Research Placements & Experiences (North West)
All About STEM is delighted to be the Research Placement and Experience Coordinator for the North West, covering Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.
Our role is to recruit and support businesses, academic institutions and other relevant stakeholders to host Y12 students to undertake research placements or experiences, working with successful student applicants and their teachers to ensure the very best experience for all involved.
Research Placements and Experiences are fantastic opportunities for students to apply skills and knowledge learned at school and work alongside researchers and industry professionals.
If you’re a young person (or their parent/guardian/teacher) interested in completing a placement, or a business, academic institution or other relevant stakeholder, interested in hosting a placement, click the button below for further information.
Back in 2016, Unilever approached All About STEM for support in developing a programme of activities that would facilitate the company’s social mission agenda, harness and develop the skills of Unilever and provide positive, inspirational and informative experiences for teachers and students.
Together we have developed a wide-ranging schools engagement programme that includes a teacher twilight event, on-site days, a team challenge, a competition, a digital careers awareness project and a work experience programme. The company is also the headline sponsor of our annual North West STEM event.
Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for Schools & Colleges Project (ASK)
Did you know that Apprenticeship participation now stands at a record high level?
Did you know that you can achieve a degree through an apprenticeship?
Did you know that there can be up to 23000 apprenticeship positions available across England at any one time?
If you didn’t know the above, you are not alone and All About STEM is working in Cheshire, Warrington, Knowsley & Wirral to help make sure that schools, colleges and their students are fully informed about the brilliant opportunities that apprenticeships offer.
In March 2017 All about STEM started to deliver the (ASK) Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools and Colleges project (commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service).
The project works with school and colleges to ensure they are getting the support they need to fully promote apprenticeship by ensuring they are provided with up to date information and guidance about apprenticeships.
To find out how your school can benefit from the free support available from the project, contact [email protected].
Careers and Enterprise Company’s Enterprise Adviser Network
All About STEM (All About Futures) partner with Growth Platform, Career Connect, Sefton EBP, St Helens Chamber, Shaping Futures, Wirral Chamber and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as the Careers and Enterprise Company Career Hub for the Liverpool City Region.
The Enterprise Adviser Network is a national network that looks to connect schools and colleges with employers and careers program providers, to create meaningful encounters for pupils with the world of work.
Through the work of the Network, senior leadership teams in schools are linking with local business leaders to develop effective careers and enterprise plans that connect with local and national employers to offer more work encounters for students.
The program benefits businesses by enabling them to develop the future talent pool, provide staff development, network with other committed organisations and increase their own outreach and engagement, widening their access to a diverse range of young talent.
There are still some places available for additional interested schools to join the network. Equally, we are always on the lookout for business leaders from the local business community, who could join us as Enterprise Advisers, building relationships with school leadership teams, in inspiring the next workforce generation to look to the career opportunities in the Liverpool City Region.
Reading is STEMsational!
Reading is STEMsational is a primary school literacy project that enables schools to use their literacy and Science curriculum as the basis for a whole-school STEM week, enhanced with enrichment and careers-aspiration activities.
All About STEM have partnered with Shaping Futures for many years collaborating on outreach. events and activities.
Shaping Futures is part of the Uni Connect Programme and provides all secondary schools and colleges across the Liverpool City Region with comprehensive, impartial information, advice and support on all matters relating to Higher Education in one easily accessible place.
They also offer a wealth of amazing resources for parents, teachers and learners (year 9 – 13).