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Careers: STEM

Why choose STEM?

STEM: Science – Technology – Engineering – Maths
Improving lives through a world-leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

The demand for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) skills is growing.

STEM is important in all our lives and its importance is increasing. STEM subjects can help you get into and be more effective in a range of careers.

  • Science is important in the production of food, to our health, in our leisure time and in our working lives.
  • Technology is increasingly important to our everyday life, in work and at home.
  • Engineering is used in the design of buildings, roads, bridges, machines including those used in medicine, and is used in the protection of the environment.
  • Maths is part of every job and activity we do, as well as the main skill for a range of jobs and careers.

There is a huge range of careers for people with STEM-based skills

  • … qualifications are in demand in the job market and offer good long term career prospects
  • … organisations are very keen to recruit people to meet the shortage of skills they face
  • … learning develops skills for solving problems, discovering new ideas, asking questions, finding answers, making things – food, materials and products

STEM organisations are keen to recruit people who represent ALL of us

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STEM subjects are useful for ALL jobs …

but if you want to work in a STEM job, such as a scientist, engineer, statistician, medical career, IT, games development and more, it is useful to have skills and qualities such as:

  • being organised
  • an eye for detail
  • having a common sense approach
  • the ability to record information accurately
  • good teamwork skills
  • practical and/or scientific skills
  • being questioning and interested
  • good problem-solving skills
  • good written and spoken communication skills

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STEM Learning careers posters

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