Careers Information for Your Classroom

  • My Tech Story presents the personal stories of people who are benefiting from their decision to choose tech education and careers. While each has chosen a different route, all are enjoying worthwhile opportunities and finding interesting career paths or educational experiences.
  • There are lots of exciting technical creative positions within the Creative Industries that demand very high levels of maths and Physics capabilities. Examples of job roles can be viewed at http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries . Roles in VFX, gaming, animation and film have particular need for maths and physics. For example Match Move Artists translate and imitate the camera movements in live action shots and match those movements in 3D. 

  • WISE have launched their 'People Like Me' resource pack and app - a set of training and teaching resources for teachers, STEM Ambassadors and an interactive app for girls.

 

  • The Institute of Physics has some great free posters and leaflets for use in the classroom. Free copies can be obtained by emailing education@iop.org . The first set features Ben Still and Kelly Oakes. Ben works in science as a particle physicist on the T2K neutrino experiment in Japan, while Kelly uses her skills beyond science as an editor for the popular news and entertainment website BuzzFeed.
  • Founders4Schools (F4S) is a free service that invites successful business founders into schools to talk to students.  Students get a first-hand account of how people have used their education in their career paths and find out how to prepare for jobs.  Teachers can set up a session by going to their websitewww.founders4schools.org.uk.   

  • Get inspired to go into a career in technology. Read the WISE blog featuring Lotte Cutts, Software Developer at Sky. "In the last 3 years I’ve gone from complete beginner to completing an MSc in Computer Science, and into a job as a Graduate Software Developer."  Read Lotte's story.

 

  • The RAF STEM Resources demonstrate how the RAF use technology to aid them in search and rescue operations and how the natural world inspires engineers to develop new products and designs.
  • Do you have students interested in a career in science? Have they considered a healthcare science degree? Healthcare science is about using science and technology to diagnose and treat patients. Healthcare science degrees are delivered in partnership between universities and workplace providers. Download this excellent leaflet to learn more.You can find out more about healthcare science here

  • "I don’t like science. My favourite subject is English."  "I don’t need science. I want a job in journalism or creative media." We’ve all heard comments like this, but how do we motivate these students and also help them to realise that a good understanding of science would greatly enhance their career opportunities in areas such as journalism, communications and creative media. Read more.
  • Head STEAM is an educational channel that aims to inspire students to become a future leader of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) industries. The short videos explore a variety of STEAM topics such as sound waves and frequencies, 3D printing and coding - but also demonstrate how they apply to our everyday lives. They also aim to highlight the careers which use this knowledge in the real world with interviews from experts in their field.

  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology is working to engineer a better world by inspiring the next generation of engineers and technicians. Read their latest report here.

 

  • As well as its role as a professional body, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers focuses on educational activities and policies aimed at inspiring, preparing and supporting tomorrow’s engineers to respond to society’s challenges. Take a look at their career inspiring information.

 

  • Tomorrows' Engineers have updated some of their careers material and have developed some additional resources, including two new postcards (‘power’ and ‘water’) and an ‘Engineering at university’ guide. All materials can be viewed and ordered via the Tomorrow’s Engineers website.

 

  • 'Faces of Chemistry' videos now available to highlight careers in chemistry. The resources are produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

 

  • The Future Morph website provides a massive amount of career information relating to maths, engineering, medicine & science.

 

  • The excellent maths careers website shows the usefulness of mathematics for all students aged over 11.