Case Studies

There are various ways in which businesses and organisations can work with STEMworks on an outreach/ engagement programme.  Below are some example programmes for inspiration. If you would like to discuss a project, please contact us

Large Inter-school Competition

GE Aviation annually support an established competition involving approximately 100 primary schools in Gloucestershire. Students need to construct an engineering solution to a specified problem using K’nex.  Winning teams from each school are brought together to compete in the K’nex Challenge grand final.  Schools and students are covert their place within this very well established competition. GE apprentices… read more

Consortium Approach

A consortium of Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing companies within the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership have worked collectively with STEMworks to engage students from 40 schools in the county. Since 2013 STEMworks has worked with a number of companies, ranging in size from SME to multinational, to provide school workshops.  Companies provide engineers to support the workshops… read more

Localised Engagement

TT Electronics teamed up with STEMworks to engage students in primary schools around their Newport facility in South Wales.  Expanding the programme to work with 8 classes across 4 schools, TT Electronics has increased brand recognition and made a positive contribution to the local community.  The workshops were each supported by an engineer who helped… read more

Festivals

STEMworks have helped companies deisgn and deliver interactive stands and workshops at various festivals and events.  To exemplify, Siemens requested that STEMworks support their education outreach campaign at the Cheltenham Science Festival. STEMworks ran a large number of short (1 hour) workshops over a week with hundreds of students engaged.  For more information of STEMworks 2015… read more

Planning for Recruitment

Companies which will be required to recruit a significant number of STEM professionals as part of a large engineering project may consider laying foundations early.  EDF Energy have worked with STEMworks over several years to ensure that young local people enter the recruitment pipeline in preparation for the construction of Hinkley Point C, Somerset. STEMworks has… read more