Education

STEM Ambassador

United Kingdom

As a STEM ambassador, your role will involve meeting young people and helping them build a picture of what it’s like to work in your industry.

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If you are passionate about inspiring the next generation of engineers by sharing your experiences with young people, you might be interested in becoming a STEM ambassador. 

STEM ambassadors are volunteers from science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) related jobs or fields. 

As a STEM ambassador your role could range from speaking to young people 5-18 years old and conducting an experiment or activity, to judging a school STEM competition or helping at a careers’ fair.

This volunteering opportunity is provided by STEM Learning, a national charity that delivers programmes creating opportunities for young people through STEM initiatives. We work extremely closely with STEM Learning to raise awareness of the programme. This means that even more engineers have the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for engineering with young people.

About you

  • You will be enthusiastic about STEM subjects and want to encourage young people to enjoy them
  • You will be an IMechE Member (any grade) 
  • You want to inspire young people, or support teachers in the classroom by explaining current applications of STEM in industry or research.
  • Based in the UK.
     

Meet a STEM ambassador

  • Keith Wylie

    Keith is an active STEM ambassador, using these transferable skills in the workplace to mentor young apprentices whilst giving back to the engineering community.

What you will do

You will have an opportunity to get involved in a diverse range of activities that all have a positive impact on young people’s learning and enjoyment of STEM. These include:

  • Giving careers talks or helping at careers fairs
  • Providing technical advice or practical support to STEM projects in the classroom
  • Supporting projects in after-school STEM clubs
  • Judging school STEM competitions
  • Speed networking with pupils, parents and teachers
  • Devising or delivering practical STEM experiments or demonstrations
  • Helping students with mock job interviews

How you will benefit

You will:

  • Be contributing towards your CPD
  • Boost your professional skills, experience and confidence
  • Be able to share your enthusiasm and passion for engineering with the next generation and inspire them
  • Make a difference to young people and potentially open up a whole new career to them
  • Make a worthwhile contribution to your community 

How much time it will take

  • You will need to be available during term time to visit a school
  • You are expected to take part in a minimum of one event.

How it works

Register as a STEM Ambassador 

Registration is free, quick an easy.

Registration is through STEM Learning.  Through STEM Learning you will be given a free induction course as well as gain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, a legal requirement for working with schools and young people

Download further information and full details on how to register.
 

Get in touch

If you have a question about becoming an Ambassador, we'd like to hear from you.

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Contact us to register your interest in becoming a STEM Ambassador.  

More information

Resources

  • Once registered as an IMechE STEM Ambassador you will be able to request education materials using the online order form
  • Other resources, power point presentations and activities can be found on the Tomorrow’s Engineers and STEM Learning webpages. 

If you are a school and would like to book a STEM Ambassador please find out more.