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Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM)

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are hugely important areas of study. People with STEM qualifications are in high demand from employers. By achieving good grades at GCSE and A Level in STEM subjects individuals put themselves in a strong position in the jobs market. 

The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group has developed and approved the business case for a Next Generation Nuclear project. This would see a project spanning a full programme of activities to boost nuclear schools and college outreach, covering a teaching resource portal, meaningful workplace encounters and Teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This would be the first of a kind ‘whole sector’ approach to improving outreach and careers activity and would support the implementation of the Government’s Careers Strategy.

The following is a list of organisations that are involved with STEM activities and links to the relevant websites are given under each project.


Initiatives that may be of interest...

NSAN - Energy Foresight Programme 

The Energy Foresight programme supports teachers and STEM ambassadors in effectively supporting and delivering the GCSE curriculum.  The programme includes films, online games and teacher packs that provide information to help with students’ understanding of the benefits of a balanced energy portfolio and the impact and different uses of radiation.




Engineering construction companies must recruit staff for an extra 33,000 jobs by 2026. So, whether you are a young person just embarking on a career from school or university, or already in employment in a engineering role, there are plenty of opportunities in engineering construction.




NSSG - Career Pathways

Provides generic career pathways to support mobility across and into the sector. It is aimed at both young entrants, those coming in from other sectors, and employees considering career options. It also provides for the planning of careers pathways to reach specific job roles.



EngineeringUK - Tomorrows Engineers 

Tomorrow’s Engineers currently brings together, and eventually will join up, engaging hands-on activities from many different providers that showcase and contextualise modern engineering, with great careers information that helps young people understand how what they learn at school is used in the real world.


EngineeringUK - Big Bang Programme

The Big Bang programme brings classroom learning to life for young people, celebrating their achievements and inspiring them to consider a future in STEM. It comprises The Big Bang Fair, The Big Bang Competition and Big Bang Near Me.



The Society for Radiological Protection

Radiation Protection School Resources include a range of lesson plans and posters that are free to download and use.  SRP also invites local secondary schools to join in special events organised in association with the Annual Conference, held in the spring at different locations around the UK



Children and young people need to be inspired, informed and educated at an early age about the benefits of STEM in order to take full advantage of employment projects the UK has to offer.


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