Over 2000 new jobs and apprenticeships from leading STEM organisations6 May 2014
The Chancellor, George Osborne, has announced a new campaign to boost participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (the ‘STEM’ subjects) at school and beyond, with over 170 leading businesses and institutions offering over 2,000 jobs and apprenticeships.
The campaign – called “Your Life”, will have targeted advertising and will include a scheme to boost the number of high-skilled science teachers alongside the pledges from businesses.
Organisations such as Google, Arup, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Ford, BP, BSkyB, Airbus and the Royal Academy of Engineering have pledged to do more to highlight the career opportunities open to those studying STEM subjects, and they have committed to creating over 2,000 new entry level positions, which will include apprenticeships, graduate jobs and paid work experience posts.
In addition, top firms including Barclays, are also sponsoring a new scheme called “Maths and Physics Chairs”, to recruit post-doctoral graduates to become science and maths teachers injecting top-level expertise into schools with poor progression in these topics.