Would you like to share your enthusiasm for your career to act as an inspiring role model to young people?
Register as a STEM Ambassador today.
Who are STEM Ambassadors?
People from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) working backgrounds who volunteer their time to act as inspiring role models for young people. Anyone who has a desire to inspire young people in STEM subjects can become a STEM Ambassador. The main qualities that all Ambassadors share are enthusiasm and commitment, along with a passion for what they do.
Since the programme began, young people in the UK’s schools and colleges have been able to benefit from the skills, time and enthusiasm of around
25,000 volunteer Ambassadors.
You can volunteer your time as a STEM Ambassador whether you are retired, at the height of your career, or undertaking training – you will all help to make a real difference.
What do STEM Ambassadors do?
They provide a refreshing change to regular lessons and activities, and open the door to a whole new world for young people. They help young people to see STEM subjects and careers with a fresh perspective, and engage their interest and imagination in new ways. We ask that all Ambassadors carry out at least one activity a year, and your local contact will give you all the advice you need before carrying out an activity.
You should still register as a STEM Ambassador even if you are currently involved in other things such as mentoring programmes, School Governors, or doing community work with young people, as these activities all fall under the STEM Ambassadors umbrella.
What’s in it for me?
As a STEM Ambassador you have the opportunity to:
- gain a fresh perspective on day-to-day work when seen through the eyes of students
- face a different challenge to that of everyday work
- enjoy a sense of achievement after delivering an activity
- help make a difference in the local community
- challenge stereotypes young people have about STEM subjects and related careers
- strengthen your own skills, including communication, planning and presentation skills
- access our expert support and guidance, and information on other activities
- have lots of fun and enjoy the buzz and energy from the young people!
How can I get involved?
Go to the STEMNET website for more information about STEM Ambassadors and to join online. Your local contact will then get in touch to arrange a convenient time for training (approx 2-3 hours) and DBS checking (Disclosure and Barring Service).