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Open Enrolment starts Tuesday 26th August

STEM Academy is delighted to be able to extend the number of places on offer due to excessive demand. We are opening the doors for Open Enrolment on Tuesday 26th...

Enrolment starts for second year!

Enrolment starts for second year!

  Thursday 21st August saw the start of enrolment for the second year of Stem Academy. We are more than doubling in size this year and were excited to see...


STEM Academy has at its heart a strong focus and commitment in preparing its students for the world of work; this will be achieved through STEM Academy Career First programme.

At STEM Academy our vision is to enable our students to acquire new knowledge and have the tools to succeed in the future.

Studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects opens up a wide and varied range of career opportunities and employment choices. Students who study STEM subjects acquire analytical and problem-solving skills that are highly attractive to potential employers.

Did you know that STEM graduates earn on average 30% more over their lifetime than graduates from other disciplines?

The CBI annual skills report (Learning to grow, 2012) identified 42% of employers as having difficulties in recruiting STEM-skilled employees.

Major STEM sectors and top employers

Aerospace – Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Boeing, Macedonian Airways, Private Jet Charter, BAA

Automotive – Rolls-Royce

Biomedical – The Biomedical Research Education Trust, Henderson Biomedical, AstraZeneca

Financial & professional – MatchTech, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Besso, Mackenzie Stuart, Barclays, National Westminster Bank

Chemicals – Thames Water, BP, Shell, Premier Oil

Digital & creative – BT, Sony Ericsson, TalkTalk

Food & drink – The Park Royal Food Innovation Centre (PRFIC), Associated British Foods, Cadbury plc

There are lots of interesting and exciting jobs including:

  • Scientific advisor for cosmetics
  • Digital designer
  • Games designer / developer
  • Food technologist
  • Sports technologist


  • Marine biologist
  • Snowboard designer
  • Spacecraft engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Structural engineer

Find out more routes into an engineering careers here.

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