If you’re interested in a STEM career, getting some work experience could prove invaluable. Not only will it help you see the type of careers available and give you a useful insight into what goes on in a particular industry, but your proactivity will be noticed and appreciated by potential future employers. If you’re up against someone with very similar grades, being able to demonstrate that you’ve spent some time in industry, could give you a real advantage.
The STEM Experience is a user-friendly website that enables you to search for STEM related work experience opportunities in your area. Once you’ve registered and created your profile, you can select the industry area that you’re interested in. You’ll see that the range of STEM industries is huge, so there’s bound to be something that interests you. When you’ve found an opportunity that you like the look of, just click to apply and the employer will be in touch if they think you’re a good fit for the placement. They’ll do this by looking at your profile, so be sure to present yourself in the best possible way!
As well as giving you access to work experience opportunities, The STEM Experience has a range of Resources that you might find useful and a Calendar with relevant STEM related events. Also, be sure to check out the News page for the latest news and updates.