Who gets involved
STEMNET welcomes involvement from all companies, whether they are national corporations or small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
There are companies who have large education interests and who can commit on a national basis.
"Thales UK employs over 9,000 employees based in more than 50 locations throughout all regions, with a high proportion of staff being involved in science, technology and engineering. As a company, therefore, the themes of youth, technology and education are key for us and Science and Engineering Clubs are an excellent way of enthusing and encouraging our next generation of employees.'
Dawn Ohlson C.Eng M.Eng MIET, Director - Educational Affairs
Other companies get involved with schools at a local or regional level, and encourage employees to get involved with a range of activities, mainly through the STEM Ambassadors programme.
British Nuclear Group
‘We really enjoy working with STEMPOINT Cumbria in developing and delivering science based education programmes for schools across Cumbria and beyond. All our staff have now registered as STEM Ambassadors and regularly contribute to the many activities that STEMPOINT contract holders promote. It’s great to see teachers and children enjoying learning about science in this way.’
Pauline Farrell, Education Manager for British Nuclear Group.
For small and medium enterprises (SMEs) it can be more difficult to commit to long term involvement in activities or with schools due to resources. However, many SMEs remain keen to contribute, although involvement is usually at a local level close to their location. Many STEM Ambassadors commit to just one or two activities a year, making it a perfect programme for small companies to get involved with.
REACT Engineering is a small consultancy in Cumbria. Ten of its engineers have been appointed as STEM Ambassadors, which is over a third of their total employees.
‘They all felt very strongly that they could make a contribution to engineering by volunteering to become Ambassadors’
Pete Woolaghan, Director, REACT Engineering
Contact your local contract holder by clicking here.
Last Updated: Friday 24 September, 2010