groups
  • Challenging stereotypes and misconceptions
  • Breaking down barriers
  • Supporting young people, education providers, parents and their community
  • Providing an opportunity to explore and experience STEM related subjects

Our STEM and outreach coordinators can work with you and your school through a bespoke programme of activities. This could include coding clubs, robotics, 3D printing/rapid prototyping, virtual and augmented reality.

We can also offer group tours around many of the AMRC buildings such as Factory 2050, Nuclear AMRC and Factory of the Future. Our STEM coordinators are happy to discuss a schools individual needs and work with you to promote your schools STEM agenda.

Meet the team

Cathie has experience of working in Further Education with a particular focus on apprentices. Having worked within an engineering specialist centre she is keen to see more women enter the world of engineering.

Ami has a degree in biochemistry from Newcastle University and has worked for Teach First as a secondary science teacher in South Yorkshire. Ami is passionate about helping disadvantaged young people enhance and realise their educational and career goals.

Jack has experience of leading a team of science teachers in a local secondary school. He is committed to addressing misconceptions in STEM related subjects thus breaking down barriers into engineering.

Work experience
For work experience placements during the academic year 2019-2020 there will be two application windows. The application form will be open from the 1st September to 31st October for placements taking place between January and August. Applications will be subject to a selection process and there will only be a maximum of two placements per month.

Apprenticeships in engineering are a brilliant route to consider. Look out for our apprentice open events that our scheduled throughout the year. At these events you can have a look around the centre, meet our experienced engineering trainers and talk to our current engineering apprentices to find out all you need to know about an apprenticeship in engineering.

Look out for our Apprentice Open Events on our What's On? page.

Contact information

General enquiries:
0114 2226241

Work experience enquiries:

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