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STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors from a wide range of STEM-related jobs to help bring subjects to life.

STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers who offer their time and support to promote STEM subjects to young learners in a vast range of original, creative, practical and engaging ways. They cross all ages and backgrounds, representing a vast spectrum of different employers.

STEM Ambassadors help open the doors to a world of opportunities and possibilities which come from pursuing STEM subjects and careers. They not only inspire young people, they also support their influencers by explaining the relevance of STEM and current applications in industry or research.

STEM Ambassadors can support a range of activities including: career events, classroom activities, STEM clubs, mentoring, workplace visits, science festivals, youth groups, speed networking and career presentations.

Online speakers can share what they do in their STEM field, how they got to where they are and how young people can follow in their footsteps. STEM Ambassadors can also support careers or STEM Q&A sessions.


Varied depending on school requirements and volunteer availability.


Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Agriculture and Food
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Design/Art/Fashion
    • Electronics/Robotics/Programming
    • Energy/Environment
    • Entertainment
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Materials/Products/Manufacturing
    • Medicine/Healthcare
    • Space/Aerospace Engineering
    • Sport/Fitness
    • Structures/Construction/Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering/Systems/Processes
    • Transport

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

What the teachers say

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It has challenged stereotypes and instilled a more ‘can-do’ attitude for STEM subjects and ‘why not me?’ The variety of challenges and activities with a range of different STEM Ambassadors meant that the pupils were really excited and enthused about what each day would bring.
Teacher St Mary’s Primary School
STEM Ambassadors who can talk about their everyday life once they’ve left school, or are further on in their developed careers, can really focus students. They’re effectively an interface between the student and the opportunities which are out there.
Russell Davies, Head of Design and Technology

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