Welcome to The STEM Exchange

Bringing together employers, young people
and teachers.

The STEM Exchange acts as a matching service, providing teachers and young people (aged 14 and over) with the opportunity to access face-to-face science, technology, engineering and maths experiences offered by employers.

It was established by not-for-profit engineering skills organisation Semta and originally commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).

Employers

Are you an employer in a STEM industry or looking for talent with STEM skills? Do you want to secure your future talent pipeline? You can provide vital opportunities for young people and teachers to gain first-hand experience of what it’s really like to work in industry.

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Teachers

Are you a teacher or tutor looking to give the young people you teach the very best start to their careers? Do you want to gain a better understanding of what a STEM career really looks like and connect with industries in your local area?


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Young People

Whether you’re interested in sound engineering for the music industry, developing green technologies, creating software or designing buildings, STEM industries offer a huge range of career options.



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Employers

  • Register by completing a simple form indicating your industry area and the types of support you can offer to teachers, young people or both.
  • Support options range from events, work experience and job shadowing, open days to support materials
  • You’ll receive an email indicating a teacher or young person wishes to contact you
  • You can view their profile and either decline or accept the invitation
  • Arrange the activity with the requestor
  • Report on any interactions

Teachers

  • Register and complete a personal profile
  • Once registered you can search for employers in your area who are offering STEM opportunities, ranging from work experience, to careers events
  • Select any opportunities you like
  • The employer receives an email and can accept or decline your invitation
  • If they accept they’ll make contact with you to make specific arrangements
  • You’ll be able to feedback on any interactions

Young People

  • Register and complete a personal profile
  • Once registered you can search for employers in your area who are offering STEM opportunities, ranging from work experience, to careers events
  • Select any opportunities you like
  • The employer receives an email and can accept or decline your invitation
  • If they accept they’ll make contact with you to make specific arrangements
  • You’ll be able to feedback on any interactions

Showcase: Ryan Carey, Project Management Degree Apprentice, BAE Systems

At school we were just given two bits of advice. One, get a career. Two, go to university. There was little else outside the university route, so it was difficult to figure out just what to do next on your own. Think back to when you were a teenager.

Did you know, for sure, what you wanted to do when you left school? Did you have a clear sense of what the working world was like, and what employers were going to want from you?

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Project Manager Degree Level Apprentice BAE Systems

Working in Partnership With

EAL Working In Partnership With StemExperience
GetMyFirstJob Working In Partnership With StemExperience
Education and Training Foundation Working In Partnership With StemExperience
Year of Engineering Working In Partnership With StemExperience

What Employers Are Saying.

"There is nothing more important to the future of the UK economy than inspiring the next generation – boys and girls and from all walks of life – into STEM careers"

Paul Broadhead, Head of Community Investment & Education Outreach, Rolls-Royce plc