Science Industry Partnership

20 Oct 2021

New partnership set to inspire the next generation of scientific talent

STEM Ambassadors and the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) have announced a new collaboration to support employers in developing a pipeline of future workforce talent.

The STEM Ambassador programme helps young people to pursue STEM subjects. By working with parents, teachers and careers advisers they raise aspirations, support learning and bring to life the breadth of career options available within the science-based industries.

With a diverse network of more than 30,000 volunteers across the UK, STEM Ambassadors make a real impact on the lives of young people by demonstrating the practical applications of their learning and showing the diversity of STEM careers available to them.

The new collaboration announced with the SIP, a powerful employer-led alliance of leading science companies, with its own 600 strong ambassador network, will see both groups working together to share resources and opportunities which it is hoped will improve the range and accessibility of resources for employers keen to carry out careers outreach activity within the community.


Rachel Brickell, Careers Development lead for the SIP commented:

“Our members see the clear potential for Careers Outreach, in building a pipeline of future talent, making a positive impact in the local communities and creating uplifting and impactful experiences for their employees.  This new partnership is an exciting development that aligns resources and opportunities to improve upon more holistic careers outreach solution, acting as one stop shop for anyone looking to inspire the next generation of technical talent. “


The STEM Ambassador’s programme manager Sharmila Metcalf, said:

“We are delighted to welcome the SIP Ambassadors to our UK-wide STEM Ambassador programme. This boost of STEM experts will not only contribute to the existing support that this initiative provides to young people in the understanding of real world applications of science but also help to illuminate STEM careers, provide links with the world of work, raise aspirations and demonstrate to students the wide range of people who pursue a future in STEM.”

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About the SIP Ambassador Programme

SIP Members can join a network of Industry professionals who inspire and enthuse young people into careers within the science-based industries. SIP Ambassadors engage with young people, and educators to promote STEM based careers through visits to schools and colleges, attendance at careers fairs and by supporting industry visits. SIP Ambassador training gives your workforce the skills, expertise and resources to enthuse young people and provide a unique insight into the world of work.

Science Industry Partnership (SIP)

The SIP is a powerful employer led alliance that provides one influential voice to Government on skills, ensuring the science sector is heard and understood. To deliver the sector’s skills ambition, the SIP works on behalf its members to make sure they get maximum return and value from the skills system.