STEM careers provision is essential to inform young people about the options available to them and to inspire them to follow educational pathways into engineering. Our research and analysis looks at STEM careers provision, looking both at young people’s experiences and perceptions of careers provision and engineering, and how STEM careers provision in schools and colleges can be improved.
Published in June 2021, this is a joint report by EngineeringUK and 7 engineering and careers organisations. It calls on government to invest £40 million in improving access to careers provision for students in schools and colleges in England to enable more young people to understand the opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers and so support the drive to build back better and ’level up’ across the UK in a post-Covid world.
Published in September 2020, this briefing provides an overview of young people’s experiences and perspectives of careers provision and engineering, including their access to careers activities since school closures in March 2020. It draws on findings from our recent survey Young People and Covid-19 and our Engineering Brand Monitor to evidence the importance of engineering and STEM careers provision in the context of uncertainty about the future that young people are facing. It also highlights how opportunities to learn about and pursue pathways into engineering could be made more accessible and equitable.