We have been sitting down with guests including app designers, cybersecurity apprentices and virtual reality games designers to find out what is involved in their jobs day-to-day, hear about some of the exciting projects they are working on, what they love most about their jobs and any advice they would give to young people interested in a similar career path.
As well as people in different jobs we’ve also showcased different routes into technology including apprenticeships, graduate schemes and fast-track training and our speakers come from a range of organisations. The careers inspiration series allows young people to find out, first-hand, about some of the different opportunities available in technology.
Due to the current circumstances, young people will be missing out on activities such as careers fairs and work experience, so we wanted to provide some information to help fill that gap.
Overall, the series is a great opportunity to:
Each video is around 15 minutes.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Learning what the engineering workplace is like
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
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:
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.
Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.
Staying positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.
STEM Ambassadors from a wide range of STEM-related jobs to help bring subjects to life.
Teams build, program and control LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 as well as present an engineering-focused research project.